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eldo rear calipers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LUBA, May 23, 2003.

  1. LUBA

    LUBA 1/2 ton status

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    Is there suppose to be a clip or something that holds the pad on the piston? And is there anything to pound over on the other pad tabs to hold that one too. I got new/rebuilt calipers and the pads seem to be loose in the caliper.
     
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    I have the little clips but didn't end up using mine. They seem to hold in there fine without them. I'm keeping mine in case I do decide I need them, but really it seems fine without it.
    -- Mike
     
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    they are suppose to keep your pads from "touching" your rotor. if yoiu don't end up using them your brakes will start squeeking /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    I've also used and not used them. you can used the clips off eldorado or seville calipers, just make sure they are the larger castings.

    ARQ.
     
  4. BobK

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    Is this the clip your talking about?
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    Yes, where did you get that? Is it needed? What is the part#?
     
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    It's called a anti rattle spring.It comes in a caliper rebuild kit that I got at Autozone for about 12 bucks.
    It DOES keep the inboard pad planted against the inside part of the caliper.
    People run without them,I guess you could get away with it.
    The caliper in the pic is one from a 1984 Cadillac Eldorado.
     

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