New Brake Caliper Wobble

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New Brake Caliper Wobble

Post by daveyheats » Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:51 pm

Hi all. Going a bit mad with fitting new calipers to my MK2 Scala. Is this amount of wobble correct before fitting the anti rattle clips?

Video I've just recorded showing 'The Wobbler':
https://youtu.be/6kfO5Vqnryk

These are JP Group replacements, but when I fit the old ones even without the clips there isn't this much free play.

This is the caliper I bought:
https://www.heritagepartscentre.com/uk/ ... discs.html

I've either bought the wrong part, or doing something very stupid in the fitting process! Any advice hugely appreciated.



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Re: New Brake Caliper Wobble

Post by 83mars » Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:02 am

From memory the bolts go through rubber grommets that are pressed into the caliper. I would imagine the replacement calipers have weaker rubbers than the original allowing your excess movement.



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Re: New Brake Caliper Wobble

Post by duggers » Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:12 am

It looks like the pads are not bedded, have you been able to pimp the pedal so the piston puches against the pads?


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Re: New Brake Caliper Wobble

Post by daveyheats » Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:33 pm

I've had another look and it looks like the caliper is actually a different shape to the VW originals, so it doesn't rest on the carrier properly. Not ideal!



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Re: New Brake Caliper Wobble

Post by C 20 CCO » Fri Dec 24, 2021 2:08 pm

I’d have gone with cleaned up 2nd hand originals, are your old callipers completely shot? Can they be rescued?
I wonder if anyone else has fitted JP callipers?


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Re: New Brake Caliper Wobble

Post by daveyheats » Sat Dec 25, 2021 3:16 pm

I ended up returning them. No idea why the shape was different, but was a bit of a headscratcher that's for sure.



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Re: New Brake Caliper Wobble

Post by C 20 CCO » Sat Dec 25, 2021 3:25 pm

Probably for the best, stick with originals, try looking at golf parts too, check with anyone else who’s found other vw models that interchange. Part number maybe different, but fitment could be the same. I found this with seat belts, I used a mk2 polo passenger belt from a two door to replace my Rocco chaffed belt.


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Re: New Brake Caliper Wobble

Post by james butler » Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:03 am

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192487688239 ... SwTvFasRJ1
double check part numbers but it sounds like youve been sent incorrect calipers for your car
i bought a pair of pagid calipers off ebay newly remanufactured and work fine


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