Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: (Near) Dallas, Tx
Caliper bracket fitment issue
Hello all, been a while since I posted. Just saved up and spent a nice bit of coin on front end and rear suspension...new kyb struts, lower control arm, strut link, sway bar bushings, inner/outer tie rods and steering bellows, front wheel bearings, cv axles rebooted, brakes and rotors all swapped out.
Right side goes back together without any issues, get to the part on the driver's side where I have the new rotor on and am having trouble getting the screws to line up and catch a thread on the caliper bracket . . . Had the rotors held in place with two lug nuts, backed them off and got the bracket screwed in and when I tightened the lugs by hand . . . Rotor was snug against the bracket and would NOT turn.
I have pulled everything loose and found a Japanese Koyo bearing (vs. chinese) and changed it out a second time. If I put a single washer on each lug between the hub and rotor, I get just enough clearance ( about .023 inches vs. .060 on the passenger side rotor) between the caliper bracket and rotor.
This car had been in a wreck before I purchased, but I have put about 34,000 miles on it.
I can't figure this out, something had to have been bent after I took it apart, I guess.
I am buying a new caliper bracket in the morning just to see if that is the culprit.
I don't have the time to fool with finding a used bearing knuckle so I need to get this figured out...
Should I just go with the washers as spacers idea or should I gently file the steering knuckle down just a little by hand where the bracket bolts to it?
Anyone ever seen or heard of this?
I'm typing on my phone right now, I will post pics of it all together on a bench in a little while.
Thanks for reading and if this is posted in the wrong place, please forgive me and kindly move it to the proper place.
Last edited by Frank3nstein; 02-15-2017 at 02:53 PM.