Sticking calliper on my Winnie :(

Boo

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Front wheel disc brake sticking........hmmm!

Took the wheel off but can't find any bolts that hold the calliper on.........anyone know?

It's a Chevy chassis by the way :)

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I don`t know, but Duncan will

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I`m guessing its a Workhorse chassis ? Has it had the brake recall done ?
 
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why would you want to stick a caliper on your willy surely a rule or tape measure would do the same job, Oops Winnie, must get new glasses, hee hee.
Been parked up in one place too long Boo the wheel cyl's are seized.
 

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I had the same problem with several RVs in the past due mainly to lack of use. It was ALWAYS the rubber flexi pipe that had separated on the inside. They are made up from an outer and inner pipe and will allow fluid through when you press the peddle but wont allow it to release when you take your foot off.
 

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come to think of it Dave I had one the same on my FG360. So a simplish fix just remove the hose and it should release, time to change all of the hoses then.
 
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I don`t know, but Duncan will

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I`m guessing its a Workhorse chassis ? Has it had the brake recall done ?
Yes I think it is a workhorse chassis.........what recall and when please Neily? :/
 
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So the recall was for the brakes? who do I contact about it? :eek:
 
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Think I'll start with new break hoses.........any recommendations where from please?
 

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Looks like yours isnt affected see below;

Re: Workhorse Brake Problem -- What model???
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 09:00:08 PM »

HERE is the official Workhorse Brake thread where as promised, I posted the announcement when it came out.


Over 47,000 2001-2006 MY Workhorse W-20 and W-22 chassis are affected. Workhorse will send out notices later this year for the affected models. Please have your current information on the WORKHORSE.COM site under "my motorhome", and they will first post it there if you are affected.

PS. W16 and W18 models are not affected.

« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 09:48:27 PM »
 
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Having a problem finding brake hoses............I could have some made up I suppose but I would rather buy made up, I found the part numbers though :)
 

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Wow!! they wan't £99.00 each + VAT.................would be cheaper to have them made :/ got another couple of places to try now :)
If you think thats expensive, I hope its not the callipers that need rebuilding.
 
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Remember I'm a Yorkshire man......I moan about all prices :) ........... and I usually find cheaper ;)
 
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Ok, spoke to R.V Spares who I have bought bits from in the past who reckons it won't be the brake hose, it will be the calliper that has seized after being stood for almost 3 years.

Price for 2 x recon callipers = £340 inc vat & p&p
4 new brake pads = £105 inc vat & p&p

And I have to send him my old ones.

Thoughts??
 
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Cheers for that Snowbird, talked to him for over an hour today, he certainly knows his stuff.........and he recommended DB Motors at Lester, A guy called Martin who talked me through the whole process and has a wealth of knowledge :)

As a result I've ordered the reconditioning kit for all 4 callipers, new high friction front pads, and 6 bottles of DOT 3 brake fluid to flush the system....all for £260.00 :D

Now all I need is the bottle to start doing it lol....oh and what size is the Alen nut the hods the calliper on? :D
 
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