View Full Version : z32 Rear brake spring problem

Mr. H
07-08-2011, 12:54 AM
To start I have done a lot of searching and can't seem to find anything on a solution for my problem

A while back I purchased the rear brake set up and installed it following the importnut.net guide. I got everything hooked up and drove it around after a while I noticed there was a sqeeling from the rear and since the pads were new was worried, jacked it up and pulled everything off to find that the springs that hook onto the anchor block had come off and basically all the springs and small parts were smashed. purchased new pieces and went to install them and realized that the springs don't fit properlly on the anchor block.

It seems like the anchor blockisn't long enough for both springs to hook on. either that or the shoe set sits to high and won't allow the shoe guide plate to sit fully on the anchor block. If anyone has run into this problem I would really appreciate the help. I will try to get the car back up on jacks and take some pictures but that won't happen till probably saturday or sunday.

07-08-2011, 01:26 AM
Sounds like you dont have 5 lug rear hubs with the "tab" for the anchor. The tab spaces out the anchor out to where it needs to be to work with all the p-brake hardware.

07-08-2011, 11:33 AM
I had the same problem. Most people space them out with washers. I welded an m6 nut to each wing and reinstalled. you only need to space it out about 1/4".

07-09-2011, 01:34 AM
if you dont want to space them out i may have some anchor bolts that might work lmk if you want to go that route

Mr. H
07-09-2011, 10:56 PM
my car does have a 5 lug setup, it is the SE model. are there different kinds of hubs?