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Author Topic: caliper assembly question  (Read 197 times)

remingtongoose77

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caliper assembly question
« on: December 30, 2017, 10:14:20 PM »
Hello,

I am reassembling my truck and I an struggling on getting my calipers back on. I can't remember how the piece at the bottom and the little steel tap are oriented.

If anyone has a wheel off there truck can you please post or send me a few pictures of a front or rear caliper mounted correctly on your truck. Close ups would be best, specifically on the small pieces that hold the caliper in place.

Thank you in advance.

RPF207

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Re: caliper assembly question
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 11:19:44 PM »
Here ya go. I think this is how it works for the 2wd models.
1999 chevy HD 4x4 135.5" 6.5 nv4500 bw4470 Dana 70 HP 10 lug front

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MrC.

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Re: caliper assembly question
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 05:49:28 PM »
Be sure and sand down any rust on the caliper and the bracket it rides on, I go as far as the put some grease on the sliding surfaces so they don't squeak and also so they don't drag. I replaced my rears last month, with only 74,000 miles, they probably were the original set. there was a lot of surface rust, first i just replaced the pads and went for a drive, I could feel one (passenger side) of them dragging. I ended up sanding all the surface rust off and greasing the slide surfaces. no more drag.

MrC.

remingtongoose77

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Re: caliper assembly question
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 09:58:21 AM »
thank you for the tip. I too did the sanding and lubricating.

 


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