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 Post subject: My brake caliper moves. Is this bad?
Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:18 pm 
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Hey when I changed the front drivers wheel of my BA mont I notice that the brake rotor moved when i took the wheel off. I gave it a little shake and found it was loose, I'm assuming the wheel holds it in place so its ok. But then i gave the brake caliper a shake and found that it was loose too. It only moves a tiny amount but im sure its not meant to move at all, if this is true how do i tighten it? I tried tightening one of the bolts that I could see but it wouldn't budge. I took the passenger side wheel off and neither the rotor or the caliper moves on that side. Any thoughts.
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 Post subject: Re: My brake caliper moves. Is this bad?
Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:21 pm 
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The rotors on BA's are floating rotors so they will move around thats normal and correct the wheel tightened holds the rotor still. The caliper will also move a bit along the slides and should be ok.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My brake caliper moves. Is this bad?
Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:26 pm 
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