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Reassembling brake question

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by PekingMan, October 6, 2002.

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    1. PekingMan

      PekingMan Active Member

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      OK, now that I have replaced my ball joints and put in manual hubs, and a ton of other little things, I cant seem to find a way to put the calipers/brake pads back on. The outer pad is still connected to the caliper, the inner one is not. What is the way to put this all back together with the pads where they should be. I figured I would ask this question first instead of installing them wrong and having something really bad happen at the worst and most inconvienent time.
       
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    3. taxx

      taxx Make em say Ugh

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      They should only snap in there one way. Make sure the curvature of the pad is going with the curvature of the rotor. If it will not fit you can compress the caliper with a c-clamp.

      Good luck
       
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      He's right, they only go in one way. I suggest removing the master cylinder cover before compressing a caliper.
      You can blow the seals sometimes if you don't .
       
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      I understand that part but the inner pad just slides around. Do I need to pump the brakes up to create enough friction to hold it there?
       
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      No. There should be brackets.
       

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