I'm going to be installing front brakes on my friend's Yukon tomorrow and have
a question. I have done installation on a few imports and the
only thing that they include is usually two pieces of plastic on the side of the
brakes which you would put mykote grease to prevent vibration. I
bought today the AC Delco brakes and noticed that there are a few washer gaskets
and plastic caps. Could anyone please tell me what they are used
for? Sorry to be a pest....I just want to be sure ahead of time weather I'll
need to go and get a Hayes book or not.
Those items are usually for the caliper pins that hold the caliper to the
Once you remove the caliper and get the pins out of the way, you should
be able to see the old stuff.....and determine what shape they are in. You
can then replace the rubber components. Make sure you clean the pins/bolts
up well and lube them and the rubber components with the supplied packet
of grease. And spread some of that grease on the back of the brake pads
where they contact the piston and the caliper. Also make sure that you
off the surfaces of the caliper and the knuckle where they will be in
and the areas where the brake pads and the caliper will be in contact.
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