Use the gauge to position the shoes so that it contacts the inside diameter of the rotor. The inside calipers are used to measure the internal size of an object. I torqued the caliper sliding pin to 25 ft-lb. Not all brackets will have this issue, but if they are not properly centered, the guide pins will rub on the backside of the rotors and if not noticed, you will be buying new ones. The total number of U. Replace the brake fluid reservoir cap as soon as possible since brake fluid is hygroscopic readily absorbs moisture.
Also be sure to properly season your rotors and bed your pads properly. Remove the two caliper bolts and set them aside with the lug nuts. The factory torque spec for the banjo bolt is 33 lb-ft. Brake Caliper Mounting Bolt Rear 15 series 42 Nm 31 ft. If your brake pedal previously felt soft or spongy, the brake fluid may be contaminated with water or the brake lines may contain some air bubbles. The part numbers listed for the conversion are for the same rotors that are part of standard Baer Eradispeed kit but without the Baer bracket. I have tried bleeding the brakes a few ways.
One of the things that first attracted me to this setup is that you can purchase the individual parts one a a time and piece it together. The factory caliper mounting bolts come with a locking compound on them so I use Loctite 2422 due to the high temperatures our brakes may see. It also depends if you can find a really good deal on the calipers. Just as you pointed out, the pads themselves stick out further than what the guide pins do. Tighten the lug nuts caps with a and ratcheting wrench to just past hand tight.
You are going from a sliding caliper set-up to a fixed set-up. Place the top of the clamp on the back housing of the caliper and then place the driving base of the clamp on the bottom of the outboard pad. I prefer to work on one side of the vehicle at a time for extra safety. When done correctly it should look like this. I know for the front spindles that there was a compromise between getting the caliper as close to the rotor hat yet leave enough room for tolerances between different spindles. I took it to a place also and they bleed it and couldnt get fronts to work, They saqid take it to this place that has a specialty machine that will get air out and make them worl. Replace the center caps and then release the parking brake before test-driving the truck.
Spin off the 6 lug nuts and set them aside in a safe place. I know every time I'm saving up for a big purchase life throws a curve ball and I end up having to spend most of if not all my saved up money on something else. I venture to guess that when the pads were 1 st installed, that even being off centered, there was no rubbing taking place. Step 6: Remove the caliper, rotor and caliper adapter. It would be best to use a or an impact wrench with a torque stick to properly tighten the lug nuts.
The brake fluid bleeder valve is located underneath a rubber cap on the back side of the caliper just below the upper caliper bolt. Use the pry tool if necessary to free the pads from the anchor. Credit to meerschm and billzie for pointing this out. The emergency brake shoe doesn't need to be removed completely, but I found it easier to work on everything with it off. This is done with the shoe-to-drum gauge. Sit in the driver's seat of the vehicle and pump the brake pedal a few times to restore the brake line pressure.
When the bracket sits flat install the bracket using the supplied 14mm x 70mm bolts, 14mm washers and locking nuts. Edited July 17, 2010 by rudy91040 Wow. That is why some have little or no pad overhang and others have a little more. If you decide to remove the dust shield, remove it however you decide and move on to step 5. Edited October 2, 2017 by rudy91040 out of curiosity. Slowly lower the vehicle to the ground.
Step 5: Mock up your rotor, making sure you have the correct rotor for that side. Contact the manufacturer for updated torque specifications. Ray went through this as well when he was developing them. Repeat the remaining steps as noted above to complete the full-service front brake job. Burnish the brakes as needed. For the guide pins to rub the rotor, the caliper would have to be so far of center that there wouldn't be enough room for the pads to fit.