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El Dorado Caliper Question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1986Blazer, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. 1986Blazer

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    On the scrap calipers I just bought, the drivers side and passenger side springs are positioned differently. Which part of the spring connects to the caliper itself?? The long part or the short part?

    Anyone have pics???

    Thanks, Chris

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  2. arq

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    not sure what you mean. which springs are you talking about. you talkinga bout the ebrake return springs??? i could have a pic for you later this week.

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  3. 1986Blazer

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    Yea. That is the spring I am asking about. I just want to make sure I get the right ends of the springs hooked up in the right locations. Thanks for any help.

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  4. 1986Blazer

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    I posted some pics on my site of the calipers I found. Give them a look and let me know which spring setup is correct.

    Thanks

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  5. 502Burban

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    Nothing to back this up but common sense, but the passenger side spring orientation looks correct to me. What I'm looking at is how the spring lays against the caliper, and where the spring hooks to the lever.

    Also, a friend has had this setup on his Jimmy for about 10 years, and it looks more like your passenger side (although I admit this is just from memory).

    If you find out something definitive, please post the info, as I'm doing the same thing myself.[​IMG]

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