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Old 09-28-2009, 10:17 PM
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300 SDl caliper problems

Allright let me begin. I diagnosed a bad caliper, leaking fluid, the front drivers side. Bought new ATE caliper from Oreillys, removed old caliper and reinstalled new caliper using brake pads from old caliper. Bled both front brakes plenty. Upon driving the car the front left tire was making noise, i.e. the new caliper was rubbing the side of the rotor. Took off caliper to inspect, re-bled the brakes and once again drove around the block only to experience the same thing. Upon installing the new caliper the wheel, rotor assembly was very hard to spin, wouldnt spin freely and took a great deal of pressure to rotate.

Now this morning in my haste to trouble shoot, I accidentally removed a bolt from steering linkage???? instead of caliper bolt, now the bolt holes are misaligned and the blot wont rethread it self. What do I do????


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Old 09-29-2009, 02:05 AM
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so, let me understand, you removed a bolt from the steering linkage, meaning the one that holds the ball joint to the tie rod?
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:15 AM
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:23 AM
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why not just rebuild the old caliper with a new nipple, two brake pistons, two rubber seals for the pistons was it specifically made for the car it may not provide proper clearance after you release the break pedal to prevent excessive wear.
And could you be a little clear about the whole tie rod thing I cant understand have you messed up the alignment ?

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