Hanging rear caliper

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Sun Apr 17 22:31:46 EDT 2005

At 5:16 PM -0400 4/17/05, Sean wrote:
>Did brake work today- also found both lower guide pins (those that 
>allow the caliper to float) on rear brakes frozen in place.  Worked 
>'em out, cleaned 'em up, and slapped synthetic brake grease all over 
>'em.  Also bought hardware kit ($15, aftermarket) that included 4 
>rubber boots and 4 screws to secure caliper to carrier.

Hopefully, there were 4 _bolts_ in that kit-- not "screws". ;-)

>Had planned on replacing all 4 flexible brake lines.  Curiously, 
>found the nuts on rigid lines at union of flexible lines to rigid 
>lines to be larger than 10mm but slightly smaller than 11mm.  Right 
>side of car went OK- able to turn nuts.  But stripped both left side 
>nuts.  Must order new rigid lines (force 5) before finishing job.
>Anybody experienced this with those nuts?

That fitting (your so-called "nut") is not metric--it's 7/16". Same 
goes for all the oem brakeline fittings on this car--brakelines are 
one of the easier parts to source because of that.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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