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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 04:42 PM
No, Mr. Lemmywinks, No!!!

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Problem solved. Matt made the call. The driver's side piston wasn't aligned with the nubs on the back of the pad. The driver's side showed obvious dragging and was the one that was heating up really bad. I fixed that problem.

I also lubed the slide pins. They weren't dry but they weren't very lubricated.

The brake caliper tool set worked like a champ. The piece they list for Ford didn't fit but there was one that worked perfectly (K2 IIRC) and it's hard to imagine ever doing the rear brakes without the kit to screw down the caliper piston.

This was a pretty lively thread for such a dumbass mistake on my part.


Brakes are pretty important, people get interested; and, it's only a DA mistake if you do it again, lol. Like every time you do this, like some guys I know.

Remembering to turn the caliper piston extra to match the nubs is easily missed; and you can't see the inside when it's assembled.

I'm just way too cheap to buy the brake tool kit.



I bolt the caliper to the hub after I yank the disk, and use my cordless drill and the cube tool to push it back in.

If you don't remove the cables, when you turn the caliper out of the way to put the disk back on, the piston will come back out.

There's really only one place you can put the wiretie that holds the end of the cable to the caliper; around the junction.

I have new brakes and calipers on both cars that are moving; I'll try to remember to take pix next time.

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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Brakes are pretty important, people get interested; and, it's only a DA mistake if you do it again, lol. Like every time you do this, like some guys I know.

Remembering to turn the caliper piston extra to match the nubs is easily missed; and you can't see the inside when it's assembled.

I'm just way too cheap to buy the brake tool kit.



I bolt the caliper to the hub after I yank the disk, and use my cordless drill and the cube tool to push it back in.

If you don't remove the cables, when you turn the caliper out of the way to put the disk back on, the piston will come back out.

There's really only one place you can put the wiretie that holds the end of the cable to the caliper; around the junction.

I have new brakes and calipers on both cars that are moving; I'll try to remember to take pix next time.
In my defense, I had not touched the brakes on this car in about 13 years. I've not owned another car that had the parking brake functionality integrated into the rear calipers so this is a unique experience in my automotive travels. Every other car I've ever owned was either rear drum brakes or was rear disc with the parking brake a drum brake inside the rotor.

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post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 06:11 PM
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I had a subaru in the 80's that had an integrated caliper, a lot like these.

They were in the front, no lie. And had the same problem with moving the dang cable.

To do a donut, you could grab the ebrake, Hard Turn, and sling the ass end around for the donut, lol.

What some kids will do on a bet.


Heck, recently I won $50 off a guy with a mustang with factory traction control, by doing a donut with Lazarus, which he could not do.


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A car with a locking rear can easily do a donut around the engine/COG, making one front tire roll forward, one backward.

A car with an open diff can do a couple of passes, but there's too much forward motion for it to last long.

A car that is afraid of itself (TC) goes "erp-erp-erp-erp-erp-erp-erp-erp-erp-erp-erp-erp" around in a big circle.
He could not turn it completely off; so if he turned from a straight line burnout, it would go into TC.

I'd heard him brag about burning a set of tires off, so I was pretty sure it was one of 'those' cars.

I saw a video on youtube about the whole TC thing awhile before he started bragging about his car; I might have seen a link here.

I don't usually bet with people with $60k mustangs, but damn; lol.

It can be cured in tuning, apparently; he wants a rematch.

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