Brake caliper dust boot

Discussion in 'LS, LT, LTZ' started by Kiernan, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. Kiernan

    Kiernan Junior Member

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    Ok so I have had issues with my brakes the lst few days, I knew I had work pads and was planning to replace in a couple days. But the symptoms of my worn pads got worse much quicker than I thought. On the drive home today my brakes started grinding like the pads were totally worn down so I picked up a set of pads and went to put them in. Driver side went on easy and weren't even all that worn on the old ones. Passengers side however were worn all the way to the backing plate and the caliper piston was stuck out and wouldn't go back in. So I bled the caliper all the way empty and got the piston unstuck and it would not go back in. My dust boot on the caliper had a rip and eventually I realized the dust boot was blocking it and ended up ripping the damn thing off, and the piston slid right in. So now I'm faced with the decision of replacing the caliper or the dust boot. Ive heard their easy to put in and I would love to avoid putting in new calipers until at least next week. Is it safe to put in a new one or bad idea? I assume I will have I go to the dealer for a new one which sucks cuz I quit my job at a Chevy dealership last week. I would assume I need a boot specific to the Chevy cobalt but I've seen "caliper repair kits" around that include the boots and wonder if one of those boots would work? I dont usually trust universal kits like that but figure worth a shot, what do you guys think? Good idea or bad?
     
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    I have the LT 2.2 with rear drums and I had a tear in a front caliper boot and I replaced it with NAPA UCV CVB786 comes with a new boot, 2 clamps and grease.
     

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