Join Date: Nov 2009
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Re: Craftsman Brake Pad replacement
The simple ones that have a ramp that presses on a pair of pins have a floating disk. The disk rids on a splined shaft, and gets squeezed between the pads.
If you inspect the disk and can see no retention mechanism, then it should be movable, and removable to allow for pad replacement(how else is it going to get replaced...?).
Having pads that only push on one side of the disk means there must be something supporting the disk against brake pressure. If there is pad material behind the disk, the rotor must float unless the pad carrier does. SOMETHING has to be movable.
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