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Old 01-26-2014, 08:03 PM
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Brake caliper problems

My right rear caliper was froze up so I bought a rebuilt one from Import replacement parts. Its was a rebuilt oem caliper. The first one I installed the hole where the brake line hose banjo bolt goes in stripped out when I was tightening it down. Since than I ended up buying another caliper from IRP and went to install it today and the same thing happened.
Im not cross threading or over tightening. I was really careful with the bolt this time. I just tightened it just enough where it wasn't leaking brake fluid and it still stripped out the hole. Now there is metal shavings all in the caliper and pretty much useless. I did notice that the provided banjo bolt was a little longer than the oem banjo bolt. Would this cause the threads in the hole to become stripped out because I had to over tighten because it was to long?
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Re: Brake caliper problems

That could certainly be part of the issue.

Banjo bolt - crush washer - banjo brakeline fitting - crush washer - caliper is the order you should have.


The factory bolt nearly bottoms out as is, so a longer one should not be used...

a re-manned caliper from Honda is roughly 130 with a core if I recall correctly...maybe a little more
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Re: Brake caliper problems

Thanks for the reply. I had the washer bolt setup correct both times. Ive never had so much trouble!
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Re: Brake caliper problems

I emailed the company this morning about my problem and about the bolt size. Hopefully they will respond soon.
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Re: Brake caliper problems

round my parts over here i'm pretty well known for over tightening brake components without hardly trying lol this last time i was replacing my rotors i stripped out the caliper bolts real easy.... so all i'm saying is it happens even when you think your being careful... but it's always a good practice to check and double check bolt sizes when you're replacing parts just to be sure you're no going to ruin a brand new part....
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Re: Brake caliper problems

I just took it for granted that this was a rebuilt part and that everything was within spec. The company emailed me back and said they are talking with the manufacture (NuGeon). Just waiting on a reply back to see if they can get me a new one. I never knew it would be so easy to strip out a caliper.
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Re: Brake caliper problems

Emailed the company today and they are going to cover one of the calipers under warranty and send me a new one. This time I'm using the OEM bolt instead of the one provided. You can see in the picture how different they are. The one on the left is OEM and the one on the right is the one they provided. Also the OEM is 14mm theirs is 11mm? So weird because no one else has had this problem they said. Did Nugeon mess up and use the wrong bolt? Reminder the Nugeon caliper is a rebuilt nissin caliper.

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Re: Brake caliper problems

You need a digital caliper and a thread pitch gauge to verify any difference in outer diameter and threads.


Just by looking at that photo - I would say they are the same length. But the thread pitch and OD could be an issue if they are not the same.
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Re: Brake caliper problems

Here is another photo kind of hard to tell but it is definitely longer.
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Re: Brake caliper problems

Finally after Nugeon decided to warranty one of the calipers I received and installed the caliper with the OEM banjo bolt with zero problem. I still believe the provided banjo bolt was just to long and not working correctly. Almost two months later I am back on the road. Good thing I have a second vehicle. Never knew it was going to be such a PITA. After three calipers I am now an expert on rear caliper replacement. Took me longer to jack up the car than to install the caliper.
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