I have the backend of my Cutlass apart to do some repairs. While I am back here, I took my rear pads in to be replaced (LT warranty) for some new ceramic Wagners and thought I might want to replace or rebuild the old calipers. How feasible is it to rebuild these calipers compared to just buying the rebuilt ones? Any tips on rebuilding these? The old ones worked great, I had replaced the pads and replaced boots, sliders etc. in these last around 30,000 miles ago and wear is pretty even on both sides of the rotor. Is removing the piston and reinstalling a painless operation?
In the long run it would end up costing around $50 to buy everything needed to rebuild the rear caliper pair compared to $140 for a pair of remans with new hardware.
Does anyone have tips on rebuilding these rear calipers?
thank you, Tim