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I'm an Idiot: Dana60 brake install Help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtnman210, May 24, 2006.

  1. mtnman210

    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    I had some free time today so I thought I'd do something simple and get the 60 put together. Well I'm still stuck at step 1:doah:

    I can't figure out how the brake caliper brakets go among other things.

    first is this how they sit on the calipers. Am I right...reversed,wrong side,etc...
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    What the heck is this little bolt for
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    and do these have something to do with it? This is all I have--is it all of them or should I have another set for the other side. Or do these even go with the brakes?
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    another angle
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  2. koldsimer

    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Looks right to me. Those things are what will hold your caliper in place. They can be a real PITA installing. sometimes they go on the first try sometimes you can sit there and wiggle the caliper all you want. Some tips, get a hammer to pound those metal pieces in and make sure the holes are aligned and screw them in.
     
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    If I remember right the spindle goes on before the caliper bracket, other than that everything looks good.
     
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    dont you have to put the axle together before you put the caliper on...???
     
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    Of course the axle shafts will have to be installed before you get to the calipers and spindles but Im sure that you already know that.
     
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    lol i did mine, and could probably do them in person, but over the net.... :S
     
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    if it is a ford 60 the caliper bracket goes on first .
     
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    Since I just replaced the inner seals in my D60 2 weeks ago, and will be doing it again on Saturday ($#@**#$), this is fresh in my mind. PM me if you want me to take some pictures, walk you through it on the phone, write it up or whatever...The long and short of it is that you get the axle shaft in, then the spindle, tehn the brake bracket, brake dust cover, rotor, hub, and the brake caliper (yes, you can pu tth ecaliper on a little earlier in the process). All I did was hold the caliper up, and slide in the two shims in together and then drive them in wiht a hammer NOTE - Take that bolt out of the bracket first!!! It takes about 30 minutes to go from where you are to wheel on and ready to go (if nothing breaks, strips, or I don't somehow hurt myself)
     
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    yes I know the shafts have to go in first. I'm waiting on a set of 35spline outers so I'm just throwing the hubs on so I can get wheels on it and get it under the truck and out of the way. Thanks for the help I knew it was simple enough.
     
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    1. Spindle
    2. Brack Caliper Bracket
    3. Rotor
    4. Wheel
     
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    poyfect:thumb:
     
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    The one on the right is broken. Change it out.
     
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    I was wondering that. It doesn't look like it's a break but it didn't make sense that one had holes and one didn't. Any idea where I can get those.
     
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    Try Highonda at PBB or Parts Mike
     
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    Are they included w/ loaded calipers? i need all the small brake parts. Ive dealt with doug a few times (highhonda) Great dude, hes who i got my 60 from. Even though i like dealing with him, id rather get them close.
     
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    No idea:thinking::dunno:
     
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    Raybestos part Number: 505519
     
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    On second look, I may have been wrong about it being broken. Look up Raybestos part# 5556A. It shows it to look exactly like the one I thought was broken. I guess I have just never seen one like that

    Edit: Part Number: 5556A is .080 oversized so it would not directly apply unless your brackets were worn out. There is another part number for a non-oversized app though. Just don't have it handy.
     
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    A little dielectric silicone grease goes a long way where the caliper slides on the keepers and the bracket. Use that specific grease b/c of it's waterproofness (Or nearly so) and it's ability to deal with ultra high temps. It's also what GM tells line mech's to use there.
     

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