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space between rotor and pad? by ca_xtreme
Started on: 03-19-2004 07:04 PM
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Last post by: 87GTZ34 on 03-19-2004 08:53 PM
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just curious how much space should be between the rotors and the pad??? i think my emergency brake is stil on just a touch? thanks good estimation would be fine? like butterknife thickness?
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Report this Post03-19-2004 07:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jelly2m8Click Here to Email jelly2m8Send a Private Message to jelly2m8Direct Link to This Post
Check Ogre's cave in the brake articles, he has an excellent article on the rear brake caliper adjustment, along with the proper measurement needed.
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i read all of that on the brakes i didnt see anything about the spacing
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Report this Post03-19-2004 08:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jelly2m8Click Here to Email jelly2m8Send a Private Message to jelly2m8Direct Link to This Post
http://home.sprynet.com/~theogre/tunnel6/brakes2.htm

Scroll down to the Shimmy, shimmy, shake section.

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Report this Post03-19-2004 08:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Direct Link to This Post
Yeah, you need to use Ogre's procedure because the pads will lightly touch the rotor no matter what due to the spring clip design that holds the pads on the slider pins.
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Report this Post03-19-2004 08:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87GTZ34Send a Private Message to 87GTZ34Direct Link to This Post
The procedure that is in the GM manual worked perfectly for me. Both sides are even and the e-brake really holds well. I have an '87 (2 actually) so of course the braking marginal at best. Anyway, if you don't have access to a manual or for some reason don't want to check into Ogre's procedure, I'll regurgitate the GM manual's steps here.
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