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Re: [Mgs] Brake Caliper Problem

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Brake Caliper Problem
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Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:11:37 -0500
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I'd suggest you drive the car a few miles & then check the right side 
for drag.  The runout of the disc should knock the piston back while 
driving.  Remember that the hub end play isn't a matter of the torque on 
the nut; it's a matter of having the correct total thickness of shims in 
the hub.

On 7/27/2014 12:56 PM, Matthew Milkevitch wrote:
> Dear Listers:
> I have been working on my '74 MGB-GT lately, and I noticed that
> the front wheels don't rotate the same.  The LH side rotates more freely than
> the RH side.
> Thinking
>   this was a sticking brake caliper, I replaced both
> calipers, brake
> flexible lines and pads (along with the discs).
> After
> doing this work, things
> are a little improved but the wheels still don't
> rotate the same.  You
> can hear the RH side scraping when the wheel turns.
> When you pull the
> pads out of the RH side and push the caliper piston in a
> little and
> re-install the pads, the wheel turns freely like the LH side.
> Once you
> push in the brake pedal in, however, the condition returns.
> To my
> knowledge, the wheel bearings are correctly adjusted (outer nut to 60 ft/lbs,
> the hub turns freely with no "clunk."
> Any
>   advice on where to check next?  Do
> you think this is an issue with the
> master cylinder or the hard brake line to
> that caliper perhaps?
> Thanks for any help,
> Matt Milkevitch
> Maple Glen, PA
> 1974 MGB-GT
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