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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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New brake calipers?

Ok so I bought two new brake calipers from autozone and was curious to know if they are side specific and if so how do I tell? One has a green plug in the fluid hole and the other has a red one if that helps.

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Unread 05-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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They are side specific. The bleed nipple MUST be higher than the inlet on both sides.

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Unread 05-22-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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Thank you very much Dwayne and one other thing, it seem like a stupid question but to the larger brake pads go on the inside of the rotor?
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Unread 05-23-2013, 07:23 AM   #4
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The pad with the clip that sticks out the back(goes into the caliper pistion) goes on the back
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Unread 05-23-2013, 02:40 PM   #5
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The metal part of the pad DOES NOT go against the rotor.

Have seen it done wrong at a Jeep dealership, no less.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 02:50 PM   #6
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The metal part of the pad DOES NOT go against the rotor.

Have seen it done wrong at a Jeep dealership, no less.
Never thought about it being done that way. I always figured the metal clips made it obvious. I dont think I would go to that dealer for anything ever.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 02:57 PM   #7
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Never thought about it being done that way. I always figured the metal clips made it obvious. I dont think I would go to that dealer for anything ever.
I don't work there any longer. I had nothing to do with the above mentioned mishap, though.
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