Break calipers

Break calipers

 Doing the old trailer maintenance again befor a run down south. The hydrastar breaks on my trailer have never been that great. Done this type of service befor but this time I think I'll get the calipers rebuilt. In an effort too  stop a grabbing problem .  The breaks come on ok but don't release enuff. I think the seals are shot.  Anyone recommend me somebody. I'm in the freo area. Thanks.


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 Been through the same

Sun, 2018-01-28 15:59

 Been through the same process a few years ago. Depending on the brand you have i just replaced them with new ones at about $80 each for the Alko brand

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 Hey mate where did you get

Sun, 2018-01-28 22:15

 Hey mate where did you get the Alkos for $80? Normally about $130. Im gonna start changing mine 2 a year!

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 Fremantle trailers if you

Sun, 2018-01-28 16:04

 Fremantle trailers if you want someone to do it or martins trailer parts if your doing it yourself.

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Alko calipers

Sun, 2018-01-28 16:14

 Cheers boutime. Probably a better option then a rebuild. Where did you get them from? Did you have any problems with the thickness of the new break pads getting over the disc? 

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 I just did mine today, got

Sun, 2018-01-28 16:23

 I just did mine today, got all the parts from Martins trailer parts.

I replaced the hubs and pads and had no problems getting them back on

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 did them in Sydney but any

Sun, 2018-01-28 17:19

 did them in Sydney but any trailer place will sell them. this fit over very easy, bleed em and good to go

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 If they are not releasing

Sun, 2018-01-28 22:06

 If they are not releasing its probably the pistons.Had to pull all mine apart clean and put back together been good for the last 18 months since!

I did them myself but agree freo trailers ia the place to go!

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Cheers guys

Mon, 2018-01-29 02:02

 I'll head too freo trailers tomorrow see what the prices are like. It's a rush job as always, next job service the outboard! Thanks for the help.

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Take the calipers to Brakes West in Myaree

Mon, 2018-01-29 07:08

Terry will service them and you'll be good for another year