keep kicking pads after nissan disk conversion
I did the nissan rear disk conversion on my AMC 20 about 6 months ago. At the time of install I noticed that the brake pads are barely sitting within the calipers. The brakes worked so I ASSumed that this would be ok. I kicked a pad about 2 weeks after the install and went in and re-did some washers/spacers and such. Now, about 6 months later I was driving home after getting a safety inspection (didn't get inspected, "the computer was down" go figure) and I went to brake at a red light and had no brakes. I had to turn onto the median to avoid hitting a car, luckily I pumped the brakes and was able to get back some pressure. I checked for leaks at the MC and brakes and saw nothing, while doing the walk around I noticed a brake pad laying in the street. My right rear outboard pad was missing. How do I fix this?
The pad "tabs" are sitting in the caliper by a little less than an 1/8," initial thinking is to bend the tabs back so they sit deeper in the caliper. Or...find and buy a thicker disk so the pads make contact sooner and sit deeper in the caliper. The geo tracker front disk rotors that I have installed are about 7/16" thick. I don't think this matters but I only installed the thin metal brake clips, what the brake pad tabs sit in, on the front part of the caliper, not the the rear.
Yes, I have posted about this before, and didn't really get any beneficial responses. All the parts should be correct, according to the write-ups install seems correct, its just that the pads are making little contact with the calipers and wiggle out or are squeezed out when I brake.
Any suggestions, remarks, comments are greatly appreciated.
Last edited by hopefulcj76; 09-15-2012 at 05:28 PM.
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