» » »

GMC Q&A

Ask Your Question

1990 GMC 1500 Pickup Question: my caliper bolts are going all the way to the rotor when tightened down.

 

Question

moparbeerman, 5.7L V8, Huntingtown, MD, November 04, 2011, 16:18
 Rookie

all brake components have been replaced. From the hub to the pads. new rotors, pads, calipers, lines (steel and rubber). And i did double check the new parts. they are all the right ones.

1 Answer
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    raiderron November 05, 2011, 06:26
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    There is steel sleeves that the bolts slide thru that fit in the ears of the caliper and you have left them out from the old calipers. The sleeves keep the spacing correct and keep bolt from tightening all the way down as you say it is doing. Next time pay real close attention to details when "swapping parts."

    Flag This
  • Reply

    moparbeerman, November 05, 2011, 16:36
     Rookie

    nah that cant be the problem. the new caliper came with new bolts inside of new sleeves. but i do appreciate the input thanks!!

    Flag This
  • Reply

    raiderron, November 05, 2011, 22:06
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    Then you should be able to see the prob.

    Reply
    Flag This