Parking brake overhaul

Discussion in 'CHASSIS' started by Jay, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Jay

    Jay Admin

    Looks like I have one or three of these to do so I jotted down the part numbers of the parking brake bits to suit a GT Turbo. These are all Toyota numbers except for the equivalent Blueprint part numbers of the cables at the top.

    Just thought they were worth posting before I forget:

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  2. Jay

    Jay Admin

    Small update.

    So I've ordered the three Blueprint cables from ebay, came to under £50 for all three which is pretty reasonable.

    Retail price for a set of all the other odds and ends for one car looks to be around £66 via Toyota:


    Probably a bit pricey for what is essentially a pile of bolts and brackets but I've ordered them anyway. The ones on the car are most likely rusted to bits so no harm in having them to hand.

    There's an obvious saving if shopping from the likes of :


    But you will have to remember to add shipping and import duty to that total. Might actually order a set now I've done all the typing..

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  3. SKINY

    SKINY Registered User +

    Toyota prices for the cables is mad :eek:think its cables mine needs, footbrake works well on the rears
  4. davehart

    davehart Paid Member

    Some very good info there Jay.

    I've a rear caliper that needs a rebuild on one of mine so I might get all these refreshed when the time comes.
  5. SKINY

    SKINY Registered User +

    Toyota still sell the rear calipers, 220 notes tho a side o_O
  6. davehart

    davehart Paid Member

    Pricey, but I'm sure a rebuild for the pair with painted comes to double that.

    I might just get a new one :)
  7. SKINY

    SKINY Registered User +

    300£ was the last fully rebuild sets price bud
  8. davehart

    davehart Paid Member

    I used a place in Nottingham for mine. The Brake Caliper Specialist. Can't remmeber how much it was for both rears rebuilt and painted.
  9. TylerGlanza

    TylerGlanza Member

    I could provide that service if needed. Did a friends k sports and rebuilt and painted his rears. Also done my wms a while ago.
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  10. dac69er

    dac69er Super Moderator

    currently redoing my rears. not messing about repainting them though!

    i got the rebuilt kit off ebay for £30 as the piston and sliders are fine.
    decent quality for the price, all fits like OEM.
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  11. davehart

    davehart Paid Member

    On the pair that I need doing its the handbrake mechanism thats not working. The main piston moves freely.
  12. dac69er

    dac69er Super Moderator

    i have never had a handbrake mechanism not working on any of my starlets.

    i have generally found that they get gummed up over time. a strip and clean of the lever and spring as well as working the input shaft from the lever in and out a few times frees them up a treat.

    worth giving it a try at least!?
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  13. SKINY

    SKINY Registered User +

    Anyone a part no for the rear caliper nipples?
  14. Rev

    Rev Registered User +

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  15. SKINY

    SKINY Registered User +

  16. davehart

    davehart Paid Member

    Good call.

    I've this week off so I'll have a tinker.
  17. H_D

    H_D Paid Member

    Discontinued unfortunately
  18. Jay

    Jay Admin

  19. Farley

    Farley Paid Member

    I got all the genuine nipples and caps from Toyota mid last year. Unless they have discontinued them since.
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  20. thefalls

    thefalls Registered User +

    Other toyota rear or front nipples fit the starlet rear caliper. They are shorter and you can still bleed them the usual way.
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