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alrite i knw this is a dodge forum, but my brother has a 1990 z71 with a 6in lift and a 3in body. we jus did brakes on his truck this morning, new pads. put the pads in the caliper and when we go to put on the rotor it doesnt want to fit, the rotor has to be at a angle to get the bolt in. but! since its at a angle and when you put the tire on the rotor evening that out, it puts to much pressure on the pads. it wont spin when in its like that at angle with the tire on. my brother calls me at work and says that the passaNger side was smoking and all you could smell is brake pads. he took the tire off and the pads where smoked,gone,nothing left. we thought it would be a froze piston, he dwent out and bought new calipers and pads, but still the same problem, it wont spin with the rotor being flush only at an angle it will spin.
i think that the rotor is warped, but what im having trouble believing is that could it be that warped or is there something else? plz help
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When I change brake pads, I usually have to use a C-clamp on the caliper and push the piston back in. For lack of a better word, it is almost like a "reset" button. As the pads wear out, the piston pushes further and further out of the caliper and eventually will be over half an inch longer than it was with fresh pads. The new Fords are a major pain, you have to buy a special tool that lines up with the piston, then "screw" it back in to reset.
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alrite thanks
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Good advise chithead, but I would think that it might be a mounting problem. You would not be able to get the caliper pads and rotor together without the caliper being compressed. If they fix together than it is compressed enough. It might be that the pins the caliper slides on as the pads get worn is seized. Rotor must sit flat so the center of the caliper must be center. look at mounting as well.

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ya, took it apart the spindle is bent
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Shieze! That's not good.
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ok scratch that, my brother didnt knw what he was talkn about, my dad looked at it and the morons that had the truck before my brother they put the wrong spindle on the truck. like seriously how dumb do you got to be to put a wrong spindle on there.
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like seriously how dumb do you got to be to put a wrong spindle on there.
People that drive Chevys? ha ha ha

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