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2002 Neon brakes

Hi leetamara!

thanks for your advice on my brakes! You wrote: Sounds like the caliper mounting bolts are tightened all the way down causing movement when the brakes are applied. Simply remove the tires and check the 2 mounting bolts that mount the caliper to the bracket.

Do you know how far down the bolts on the calipers should be tightened?

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  • psarno95100 Oct 21, 2008

    did you mean bolts are NOT fastened all the way down?

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That's what it sounds like to me.

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