Hanging rear caliper
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.
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