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Another rear disc brake question?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jwduke, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. jwduke

    jwduke 1/2 ton status

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    Ok all of you guys who have put rear disc's on your 14 bolt, Are the rear brakes tight after you put the calipers on the rotors?? Mine are, am I doing something wrong? I'm using Eldorado calipers & disc pads.
     
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    what do you mean by "tight"??
     
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    Well the rotor is hard to turn, guess this would wear off?
     
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    Sounds like the e-brake adjustment is a little off.
     
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    Can you turn the rotor by hand? If you can't, you'll more than likely warp your rotors due to the heatbuild up if you drive it this way.

    When I put my Caddy calipers on, it was SO tight, I couldn't budge the rotor. I took the caliper off, then used my concrete driveway to sand down the pads.

    Remember, the e-brake adjusts the caliper piston. If you sand down the pads, work the e-brake lever a few times to seat the pads.
     
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    It does turn, but it is hard....... I don't have any brake levers, was waiting for Harry & Sean to come up with theirs. I've tried GM Parts direct, they dont have them anymore. Any ideas???
     

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