***uming you are referring to the rear brakes, with the integral hand brake mechanism, I'm surprised that the rear brake pistons don't require winding back in.
The hand brake mechanism may be a brake-shoe setp-up.
Yes, they will push out when the brake pedal is pressed, as that is like...
Looks like the caliper is going to have to come off the car for a refurb.
I'm planning to undo the Banjo bolt, and then quickly insert a dummy bolt in it's place to stop the brake fluid leaking.
Anyone know what size the Banjo bolt is?
It's a Lucas caliper.
That piston looks in a bad state.
Just noticed the clamp on the brake line - I must admit I'm not a fan of that technique. Wouldn't it potentially damage the brake line.
I appreciate a lot of mechanics do it for speed and convenience.
Was hoping to resolve it without taking it off the car.
If all else fails then there would be no other option but to undo the banjo bolt and hand-brake mechanism etc.
Apart form the piston being corroded, can it be "seized" at any other point?
Thanks to everyone for their input.
It does say "Lucas" on the caliper, but there may be different variants of the Lucas caliper.
Where do they normally seize? The rubber dust boot is intact, so unlikely that that the piston is corroded.
My limited understanding is that the piston only makes...
Went to change the rear brake pads on the Honda accord saloon 2006-2008. Disks all round.
The rear piston in the caliper is supposed to be wound (clockwise) back in with a tool.
But the piston is stuck solid, and won't turn clockwise so I can't wind it back in.
The cap on the brake...