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Old 09-12-2009, 03:09 PM
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GM caliper and brake pad assembly...

I have a set of GM calipers 78-87 <etric and a I cannot figure out how the brake pads I have install properly on these.

Part number for the Caliper is GM 42083 and 42084

Part number for the pads are Parts Master MD154

they have little clips a well but I cannot figure out how everything goes together and slips properly over the rotor.

I have attached pictures of the parts as they were delivered.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Dave
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301Customs,

The clip in the third photo gets attached to the brake pad at the front of photo two. The pad with the wear sensor (bent metal) on it.
Then that pad is put into the caliper that has the piston inside. Be sure to push the piston all the way back into it's bore.
The other pad is installed directly to the caliper. Bend the locking tabs down against the caliper so the pad will not squeak later on. You can use some anti squeak red on the backside of this pad. Then put the caliper over the rotor and bolt it on.

Have fun
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301Customs,

The clip in the third photo gets attached to the brake pad at the front of photo two. The pad with the wear sensor (bent metal) on it.
Then that pad is put into the caliper that has the piston inside. Be sure to push the piston all the way back into it's bore.
The other pad is installed directly to the caliper. Bend the locking tabs down against the caliper so the pad will not squeak later on. You can use some anti squeak red on the backside of this pad. Then put the caliper over the rotor and bolt it on.

Have fun
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Thanks. I do not see where the clip attaches though. Also the piston hole is large and does not line up on the back of the pad if it is inserted all the way.

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The clip attaches at the arrow's.. Then it goes inside the piston...The one with the x Is the outside pad..
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Cool thanks. Weird thing. the piston hole/center is about 2 inches ir so in diameter. That clip is only about 1/2 to 1" long. Where does it clip in?

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Cool thanks. Weird thing. the piston hole/center is about 2 inches ir so in diameter. That clip is only about 1/2 to 1" long. Where does it clip in?

Dave

Dave them clips never really fit to good.. Once you have it on the pad,, Try it in the piston..You might have to bend it a little..But it should grab the side of the piston..
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Dave them clips never really fit to good.. Once you have it on the pad,, Try it in the piston..You might have to bend it a little..But it should grab the side of the piston..
Thanks, will give that a try.

The outside pad should be held in place by bending the tabs a bit. Thing is the tabs only go about half way across the edge of the pad.

Will give it a try but wonder how much it is suppose to hold it in place.

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Dave them clips never really fit to good.. Once you have it on the pad,, Try it in the piston..You might have to bend it a little..But it should grab the side of the piston..
OK I got them to go in.

i am concerned because they sit very loose in the caliper when mounted on the roater. I could NOT bend the tabs on the outside pad.

Is this something to worry about?

I put anti-squeak on the back of the pads and tightened it to spec.

Thanks!

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The pads can be bent in place you just need to put a pry bar under the pad so the metal on the pad is held up away from the rotor. Then with a small hammer hit the ears down. If you do not do this the pad will squeak or squall when you use the brakes. What happens is this pad vibrates soooooo fast that is sound like a squeak. Bend the ears.

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I have always had better luck with a big pair of channel lock pliers to bend the tabs over.
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