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#1 FlyScooby

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 06:23 PM

My 86 GL Wagon seams to have a front passenger caliper that seams to be putting pressure on my new rotor. I'm not sure if the piston is locking up, and/or the bad CV outer and inner joints are affecting the geometry. I suppose it is possible that my piston was not set correctly. Would it be more the bad CV joints or a bad caliper? The wheel bearings seam to be fine. On my first soob I think I had the same problem, but that was do to frame rail rust affecting the geometry. I don’t know if this is the case here. The caliper seams to flop around. Anybody have any ideas?

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 10:50 PM

if the piston is not turned in all the way, the caliper will not go on. yo have the caliper installed, right?

could the parking brake lever be hanging up? how was the piston seal?

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Posted 21 December 2003 - 10:54 PM

be sure that you have the parking break released when turning the caliper piston in.

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Posted 22 December 2003 - 12:51 PM

I probably did not make myself clear. The caliper is aready installed. When I installed it i set the piston as far as it would screw flush. I don't think this is the problem though. I think it is the bad cv joints causing the rubbing. And yes, the parking brake was disengaged before setting piston. More Ideas?

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Posted 22 December 2003 - 03:29 PM

axle nut?




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