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dana 60 brakes*updated*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bhintz, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    went to install my dana 60 front and went to up on the brakes and for the live of me I cant figure out how in the hell the calipers go on w/ those little clamp things, so for all of you 1 ton guys /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gifif you got pics that would be awsome
     
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    Re: dana 60 brakes

    All of the hardware goes on the bottom side of the caliper. The thin, flat piece of spring steel lays on top of the "U" shaped piece. With the 2 pieces together wedge them under on side of the caliper and then tap them all the way across until the inner cut out lines up with the threaded bolt hole in the bracket. At this point install the retaining bolt.

    Somebody has pics of this, I'll try to find them.
     
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    Re: dana 60 brakes

    Sorry, I never found the pics. Did you get it fixed?
     
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    no I didnt b/c the guy I bought my spring plates from sent me one that doesnt fit so I got pissed off and havent touch it yet I will tomorrow though
     
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    Re: dana 60 brakes

    Here is a pic that might help. It's not a close up of the hardware but I think you can see enough to get you going. The long, thin piece of spring steel lays on top of the gray part (between the gray part and the caliper).

    The axle in the pic is upside down so stand on your head when you're looking at it. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    [​IMG]
     
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    ok for the life of me I cant firgure out were the little w shaped metal piece goes do I even need it and dumb ? but does the bleeder nut go on the top or bottom
     
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    Re: dana 60 brakes

    Put the bleeder on top so the air will rise to it.

    What is the "W" shaped piece? Is it like the gray piece in the pic?
     
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    Re: dana 60 brakes

    figured all that out now I cant get the brake hose to seet right on the caliper when you go to bleed the brakes it leak somewhat bad were its suppose to seat and does one of the washers go under the hose or both go up top were the bolt meets the brake line
     
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    Re: dana 60 brakes

    There should be washers on both sides of the line. If you're missing one look on the old caliper, sometimes they stick together.
     
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    Re: dana 60 brakes

    so its suppose to go caliper/washer/brake line/washer/bolt??
     
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    Re: dana 60 brakes

    Yep /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: dana 60 brakes

    Some aftermarket lines rub the caliper bracket at then banjo fitting (caliper side of the brake line). Mine did and it caused a good leak. A little grinder action /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif and all was solved. Make sure you have extra copper washers as you will always find a need for more when you can't find them -> well that is how my world works at least /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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