Xantia front break caliper
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    Default Xantia front break caliper

    Hi,
    Could someone tell me how to put together brake caliper? To be specific handbrake section. I've unfolded caliper to parts, cleaned it and put together by:
    - fully inserted piston into caliper,
    - screwed into piston that weird nut with spring badges and oring,
    - put that pastille on top of the nut, pushed it,
    - and slip the lever.

    And handbrake brakes almost on top of the handbrake lever, before it taken only 3 cloves.

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    Thanks in advance.

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    The handbrake self adjusts but needs normal braking to get this to happen. Some hard braking is sometimes required to get this to happen. So go for a drive and do some last minute stops at the traffic lights.

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    Ken W

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    Well, I did today 200km and still, nothing happens. The cord regulation is in the end.

    I belevie there is some trick to properly assembly the caliper. Maybe the piston should be put at the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighty89 View Post
    Well, I did today 200km and still, nothing happens. The cord regulation is in the end.

    I belevie there is some trick to properly assembly the caliper. Maybe the piston should be put at the end?
    Hi, you're perfectly correct. The old trick was to pump up the brake pedal and hold it on. Then hold down the lock button of the handbrake lever and pull it up and down for at least five times. Then lock the handbrake on and release the foot brake. You might have to do this a couple of times but it usually works.

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