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How To Fit Rear Wheel Cylinders, The Shifty Way!


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#1 Shifty

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:43 PM

Attached File  10449937_10153123571164119_2706924390086164558_n.jpg   56.01K   343 downloadsI keep seeing threads where people have trouble fitting the rear wheel cylinders, or more specifically the pesky little clip!!

 

You can buy special tools for the job but you don't really need them, all you need is a pair of mole grips and some water pump pliers(well that's what I use any way)

 

A picture speaks a 1000 word, so here goes...

 

 

Attached File  10449937_10153123571164119_2706924390086164558_n.jpg   56.01K   343 downloads

 

As you can see you use the mole grips to clamp and hold the wheel cylinder in place.  This then leaves you with 2 hands to deal with that pesky little clips!!

 

All you need to do now in start the clip off in the groove and either tap it into place or use a pair of water pump pliers to pull it into place.  

 

Job Done!!!



#2 KernowCooper

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:50 PM

Good idea I have the tool which works very well, but if you dont have 3 hands then your method is effective ;D



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:11 PM

I would have appreciated this a lot more a few weeks ago! Simple but effective. Thanks mate.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

Popped one on with a hammer and screwdriver this morning - a little fiddly!



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:57 PM

That's a peice of unbelievably simple genius!!..... I'll definatley be using the shifty technique from now on.

....Now what on earth do water pump pliers look like when they're at home??

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

water-pump-plier-bj-L.jpg

Probably know them as something else

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:10 PM

In the States we call these Channellock pliers. They are known by many names.

 

http://en.wikipedia....d-groove_pliers

 

In April I installed a rear brake drum circlip using Channellocks. Using Vice Grips (mole grips) to hold the wheel cylinder in place would have made the job much easier!



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

you can get the special little tool to put it on.....minispares do one, i did my two last week, saves so much arse trouble its unbelieveable.



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:55 PM

I gave up with the clip that came with my cylinders and used halfords ones which took 3 seconds to fit!!

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 12:11 PM

Could someone please re-post the pic ?



#11 Shifty

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 04:34 PM

Picture re-added, not sure what happened!!



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 04:25 PM

There is no picture in the first post



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 10:33 PM

There is no picture in the first post

 

I can see the picture?



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 07:46 AM

Yep picture is there.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:37 PM

Must be the browser....I had a look at home and can see it....not here at work, oh well.

 

So the vise grip (mole ) is really just pushing against the cylinder then.......the tricky bit is those damn clips






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