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quick - brake pad questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by reddog64, May 18, 2002.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    OK... last time i did my own brakes...

    Well now i had to replace all the bearings, seals a u-joint etc on my axle... something got really f'in hot on the pass side and it didnt fair too well...

    when i put the calipers back on and the brake shoes back in there am i doing it right?

    The shoe with the hole goes on the outside and the one w/o the holes goes on the inside? can i get them upside down? are they supposed to have a spring on the brake pad to keep it with the caliper???
     
  2. Pookster

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    I guess its totally possible for the heat to have passed from the rotors to the axle, but... damn, you need a lot of heat! I think you'd loose brake functionality before that happened.

    And I believe its springy piece on the inside (to fit the piston), and the non springy on the outside. I dunno, it only goes in one way. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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