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Replacing front calipers - Is there a 'how to' anywhere? by NetCam
Started on: 09-14-2014 06:37 PM
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Last post by: NetCam on 09-14-2014 07:40 PM
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Report this Post09-14-2014 06:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm about to embark on the replacement of my front rotors and brake lines. I bought factory replacements from Rock Auto to get me by until I decide to do a full brake upgrade. After doing a bit of searching/reading, it appears there may be a bit more to it than just putting on the new calipers and hoses and then bleeding the system. I read over the Ogre's cave and there's mention of lubricating the calipers, but I'm not making any sense out of the diagrams (my brain works best with pictures). Is there a good step by step how to anywhere? I've tried searching here and YouTube as well but haven't had a lot of luck.

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Thanks in advance!

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Only a couple places need to be lubed - makes more sense when you are looking at the actual parts.

Lube the contact points where the caliper touches the knuckle.
Lube the PINS that slide into the caliper and attach it to the knuckle.

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Year? 84-87?

Front is easy, do one side so you can look at other side.
lube, use brake grease
1. Just a light coat on Cast Iron bracket were it hits caliper and Inner Pad tips on top and bottom of both.
2. Caliper's sliders and holes. If you use too much, just wipe the overflow.

Read torque spec for banjo bolts. Is very easy to strip the thread in Al caliper.
If you don't have a torque wrench then get, rent or borrow a click type. Need 3/8 inch drive.

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Car is an '85 GT, forgot to mention that. I have a click type torque wrench which I use on pretty much everything because I've always had a tendency to overdo it and have stripped/broken many a bolt in my days. Thanks for all the advice, I'll be posting my progress next weekend (Canadian weather permitting of course).
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