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Caddy Calipers???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Waxer, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Any of you running these now for the 14 bolt disc brake conversion? Is there any adjusting on the caliper thats needed? I was told the piston wont compress when doing a brake job. Anyone encountered that? Usually you rotate the piston and it starts to go in. Thanks for any advice.

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  2. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>I'm running these on my 14 with the old style TSM kit (F250 rotors). They are not self adjusting like the fronts, they are adjusted by the parking brake lever. Mount it first, then crank the lever a few times to seat the pads on the rotor, then bleed it. If you dont hook up the p-brake cables, you have to get under it every so often and crank the levers to compensate for pad wear. To compress the pistons back, you need a special too to fit the square receses in the piston (you'll see when you get yours) and screw it back in with a ratchet. oh yeah DO NOT mess with the lever with them off the truck, they're imposible to get back together. I know because this is how I screwed up my cores
     

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