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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 02:33 PM
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a). Apply more anti squeal paste (red stuff). If it is still moving then it isn't pasted on there
b). bend the clips down with the pads off the caliper, then test fit until perfectly snug. You can't get them snug enough to not move and get that little click with staking them on the caliper like the manual says.

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if the pads seem to shift while braking. does that mean they will be loose if the car is parked? in other words, will i be able to wiggle it... i THINK mine shift too while braking.

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I sure hope you guys are talking about the same click/clunk I'm hearing when I tap the pedal at low speeds. I'll check it out this weekend.

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Thanks for the props. Glad it can help. You'll notice I didn't mention anything about bending tabs on the install. Although I realize many do this (even religiously) and it can be necessary at times, honestly, I've never done nor needed to do this on all the vehicles I've ever worked w/ (an extensive list). For the fronts, new pins and proper application of anti-squeek (I swear by CRC DBQ) invariably always solve any issues I may have.

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...I've changed my front pads, bent the tabs, applied anti-squeal goo to the back of the pads, and replaced the pins and bushings but when I apply the brakes and the car's is about to stop, I hear a loud, single click coming from the front brakes. It sounds like the pads are shifting but other than bending the tabs on the pads and putting anti-squeal goo on the pads, how can you stop the pads from moving?...
Have you checked the ABS sensors for some type of abnormal wear/residue buildup. I'm just stabbing at this, but a single click may be traced to this area. When I did the overhaul, I cleaned all the sensors and even put a dab of Ceramlub on them.
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3 Year Update

*UPDATE*

Shiny and new is awesome, but what happens w/ some time and wear?...


All that's been done since the overhaul has been a complete brake fluid purge and swap w/ new.
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Ive done the galant disc change on the front and im after doing something similar on the rear. Does anyone know if any discs fit machined down hubs so the disc fits on the outside with the existing callipers? Im not looking for bigger really, just ive got 2 hubs that have been machined down and i need to do the rear bearings, so thought while im at it i will see if i can find any discs that will fit on the outside.
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the thread provides excellent info and for those of us that want to use AC vs the raybestos i wanted to confirm this is what i need

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AC 18k265 (2 kits) = 8 washers (large/small), 4 bushings, 2 clips
AC 18k219 (2 kits) = 4 pins

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cardone brackets 1411222 x 2
AC 18k872 = 4 bolts, 4 bushings, 2 H clips
wagner H5059 (2 kits) = 4 pins 4 bolts

edit: after talking to a local parts place, they said the brackets arent available but then he told me new calipers come with them. so now i dont know what to do as i never took off a caliper nor bled brakes

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1995 Impala ss front brake caliper pin tap sixe

Can anyone tell me what the tap or die size is for the above?

I snapped the caliper bolt and had to drill out now need to chase with a tap but do not know the size?

Any help thanks
Canadian built can some metric and some US threads
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caliper bolt thread repair

7/16-20 is the correct tap size

You may find that you cannot properly re-tap that hole. Some have done a heli-coil repair (I don't recommend), and there are aftermarket caliper bolts with oversized threads just for the purpose of fixing a situation like yours.

Dorman 13891 (replaces original thread (0.4375") with a M12 x 1.25 (0.472") thread bolt, which is designed to self-tap into the damaged hole.

Short of that, replacing the knuckle (spindle) is the alternative.

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