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Cadillac caliper question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by djohnsn, Jul 8, 2002.

  1. djohnsn

    djohnsn 1/2 ton status

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    I using calipers from a 78 Eldorado on my rear disc conversion. Can someone tell me if the Cadillac calipers use any type of retainer to hold the brake pads (similar to the front)? I have not been able to find a drawing of this setup yet.
     
  2. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    I don't remember mine having any retainers for the pads, just sat in there like the Dana60's do.
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Nope, no retainer clips. The pads are different from the front pads for your truck though. There is a " TIT " on the inner pad that sits in a notch in the piston for the eldo calipers.
     
  4. 88streetblaze

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    actually they do have those cheesy retainor springs that hook on the groove in the piston, i went ahead and replaced them on mine but in reality i would bet you could get along fine w/o them.
     

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