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 Posted: 02-11-2012 06:19 pm
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Greg Fletcher



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Just my opinion, but I think that's an old wives tale about splitting the caliper halves. You actually need to do it to rebuild them properly, but you will need the correct fluid resistant o-ring to replace it and do it right. I think they tell you that in the manual as liability issue, if it's not done correctly or with the correct parts then it can result in brake failure and be dangerous.

Anyways, for the original poster, the problem you are describing is exactly what I had when my brake master booster went south. It would become over active as it were and make contact with the master cylinder rod, overheat the entire system and lock up the rear drums. It took me quite a while to figure that one out. If that's the case, a rebuild or used booster will do the trick.