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I am re-building my rear calipers on my '82 280. I am having trouble replacing the piston boot. I can't seem to figure out how to get the piston in the caliper, and get the boot to seat in the placement grooves...HELP!!!

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> I am re-building my rear calipers on my '82
> 280. I am having trouble replacing the
> piston boot. I can't seem to figure out how
> to get the piston in the caliper, and get
> the boot to seat in the placement
> grooves...HELP!!!

> Thanks

I just did this yesterday. I put the boot in the groove in the caliper body first, and then put the piston into the boot and screwed it in. The boot will fit into the groove on the piston with no problem one the piston is in. I used three sets of pliers, vice grips and my wife's help, to stretch the boot to get the piston in to the boot. Now, if someone could answer MY question about the bleeding problem (see my earlier post today) maybe I can drive the car sometime soon.

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hey randy,
when you bled your z , start with the caliper the furthest away from you and mash on the brake pedalin a slow method so that you keep fluid in the lines and not have air backup in the system and then close them one at a time.

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