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Having trouble placing the caliper over the new brake pads and rotor, the caliper is all the way in but still very tight. Is there any adjustments that could be made or is the pads too thick (Wrong pads)? 2004 jimmy

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On any brake pad reinstall you need too push the caliper pistons in as you said. Sometimes you need to open the bleeder valve athough we all try not to at first to avoid bleeding the system. Put the old pad next to the pistons and use a large clamp,with bleeder open or at least take some fluid out of the master cyl first. Be gentle here because you working against the ABS Unit . If your doing rear discs you have to open valve as well as screw in piston to get clearance, then you can ratchet up parking lever or let it do it's own thing by pumping brakes. Bleed the fluid all the way around no matter what your up to now. Put one lug nut on to hold rotor up tight helps also. Clean all rust off hub,back of rotor,pad & caliper sliding surfaces and use anti-seize on all bare metal except caliper pins under boots. Permatex Syn Caliper Lube there

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You put the pads in the caliper first, and then slide the assembly over the rotor. The fit snug

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Are you sure you have the pistons flush?

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Did you open the bleeder valve and colaspe the piston all the way in? did you clean the rail slider so that it will move freely and not bind up withthe rubber boot? I use a C clamp to compress the piston all the way in.

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Place a C-clamp over the caliper as illustrated

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View of the caliper guide pins and boots (1), anti-rattle clips (2), brake rotor (3), outboard pad (4), caliper adapter (5) and inboard pad (6)

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