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Front brake pad alignment?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dieselandmud, May 14, 2006.

  1. dieselandmud

    dieselandmud Registered Member

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    I have a 10 bolt front axle with 8-lug conversion on a 86' K-10. All the hardware is new except for the calipers. The brakes are making a loud squealing noise when I apply the brakes. I pulled them off and found this ridge on the piston side brake pad, both left and right sides are like this. I believe this is my noise maker. How do I align the pads on the calipers?
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    Chris

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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Does your caliper mounting bolts still have those little sleeve bushing things in there? Looks to me like the piston is pushing in more on the top side.
     
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    Yes I installed new bushings on the caliper. The bolts did look a bit worn, I think I will change them out too.
     
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    When you get new bolts, check to make sure eventhing is tight and not any slop. If you can, have someone push the brake pedal while you watch the calipers.
     
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    I have great results with even application by putting some real slippery high temp grease on the sliding part of the bolt/pin . I use Sil-Glide .
     
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    I didn't grease the bolts/pins last time so that could be part of the problem. Thanks for all the help. Chris
     

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