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New front brake hose won't work...its over tight!!!

The screw that holds the brake hose down with the screw in it over tightns, and the wholes don't line up. can i double up the copper washers?

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  • roddy chippeway Jun 27, 2009

    yes i am trying to tighen the brake hose to the caliper. i have new calipers,have new hose and its the original bolt. so i'm stumpped

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Don't double the washers you can have a brake fluid leak (dangerous). you're trying to tighten the brake line to the caliper? did you change calipers? is it the original bolt? what exactly have you done?

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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    Aaron Murchison Jun 27, 2009

    check the bolt thread and the thread inside the caliper. it's possible the bolt was not straight with the hole and now it's striped the thread. depending on how badly it's striped you may need just a new bolt or you may need to get a new caliper and bolt. keep in mind it's not just a regular bolt it is hollow and brake fluid passes through it. if the thread is not to bad you could also try a rethreading tool. what ever you do after if all put together have someone step on the brakes hard and check for leaks.

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What is the measurments of 00 Jeep grand cherokee WJ brake caliper from pin to pin?

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  • joni58 Jun 27, 2009

    I'm going to change the brake caliper for a CP 5805 stockcar (ap racing). I need the measurments for this one fit on the original.

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Front brakes are very simple to do:
  • Pull off the front tires.
  • Remove the brake pads by removing the slide pin bolts where the piston assembly attaches to the caliper mounting bracket. The slide pin bolts are usually a 12 or 14mm bolt. Once the piston assembly is free slide the old brake pads out.
  • Compress the piston back into the caliper by using a large pair of channel lock pliers or a c-clamp. If you don't do this, you won't be able to get the new pads on.
  • Before you put the new pads on, replace the rotor.
  • Remove the two bolts for the caliper mounting bracket. They are in the back and are bigger than the slide pin bolts. Usually a 17 or 19mm bolt.
  • Pull off the caliper mounting bracket.
  • At this point the old rotor should slide right off. If it doesn't slide right off, look for a screw in the center of the rotor, some cars will have a screw there to hold the rotor on. If there's no screw and it still won't come off, try tapping it with a hammer. If you're replacing the rotor, don't be shy.
  • Put the new rotor on. Make sure to clean off any grease with brake cleaner that may be on the braking surface from packaging.
  • Put the caliper mounting bracket back on.
  • Put the new brake pads on. Make sure to use some anti-squeal grease on the back of the pads.
  • Put the caliper assembly back on with the slide pins. Grease up the slide pins as well.
  • Put the wheels back on.
  • Make sure to pump your brakes 10 - 15 times before you drive off. Because you compressed the piston back into the caliper, the piston will not be contacting the brake pads unless you pump the brakes.

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For left hand drive vehicles: (If the car does not have ABS system you do not need any diagnostic equipment!)

IMPORTANT NOTE: You need using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car in order to bleed the ABS block. Follow instructions by scantool equipment for bleeding the ABS block.


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3. Put the gearbox in "N" - Neutral position, or in "P" - Parking position for automatic transmission.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: All the time check the brake fluid level in the brake system reservoir, and fill up if necessary!

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IMPORTANT NOTE: All the time check the brake fluid level in the brake system reservoir, and fill up if necessary!

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