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rear disc issues

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1990K5, Apr 13, 2001.

  1. 1990K5

    1990K5 1/2 ton status

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    ok i have had rear disc on my 1990 k5 for about 6mo. and they have worked great up until a couple weeks ago, one side is hanging up, i have taken the caliper off and used a caliper tool to retract the piston but the damn thing locks back up with in a couple miles of driving. the calipers are the e-brake style off a 79 seville, the e-brake cable is what adj the piston on this style caliper (these style calipers are the biggest pain in the but ever made). i got mine from a yard, but they are only 85.00 for the new pair w/pads. i cant decide wheather to try a new set of that style or go w/ a later model caliper off a s-10,montycarlo, etc... which will bolt up to the same mounts, these are way more trouble free units but they dont have e-brakes. has anybody succesfully used line locks on a daily driver?? any input would be appriciated. thx-j.c.
     
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    anybody?anybody?
     
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    It sounds like the easyist thing to do would be to get the rebuilt calipers. Line locks are only for temparary use. If you go to the non e-brake calipers get a driveshaft e-brake.

    '71 Blazer CST with alot of rust
     
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    <font color=blue>Is there any companys that make a driveshaft e-brake or am I going to have to do this myself? I have the eldo calipers on my 14 bolt and I would like to switch to the self-adjusting 1/2 ton front calipers. I dont even have cables hooked up to the eldo calipers</font color=blue>

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    I don't now of anybody that makes a kit to do it but you can get the calipers from willwood <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wilwood.com/products/calipers/msc/index.html>http://www.wilwood.com/products/calipers/msc/index.html</A>
    Maby this is something that ORD should make.
    The bigest plus of the driveshaft e-brake is that it works on all 4 wheels. It also works the same in forward and reverse.

    '71 Blazer CST with alot of rust<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Triaged on 04/15/01 06:51 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     

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