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Old 04-19-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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Replacing the front lines in an attempt to get my drivers side caliper to quit sticking. Can someone please provide the proper torque spec for the banjo bolt? I have conflicting info and want to verify.
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Tighten the caliper mounting bolts to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).

If removed, unplug and connect the brake hose, using new copper washers and a new inlet fitting bolt. Tighten the fitting bolt to 24 ft. lbs. (7 Nm).
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Thanks JW! Exactly what I needed.

It appears that the line was part of the issue, as even with the caliper off and the line disconnected from the steel side I could still barely reset the piston. Once I removed the line completely from the caliper it reset easier, but still not to my liking. New caliper it is
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Sometimes the inside of the rubber lines degrade over time and the opening becomes restricted. Sounds like this is what you experienced.
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Banjo Bolt sure is a colorful way to describe something
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Sometimes the inside of the rubber lines degrade over time and the opening becomes restricted. Sounds like this is what you experienced.
After 208K miles on OE lines it wouldn't surprise me. This one has stuck before so I'm sure the extra heat wasn't kind to it.

The inner pad is actually cracked down to the backing and is physically bent somehow. I've never seen a pad come out like this one. Not quite sure how it got that bent up unless the heat caused it. It'* like someone put it in a vice and bent 2" of the trailing edge of the pad backwards towards the caliper
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the pad probably was stuck on one side and the caliper bent the other when it pushed out.
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Just to follow up.. After replacing the left front caliper, both front brake lines, adjusting the rear drums and bleeding a full quart of brake fluid through the system I now have good brakes again! The pedal hasn't ever been this firm since I got the car, always felt kinda squishy, lol... Nice clean fluid throughout to boot and so far the master cylinder hasn't died since I didn't push old fluid back into it resetting the calipers. I think that'* what killed the last one.

Thanks to everyone for their help on keeping Betsy on the road a bit longer. Now, off to find the water leak in the trunk
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