Rubber Bands on my front brakes?

Brakes for your Classic Mopar

  1. Billy the average guy

    Billy the average guy Member

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    While doing front end work I noticed an odd thing: rubber bands hanging off the caliber! They are actually caught under the bolt on brackets so its not road garbage. Had the car a few years and haven’t had any brake work done since buying the car (74 Valiant).
    Why would someone intentially place the there?

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  2. kursplat

    kursplat FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    freakin' mopar, another one of one car. where's Galen when you need him... my 74' came with the same disk brake spider option too, not that rare
     
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    • Billy the average guy

      Billy the average guy Member

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      I just found this from a 2008 forum post but I still dont understand.

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      Bodyperson A little sketchy

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      They look like caliper piston seals. Square like that. I have no Idea why they are there.
       
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      • oldkimmer

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        There for anti rattle/ noise. Yes, many cars and trucks had them. Kim
         
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          SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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          • my68barracuda

            my68barracuda Well-Known Member

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            Those rubber bands are included with the 73 and up disk brake caliper hardware kit. I never figured out where they went, so I did not use them...
             
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              Well then u at least pinged them across the shop/garage. Kim
               
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              • brian6pac

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                They kept the caliper from rattling when going over bumps, just another thing to make sure the car was quiet.
                 
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                • dartfreak75

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                  Yea they are supposed to be there. I just ordered my kit and came with new rubber bands.
                   
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                  • MoparMike1974

                    MoparMike1974 Well-Known Member

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                    Most just leave them off. After a few months they usually rot and break anyways.
                     
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                    • abodyjoe

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