Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Caliper reinstall question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BowtieBlazer, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2001
    Posts:
    2,462
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    I got new calipers and can't remember from the old ones...
    What order does the copper washer on the brake line screw go in:

    copper washer / brakeline / bolt?
    brakeline / copper washer / bolt?

    I think its the first but not positive....
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Posts:
    10,454
    Likes Received:
    493
    Location:
    my garage, Henderson, NV
    copper washer/ brakeline/ bolt
    i just did mine like 3 or 4 months ago.
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2001
    Posts:
    22,063
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Pleasanton, CA.
    There is a copper washer on both sides of the brakeline.

    copper washer, brakeline, copper washer, then bolt.

    If you don't have both washers you will have a leak.
     
  4. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2000
    Posts:
    3,325
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Federal Way, Washington
    yep two washers, one on either side or you'll be squirtin fluid...

    i just did this last saturday night both sides...
    2 washers...
     
  5. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2001
    Posts:
    2,462
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Funny you mention two brass washers. I just looked in the caliper accessory bag and there were two. The caliper I just removed only had one!!!

    Now anyone have any idea where these two little rubber o-rings go? Not the ones that the glide pin guides fit into....two much smaller ones. Wish these calipers had a small instruction guide with them...
     
  6. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2000
    Posts:
    3,325
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Federal Way, Washington
    you should have 4 rubber "washers" they go inside the caliper bolt holes... the big in the big, little in the little... get it?

    look where the bolt goes... you'll see it...

    And dont for get the metal toob piece... like a 1/2 inch or 1 inch piece... you "may" need it...
     

Share This Page