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Hey,

I need to rebuild the rear calipers on a 1977 Eldo (which are identical to 1976 and 1978, I believe). I've heard horror stories about the e-brake arm and spring coming out with no hope of going back in.

If I don't move the arm, can't I simply use compressed air to blow out the piston, and replace the seal, etc. like any other caliper?

Anybody got experience with this vintage and can give me a pointer or two?

thanks!

David
 

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If its like a 79 thru 85 Eldo, the you have to remove the spring and park brake cable end to fully remove the caliper. On my 84, I grabbed the cable end with vise grips, pulled it out enough to get it around the slotted hole it goes in on the caper then compressed the spring with my other hand. You might check for rebuilt calipers rather than rebuilding yours. On that old of a car, you have the potential for pitted piston bores. You you ck on "loaded" rebuilts, you get pads as well.
 
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