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Old 01-13-2014, 02:58 PM   #11
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The brake caliper is suppose to "float" on its carriage bolts if that'* what you are talking about.
When I grab ahold of the disc itself, I can move it slightly in-and-out,
and slightly radially, the studs being the radial stopping point in both directions.
The caliper moves with it.
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Slightly in and out(axially) play is normal. Because the rotor is sliding on the wheel studs. The caliper needs to be able to float due to heat expansion, pad wear etc.

With that said, the caliper is not suppose to move towards the front of the car or to the rear of the car. The rotor may do so because of the slight play in the stud hole openings.

Is there any chance you could take a video, post it to youtube and provide the link to it here so we can see this movement?
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Slightly in and out(axially) play is normal. Because the rotor is sliding on the wheel studs. The caliper needs to be able to float due to heat expansion, pad wear etc.

With that said, the caliper is not suppose to move towards the front of the car or to the rear of the car. The rotor may do so because of the slight play in the stud hole openings.

Is there any chance you could take a video, post it to youtube and provide the link to it here so we can see this movement?
No vid necessary. Based on what you've told me, everything is normal.
The caliper has no front to back movement, and the disc turns through it.
Thank you sir.
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Your very welcome, glad we could help!

What do you plan on doing with the inner tie rod?
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What do you plan on doing with the inner tie rod?
Planning on buying new inner and outer, then attempting to replace them myself.
Parts are less than $50 total on Amazon.
Then of course take her in for an alignment.
That'* my plan. Sometimes things don't go as planned.
Based on what I've been reading so far, I'll need a "crows-foot wrench" of a yet-to-be-determined size.
Somehow I don't think a tie-rod socket is going to work here.
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you can get them pretty cheap at harbor freight or whatever.


mike i was just repeating you
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Funny thing is, I've replaced just about everything on one of these Bonnevilles EXCEPT an inner tie rod.

I can't believe we don't have anything in our Tech Info section on the inner tie rod.

If you good with a camera and take pictures, you can do a write up on the task and I'll move it to the TechInfo section. All credits go to you Finn. This goes to anyone doing any project would benefit anyone here on the forum.
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I just read somewhere that you can get the inner off with a pipe wrench.
Would this be ill-advised?
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I just read somewhere that you can get the inner off with a pipe wrench.
Would this be ill-advised?
Can you post the link to this? Like I've said before, even I haven't done this yet. So its a learning experience for everyone now LOL.
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Funny thing is, I've replaced just about everything on one of these Bonnevilles EXCEPT an inner tie rod.

I can't believe we don't have anything in our Tech Info section on the inner tie rod.

If you good with a camera and take pictures, you can do a write up on the task and I'll move it to the TechInfo section. All credits go to you Finn. This goes to anyone doing any project would benefit anyone here on the forum.

should i take pics of the tank/nylon line replacement?
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