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96 Buick Regal front calipers rubbing rims

I replaced the brake pads for the front of the car. After installing them and returning the caliper in to place and putting the tire back on i noticed the rim was touching the calipers. Once i tried to move the car it would not move until a put a lot of pressure on the accelerator , this caused a loud rubbing noise and the car moved a few inches. Before every answers tighten to holding bolt yes they are tighten, and in the correct place. I then went to inspect the problem and removed the tire and rim to notice when the brake petal is pressed the outside part of the caliper would push upwards.

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Either the caliper not installed correctly and if you have aftermarket wheels, a spacer plate is not installed. (all I have with little info supplied)

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It may have a allen head on that model.

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put the bottom bolt back in finger tight and loosen the top one will stop the caliper from rotating up

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Per NTB's website, appears to be a 205/70/15.

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Remove bolts from the back of it.

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