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Default Rear Calliper - Twisted Boot! - 13th April 2015, 09:09 PM

So my Cooper S had a weird squeaking coming from the rear nearside wheel - Thought I'd check it out so jacked it up and took the wheel off. My initial thoughts were a wheel bearing but that seems ok. I'm thinking the calliper piston boot is causing the hassle. Here is a pic, what are your thoughts peeps:



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Default Rear Calliper - Twisted Boot! - 14th April 2015, 06:54 AM

It might be jamming the piston forward a little I guess. Just replace the boot. Saying that I seem to remember really struggling to do mine.
  
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Default Rear Calliper - Twisted Boot! - 14th April 2015, 12:59 PM

That looks mangled !
Either what Karl says or the rubber is getting behind the pad
  
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Default 15th April 2015, 07:33 AM

just buy a new caliper from euro car parts. that looks ****ed
  
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Default 15th April 2015, 07:51 PM

Try winding it the other way might straighten it self out and don't buy a new 1 Rwally easy to do just done both rears on my works this afternoon


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Default Rear Calliper - Twisted Boot! - 15th April 2015, 08:08 PM

^ this

Wind it out, smear a load of brake fluid around the boot to lube it up a bit - try tugging the boot gently out of its groove on the piston and get some fluid smeared around there. As you wind the piston back in, do it gradually and try to sort of pull the boot round to stop it twisting. It should be fine.
  
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Default 15th April 2015, 08:15 PM

2 turns
Then back off half a turn

Repeat....

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Default 16th April 2015, 09:45 PM

Brill, thanks for your comments peeps. Will give repairing it a go first. If it doesnt work, guess it will be new caliper time...
  
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Default 17th April 2015, 05:55 PM

If I lived closer I would come fix it for u, it doesn't need a new caliper honestly
This was mine ,
Stripped it down and reseated seal works as good as new, saves 105 pound a caliper
  
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Default 17th April 2015, 08:23 PM

haha see this all the time, the idiot who changed the rear pads last hasn't used a caliper winding back tool. looks like you got it sorted but if it's been like that a while salt/water/dirt has probably got round the piston, so beware it will probably sieze eventually
  
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