MC Garage Video: How to Rebuild Your Brake Caliper

New seals and clean pistons equal better braking.

Hydraulic brake calipers are pretty simple and very reliable, but they do occasionally suffer problems. Whether your brakes are dragging excessively or there’s hydraulic fluid dripping from your the binders, the issue can usually be traced to worn or torn piston seals or rusty pistons.

In either case, a rebuild is the best way to remedy the problem. Lucky for you, we’ve got a video that walks you through the process. You’ll need new seals and perhaps new pistons for your brake calipers, as well as a few other basic tools and supplies. It’s really not a difficult procedure, and it’s outlined in detail in this video. Enjoy.