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What would cause the pads or caliper to walk off center? 

 

The pad shown seems to be walking away from the center of the rotor.

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Here you can see the pin on top away from the groove.

 

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And here the pad on the right starting to leave the rotor. Whereas the left is perfectly centered still.

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Thoughts? Dangerous? Pads and calipers are newer. Everything else is part of a 97 swap. Pads/calipers were purchased as 97 cherokee to match the front diff.

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47 minutes ago, Pete M said:

it's been a while since I've done brakes of that era, but shouldn't there be a little peg that goes into the retaining hole?  something needs to keep it from spinning out due to the centripetal force.

 

like this:

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Yes there is. It isn't much but it's in the hole. Shown here.

I checked it earlier. It's almost like the calipers warped? Idk staring at it for so long has me thinking weird things.

1 hour ago, Wounded_Fighter said:

 

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2 hours ago, Strokermjcomanche said:

You have the pads on the opposite side , in petes picture you can see where if you had the boxed in side at the top the pads and caliper would have nowhere to go. 

 

 

it's so obvious now.  :doh:

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1 hour ago, Strokermjcomanche said:

See how the boxed end are on opposite sides? If your brake pad number has a 477 in it it should look like this . Very easy to overlook... 

I've always seen brakes with the groove both on one side and the flat on one side and never seen it walk like that.

 

1 hour ago, Ωhm said:

Isn't something suppose to be in that groove on the caliper?

Like to hold both flats against the caliper? I thought so but neither the pads nor the caliper came with any retainer.

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11 hours ago, JMO413 said:

Just looking through this, do you just need to rotate the pads? (Make the inner the outer)The end of the pads with the u should be on top. 

The inner and outer pads have different anti-rattle springs riveted to them.

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