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Dana 60, brake brakent contact issue.
Hey guys, I broke my axle a few weeks ago and went to replace it today, got new ujoints( ALMOST 40$ each!) and everything went together great. to make a long story short, got everything together, all cleaned out and regrease , tightened the wheel bearing inner nut to just enough so it didn't shake and a little more, cranked the locking nut down.
Spun great, so I went to put the caliper on....it wont go, whats going on here? the bracket for the caliper is contacting the rotor, there is a clearence issue, the brake rotor(spindle) is to close to the knuckle, 3 hours previously this wasn't an issue.
I got thinking about it, what would space that out? THE DUST GAURD!!! i took it out because its useless and more of a pain then its worth(rusty)....talked to a friend who said that he took his out no problem, didn't cause a problem(older king pin d60), so i figured the balljoin d60 needed them there, took it all apart, put it back together and the top now isn't contacting, but the bottom is still an issue.
Something changed, something isn't right here. I feel like i shouldn't have to even have that dust gaurd there as a spacer, its rusty and got messed up in the process of taking it apart, so i pounded it flat and did my best to make it useable, still having an issue.
thanks guys, problem is I need the truck this weekend, and at this point I cant even just put it back together....the spindle is to close to the knuckle.
1997 F250 7.3 5 speed, 3.55s, D60, 4" Diamond Eye Exhaust, Napa Intake Filter, E-Fuel, 35" bfg mt's, stage 2 rosewoods/tuning, Gauges
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