1997 Chrysler Town and Country Fitting Calliper/pads back o

Tiny
MKASBOHM
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  • 1997 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I'm having a problem fitting the calliper back int the mount properly. It looks like the bottom of the calliper needs to slide in first into the bottom portionn of the mount, and then the top slides under
the top part (?). My problem is that there does not seem to be enough clearance for the calliper and the brake pad to clear the stop. I just can't get it to drop in... is there something I'm missing? the pads slide over the rotor fine, it almost seems like the pad mount is to big - but the match up with the old, and I tried reinstalling the old, but I'm having the same issue. So I'm doing something wrong...I just don't know what...?


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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 AT 6:32 PM

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Tiny
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Did you fully compressed the caliper piston on its seat?
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 AT 10:08 AM
Tiny
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You probably have the wrong pads on the wrong side. One end is slotted and the other is not. The side with the slot goes on the bottom where it gets hooked under and then the top just pivots down. Another thing that prevents it from seating properly is the 2 slides on the back. They have to be slid out all the was to clear the mount.
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 AT 10:08 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the suggestions, but the pads are the same on this model for both sides. I realized that I was assuming the calliper got set in the arms on both sides the same way (I looked at the side I had not taken apart for my guide putting it back together). Then it occured to me it may be different (behind on top and resting on bottom on one side, and visa versa on the other) and that worked.
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 AT 10:08 AM
Tiny
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Glad you got it solved.
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