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d60 caliper install help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    alright i know that i need the pin and bolt and all that, but i cant even get them in position...any help would be great. thanks
     
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    Umm, can you elaborate a bit more, that description isnt near enough to help...
     
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    dude with all the problems you are having just ship it to me.:haha:

    just need to wiggle in the correct spot and bam it will pop in. i have trouble with mine from time to time. :wink1:
     
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    Are you having trouble getting the torx bolt or the pin in? I mean there really isnt much too it. Just hit it/fiddle with it, youll get it.
     
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    im jus having a hard time getting it in the brackets, the corner of the pad on the piston side always hits, i tried jus smackin it, but didnt do any good. i thought bout grinding it down some, but i duno. ive been workin on the truck for 5hrs straight, so im gona call it a night, and continue playin with the calipers tomorrow haha.
     
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    Grinding? There is absolutely no reason for that. Are the pads in there correctly? I dont even see how the pad could really be that much of an issue.
     
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    its the corner of the metal part, maybe its not in right. there arent any of the spring type things to keep them in place. maybe thats the problem? i did a search and it didnt seem like they were needed, but what do i know, this is my first 60
     
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    There are springs for sure, how else would they be held in the caliper..
     
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    i mean at the ends
     
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    I still dont understand how the pads could be causing your problems. When I had my 60 the hardest part in getting the calipers back on was just getting that pin to go in. Take the pads out and see if you can get the caliper to go on. That will narrow things down...
     
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    wait, i havent been tryin it with the pins and the other thing. should i be able to get it pretty much set then slide the thing in a bolt it in? or is it never going to "set" without puttin the thingys in?

    sorry for the retarded language, i duno what to call it
     
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    The pads can lead to a problem if you have a sticky caliper, push the piston all the way in, maybe some lube too.

    just a thought, my old calipers are well old.
     
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    Why arent you putting the pin and bolt in? The caliper is going to sit a bit funny without that pin in there. Set the caliper in there and put the pin in, that will get the caliper in there right.

    I was assuming he would have ruled that out but yeah that would give you a bit of a problem. :D
     
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    :doah: alright, i thought it would set in place and i could take my gland old time sliding the pin and bolt in. now i know :D hopefully that solves my problems
     
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    whos got a link to the post with pictures floating around that shows the caliper install on a 60?

    That should help
     
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    that would help a lot
     
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    here's one showing the what's visible with the wheel on.

    d60caliper_inside.jpg
     
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    thanks for the pic. i figured it out in 2 sec once i had gotten some sleep. thanks for the help guys
     

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