1995 Ford Escort calipers

Tiny
KELLY_077
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  • 1995 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 175,000 MILES
I've noticed a noise from my front wheel recently. I looked at the brakes and the caliper seems to be loose. I'm not sure if I would be able to fix it and how. The caliper has been changed in the last 2 months. I don't know if it needs to be changed, or just fixed. Can you please give me some information
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 9:31 PM

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Tiny
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You dont have a fixed caliperit is a floating caliper. It moves freely and you can move it with force from the hand. As long as teh mounting bolts are properly torqued it will have the proper amount of play.
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 9:37 PM
Tiny
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But the caliper on the brakes on the right side is tight. The left side moves and rattles when I drive
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 10:01 PM
Tiny
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Ok. Make sure that the caliper mounting bracket bolts that mount the bracket to the knuckle is torqued properly and no play is noted. Next step is to properly torque teh caliper mounting bolts.
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 10:03 PM
Tiny
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Awesome. Thanks ill give it a try :)
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 10:07 PM
Tiny
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Let me know what you find.
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 10:14 PM
Tiny
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I'll get back to you tomorrow. I won't be doing it tonight.
Thanks
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 10:17 PM
Tiny
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So what have you came up with?
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Friday, March 6th, 2009 AT 11:04 PM
Tiny
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It turns out my caliper was missing a bolt. So I took it off, checked it all out and put a new bolt in the top. All's good. Thanks for the help!
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Saturday, March 7th, 2009 AT 3:37 AM
Tiny
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Good thing it was just a bolt. Glad to hear I was able to somwhat help.

And glad to hear you ahve your problem fixed.
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Saturday, March 7th, 2009 AT 10:38 AM
Tiny
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Haha yea, so my car's alright for now. Till a few weeks from now when something else goes wrong.
Im sure i'll be back for some more help
but untill then, thanks :)
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Saturday, March 7th, 2009 AT 10:41 AM
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Ill be here if yhou get another problem, I hope you dont, but if you do have to post back, try to make a separate post that way these two are separate, and you can just pm or email me a link to it so I can look at it if you want.
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Sunday, March 8th, 2009 AT 11:48 AM

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