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I am replacing front disc brakes on a 2001 chevy venture. I have to place the caliper bolt boots as well. The new ones will not slide in or allow me to bang them in. is there a trick to this?


did you clean and blow out

did you clean and blow out the caliper bracket holes?
are the 2 bolt pins the same or does one have a o ring at thr end of it?

Angle duke, Maybe we can save

Angle duke,

Maybe we can save you:

TIME
Money
Aggravation

Tell us in "DETAIL" why "Changing" the caliper bolt boots is "Necessary"?

You should not have to use

You should not have to use any force to speak of. If they are properly lubricated with synthetic caliper grease they should slide right in as long as ther are not any obstructions.

those boots can be difficult

those boots can be difficult sometimes. clean the bore, lubricate the boots. somtimes you can use the bolt and slide to push them into the caliper.

Original posting is from

Original posting is from 2/3/2011, and original poster has yet to respond.

Probably got it fixed and

Probably got it fixed and never looked back. Way to go "angie duke"!

In addition to what's alteady

In addition to what's alteady been posted I did fleet work for decades. Used
everything "Raybestos". Never a problem or a failure. Make sure to apply anti seize to all threaded parts before puttin back together. Visit the website below.

http://www.raybestos.com/wps/portal/raybestos

Bendix has a pretty good name

Bendix has a pretty good name as well and it is original equipment on a lot of vehicles. No offense to Big Block but be cautious of using anti seize on all the threads. Some actually call for a thread locker (which is sort of going in the other direction). You will often find this on the bolts that hold the claiper bracket to the steering knuckle. If you use thread locker be sure to use the right one(stonger is not always better). You might just want to take it apart again one day. LOL. Use the proper torque specs and you should be ok.

Figured I'd post something to

Figured I'd post something to see if there were any takers out there. No different than fishin. Throw the line in. Can't catch all the fish, but will catch something.

divability,

My old friend.
Check the date of the original posting.
angie duke has yet to respond.

Thank you, but we did clear

Thank you, but we did clear that up. I was just adding to what you posted on 7/28 about the pads.

there are several good pad

there are several good pad manufacturers out there. you guys have mentions two of the top for sure. angie duke good quality pads are a must if you want to do a good job.


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