Df goblins parking brake Pontiac solstice rear calipers mechanical ratchet

D&dgoblin69

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Iam done with my rear parking brake calipers locking up . I need a possible source for a rear caliper none parking brake that will fit the dfgoblin parking brake kit. I’ve got the updated 5 lug 5x114.3 hubs with 5 hole rotors. My donor caliper is a 4 lug and rotors are smaller. Anyone?
 

ah.b.normal

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Take a close look at the front calipers, 05-10 on a base model that was 5 lug. Smaller piston and caliper bore? I have seen 2 different "large" rotor caliper bore sizes and attendant large/small pad sizes. Pad size appears to be dictated by caliper bore size. I am using large on the front and small on the back.(My car is only "slightly Goblin" and I am using ft steering knuckles front and rear.)
I have stripped several donors, 08 HHR(5 lug discs ft/r. Sadly I failed to collect these rears), 06 base Cobalt (4 bolt disc/drums), 08 Co(5 bolt disc ft, no rears on car) I do not have a front or rear caliper example that mounts like the Solstice rear disc/parking brake style. Though another car line may use a similar caliper? Look at the Pontiac G6 and the Malibu, likely donors IMO.
 

D&dgoblin69

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the dfgoblin parking brake kit calipers I received are marked rh and lh left hand and right hand ignore this it caused me to not have rear brakes because the bleeder screw was facing down which aloud air to be trapped In caliper causing no applied hydraulic pressure. Make sure all calipers bleeding screws are facing up. Next miss diagnosis why I had no rear brakes and so I replaced master cylinder. The new master cylinder made for my donor a 2009 colbalt was touching the booster push rod apply brakes all the time. I had smoking locked up wheels at 8 miles. After I backed the nuts off the master cylinder maybe 2mm from booster I could roll the car by hand. I checked booster for leak after backing nuts off of master cylinder with fuel hose attach to my ear no hissing sound. It had been so long i may have left off washer between booster and master cylinder and or the clearance on new master cylinder was not enough. Check all you hard brake lines for slow leaks I had a few I put a small drop of red loctite to stop leaks. Red loctite is brake fluid approved and will hold pressure. Hard lines double flare and bubble flare to mating surfaces on brake hardware sometimes will not sit flush to stop all fluid. Also had issue with rear rotors with me taking them off and on diagnosing in frustration i put the plastic rings in front of the rear rotor. Plastic rings need to be behind rear rotor to center it. I had a rotational noise out my drive way because rotors where not centered causing slight rubbing on rear calipers. Some of these goblins come with front rotor rings as well make sure you put them on and spin rotor make sure it’s true to the hub flange.also makes sure the brake pedal pushrod coming out of booster is attached to brake pedal and that the foam washer is touching the bolt away from brake pedal this will cause the booster pushrod will be cocked.
 
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D&dgoblin69

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Also while I was waiting on Montana registration I let goblin sit in garage for awhile I know it shows I’ve been dealing with brake issues for 6 months lol but I swear I wasn’t working on it every minute.
 

Mahkoi

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My centering rings were super fragile. The second time I pulled my rear rotor one came out in 3 pieces. The three pieces are currently jammed in there and working fine, but I'll probably need new ones the next time I pull the rotor
 

D&dgoblin69

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My centering rings were super fragile. The second time I pulled my rear rotor one came out in 3 pieces. The three pieces are currently jammed in there and working fine, but I'll probably need new ones the next time I pull the rotor
Yes and there cheap at the goblin store
 
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