Brakes Third leaking brake caliper in a row

Rogie Stone

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I have a five lug conversion using 95 rear axle, 96 spindals, SN 95 booster and master cylinder and proportioning valve for the rear brakes.
Took car on first test drive yesterday, the only problem is right rear brake caliper is leaking. This is the third rebuilt caliper I have installed, the first two leaked as soon has applied brakes with the engine running the power booster. Is this a common problem with rebuild SN95 calipers?
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Mustang5L5

Put lubricant all over the balls
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No, but I wouldn't be surprised to see rebuilt calipers leaking. I've personally never encountered it, but that doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't happen.

Unfortunately the only solution is to try another caliper.
 
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nickyb

WAIT,you now have a pair?
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I got mine new from I believe amazon.Callahan brake parts rule! Tommy Boy.
 
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KRUISR

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Stack up when putting banjo bolt into caliper is bolt, washer, hose, washer and then thread in.

If hose or caliper is used, the old washer could be stuck to it. Then if you add a new washer as well, you get the issue General mentioned.

Looking at the notes you made on your picture, you could have a pin hole or crack in the hose as well.
 
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Rogie Stone

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Brake hose, caliper replaced and problem resolved. Likely new brake hose fixed problem
 

KRUISR

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Excellent. Nice Cutlass, got any pics of your stang to share.