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Old 05-03-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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Doing front brakes on my 01 GT, can't get it back together

So last weekend I did the rears (rotors and pads) and while it was a bigger pain in the ***, it was pretty straight forward.

I started doing the fronts this afternoon. I had it on stands and the new brakes installed within 1/2 hour. My only problem is that I can't figure out how to get the caliper back on. I have it in place with 1 slide bolt installed, but it seems like the top edge of the pads are interfering with the caliper closing. After rotating it into place, it just binds and doesn't want to go any further. The pistons are compressed and have plenty of room so its not that.

Can anyone help me out? Is there something I'm missing?
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:00 AM   #2
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Is the top slide piping out and stopping it from going in? I can't remember if those calipers have to be installed top first or not. But I do know the slides have popped out on me a little while trying two install and I had to push them back in before it would go into place. Are you sure the pads are on right? Just asking, quadruple check.
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To have to compress the piston in order to slide it back on.

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To have to compress the piston in order to slide it back on.
Take a picture , maybe you have two of the same pads on 1 side. They usually have little balls on the side that goes on the inside. Normally
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There is an inner and outer padon the fronts you may have two of the same pad on that side. In a kit there are two inners and two outers. Make sure you have separated them and not lime installed two outers on one side and two inners on the other side.
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