When this is the case, you only need to remember this…. A brake caliper depressor device as described in claim 11, wherein said barrel portion includes a second frame comprising a plurality of arm members having first ends attached to said front support member and second ends interconnected to one another, said second ends defining a hole. Quality caliper kits work even on cars that feature parking brakes that are self-adjusting, so you can count on the reliability of such kits regardless of what kind of car you drive. It is possible to re-assemble the piston and seals into a wheel cylinder however re-using seals often lead to leaking brake fluid. It is important, therefore, that the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the present invention. With easy access, you can work on the brakes and install new ones as necessary.
If the pedal is spongy there may be air in the lines. Each of the caliper piston engagement members 38 is disc-shaped and has a centrally-disposed hole 39 therethrough and also has diametrically-opposed openings 40, 41 disposed therethrough near a perimeter thereof. A brake caliper depressor device as described in claim 10, additionally comprising a plurality of said caliper piston engagement members. Providing an uncompromising safety rating, Milwaukee Insulated Screwdrivers are flame retardant and impact resistant and feature a dual layer insulation for maximum protection and a visual wear indicator to issue a replacement warning to the user. Description of the Prior Art The use of caliper piston depressors is known in the prior art. After this the pedal should never go lower than normal.
There are a range of options to choose from, so you should look for one that features the correct number of piston adapters and other accessories such as a backing plate and pressure screw assembly. After one or two pumps, the brake pedal should be firm and have acceptable pedal reserve. I assume it is the same as the 2004. Harbor Freight Tools stocks over 7,000 items in categories including automotive, air and power tools, shop equipment and hand tools. The results speak for themselves - with over 40 million customers and thousands of people switching to Harbor Freight Tools every day. Also notice the hollow bolt.
Other pages in this section: Other sections in this website: Show. Maximum supply pressure is 300 psi. Often you can remove the caliper without pushing the piston or spreading the brake pads. The only fix for this is to replace the brake shoes and wheel cylinder. You have to turn it caliper piston as you are depressing the piston back into the caliper. The mechanic that is helping me said to get rotors that are made in usa so I was wondering if you guys had any names … Roto-Tech — Made in Canada. The main portion 12 includes a first frame 13 having an elongate top member 14, an elongate bottom member 15, a back support member 16 conventionally interconnecting the elongate top and bottom members 14, 15.
Even still another object of the present invention is to provide a new brake caliper depressor device that saves the user substantial amount of time when installing new brake pads. Before returning the vehicle to service, step on the brakes several times. Upon occasion you will need to spread the brake pads to allow room for the caliper to come off. Many parts stores have a tool loaner option. Flexible brake hoses can be damaged if they are stretched or kinked.
See your Authorized Matco Tools distributor for warranty or return information on purchases made offline. You are responsible for the safety of the braking system and the passengers of that vehicle! In order to properly install and adjust brakes on cars, trucks or even on motorcycles, it is helpful to have the proper tools and accessory equipment. A brake caliper depressor device as described in claim 1, wherein said gun assembly further includes a push rod release member being pivotally attached to said back support member and having a first end which is engagable to said curved end portion of said elongate top member and having a curved second end portion, said push rod member being movably engaged through said push rod release member. What is claimed is: 1. It took two people to do mine. A brake caliper depressor device comprising: a gun assembly including a main portion, a barrel portion connected to said main portion, and an actuating trigger mechanism attached to said main portion; a push rod member being movably disposed through said gun member and having a first end and a second end; and at least one caliper piston engagement members removably attachable to said second end of said push rod member; wherein said actuating trigger assembly includes a handle portion and a lever member that is pivotable with respect to the handle portion and positioned with respect to said handle portion such that said handle portion and said lever are graspable by a single hand of the user and said handle portion and said lever are movable towards each other by moving fingers of the user toward the palm of the hand of the user, said lever being operationally coupled to said push rod member such that pivoting movement of said lever causes movement of said push rod member with respect to said main portion. Once the bleeder screw is opened it will relieve any hydraulic brake pressure and allow you to slowly press the piston back into the caliper housing.
By installing a brake pedal depressor you are blocking the vent port in the master cylinder. The tool then has 2 prongs that fit into the face of the piston so you can rotate it while pushing inwards. The tool does both push and turn and by only one person! The abstract is neither intended to define the invention of the application, which is measured by the claims, nor is it intended to be limiting as to the scope of the invention in any way. This gives both inward pressure and the turning motion. When you are done, use the tools to easily reposition the piston in the socket of the caliper. Most front calipers it will work perfectly, however, it works with very few rear pressed-in calipers due to being too wide in design to allow it to sit inside housing. You may even find this tool at affordable prices if you check around.
If your car is like most vehicles, it features 4 wheel disc brakes, and replacing them will require use of a specialized caliper. It is important to Gently force the piston back into the caliper housing. At any moment, worn out brakes can fail and cause a collision. As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception, upon which this disclosure is based, may readily be utilized as a basis for the designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the several purposes of the present invention. Few parts of your car are more important than your brakes. To avoid this always open the bleeder screw, and use a brake pedal depressor to keep contaminated fluid from being forced back into sensitive valves and antilock brake components. Loaner disc brake caliper tools are integral to successful brake replacement.
Brake fluid will get forced out the bleeder so be ready to catch the brake fluid in a container. A brake caliper depressor device as described in claim 1, wherein said barrel portion includes a second frame having a plurality of arm members having first ends being securely attached to said front support member, and also having second ends which are interconnected to one another and which have a hole extending therethrough. Opening the bleeder screw will relieve the pressure in the brake lines and allow the caliper piston to move out of the way. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention. © 2019 Matco Tools Corporation. In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings.
I turned it clockwise and that seemed to work. An even further object of the present invention is to provide a new brake caliper depressor device which is susceptible of a low cost of manufacture with regard to both materials and labor, and which accordingly is then susceptible of low prices of sale to the consuming public, thereby making such brake caliper depressor device economically available to the buying public. A brake caliper depressor device as described in claim 10, wherein said main portion includes a first frame comprising: an elongate top member; an elongate bottom member; a back support member interconnecting said elongate top and bottom members; and a front support member interconnecting said elongate top and bottom members; wherein said back and front support members have holes therethrough, said elongate top member having an end portion. A brake caliper depressor device as described in claim 4, wherein said gun assembly also includes a spring being, disposed between said front support member and said push rod engagement member. If the pedal is consistently low check the adjustment of the rear drum brakes. When installing a caliper back onto the vehicle be sure to torque mounting bolts to spec. This will reset the brake pads to their normal operating position.