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Old 07-09-2012, 02:27 PM
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After replacing my pads and rotors while the truck was still on jackstands, when I bolted the wheel back on there wa some play between the wheel and the rotor. The guy at NAPA told me to pump the pedal which I did and it tightened up, no play, which you would expect when the pads are hard against the rotor. Does this sound normal? Thanks.
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After replacing my pads and rotors while the truck was still on jackstands, when I bolted the wheel back on there wa some play between the wheel and the rotor. The guy at NAPA told me to pump the pedal which I did and it tightened up, no play, which you would expect when the pads are hard against the rotor. Does this sound normal? Thanks.
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The tire/wheel should spin freely until the brakes are pumped a couple times, but not move in & out.
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Could be other components that are the cause of looseness - worn hub/wheel bearings or ball joints.
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Your rim should snug right up to the rotor and be tight there should be no play between them.
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