[ROVERNET - UK] Rear Brakes(Jan Tilberg)

Roger.Matheson roger.matheson at bigpond.com
Thu May 24 13:34:44 BST 2007

Hi Ben,

The rear callipers do have pistons that operate in the conventional 
hydraulic manner.  The fluid transmits pressure on the pedal to the pads on 
the disc.  I suspect that you have not got out all the air and that is why 
the rear brakes are not working.  Try the diagnostics in reltion to the 
ajusters and the tappett of the handbrake mechansim.  Assuming all is well, 
turning the lever by hand will ajust up the pads relatively quickly.  Then 
you can use the foot pedal technique to get the rest of the air out with a 
helper.  Does your car have twin boosters?? because it is interesting that 
your front brakes work while the rears do not.

Roger Matheson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Rodgers" <irishrover at netscape.ca>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2007 8:21 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Rear Brakes(Jan Tilberg)

> Hi Jan
>         Thank you for the info, you asked how I bled the rear brakes if 
> the
> pads were not adjusted up. I guess as the rear calipers do not have 
> pistons
> directly operated by the brake fluid you would still build up pressure in
> the lines by pumping the brake pedal. I certainly got air out of the rear
> bleeder.
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