Not normal, how are the slides? This is where the bolts go thru, also, the calipers, if fully collapsed should allow the remounting to be easy, there is not much room with new pads and new rotor, but force is not needed to reassemble. Either you have the wrong pads, or the caliper needs to be replaced, try opening the bleeder screw, the piston may go in a little further. If so, you might consider new calipers. The other thing is if you used the old rotors, the rust ridge on the inner and outer edges could be hanging it up. Try new rotors.
Saturday, July 31st, 2010 AT 8:44 AM