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Those with caddy calipers (brake pad question)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    My brake pads are not tight in the caliper and they just kindove sit there, they have a little play in them which makes them rub against the rotor are they supposed to be like this?? I thought they where suppposed to clip on some how.
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    mine seem to be the same. there were no clips like on the front dana 44

    looking good though!!
     
  3. 85mudblazin

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    I think I am just going to take it all up to the parts store and have them see what is wrong, I bet there are supposed to be some clips or something.
     
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    Have you squeezed down the tabs on the outboard caliper yet?
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    no, I am pretty sure I can do that and it will be fine for that pad but I dont know how the other one goes that is at the piston, there is a little silver clip type thing on it and I think it is used for something, you can see it in the pics.
     
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    mine had a little sliver ring that went into a grove in the piston and came around to the top of the pad to hold it on i have the same ones you do, it looked kinda like a u shaped with 2 little fingers on it to hold the pad in
     
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    The only silver "clip" that I see in the pictures is the wear indicator. Don't bend this, it does it's job when the pads wear out, making a squeeling noise to tell you so...
     
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    The pads will tighten up on the rortor once you bleed the brakes and get them setup. Aren't the ears on the pads riding on those cross bolts? They shouldn't be going anywhere
     
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    On a separate note, is this your first install or have you had it on for a while? Just curious how you plan on doing your e-brake.
     
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    you know what i was thinking would be cool? i wanted to modify a wrench to fit the "bolt" for the e-brake and than modify the open end of the wrench to accept the e-brake cable, i just think it would look cool
     
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    The clip that you refer too normally comes with brake pads but all it is for is to hold the pad on to aid in the install. The pads are actually retained by teh brake caliper pins. It'll all tighten up when you get some hydraulic pressure on it. When you release the brake pedal the caliper never really loosens up very much. I guess you could say the clip is to hold the inner pad to the piston but I've lost them and still put it all together with out them and no troubles.
     
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    so it is normal if I can wiggle them back and worth?? They will tighten up when they get pressure on them??
     
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    Yep, when your piston is all the way in the caliper there is more room than what the rotor and brake pads take up. When you bleed them they will push out tight. You won't be able to wiggle it anymore. They are pretty trapped in there when its all assembled so they aren't going anywhere. Worse is when you can't get them over the rotor cause its too tight.
     
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    My calipers came stock with a retaining spring to hold the pad that is on the piston side in.
     

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