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Old 07-25-2014, 06:23 PM   #1
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Apparently I lost a caliper bolt sometime ago on my 1992 Mazda Miata. After hearing a nice grinding sound, I decided to take a look at the brakes and I noticed I was missing a bolt on the DRIVER's side caliper.

For some reason, I could do this with the caliper no problem:



After a simple check, it looks like the bolt in green is missing:



Does anyone know what size/shape/thread/part number this bolt is?

Its on the drivers side front caliper, lower bolt of 2.

I tried grabbing an M10 1.25 but it seems to be way too big, and everything online says its a pin/slider bolt. I just need confirmation so I can get this bad boy fixed.

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Thanks. I've ordered the bolts and I'll post up on Monday if it was the right size (according to Amazon's shipping estimate). After what I've read, I think I'm expecting it to be the 14mm headed slide bolt. The 17mm one appears fine.

It just seems strange to me that the caliper utilized two slide bolts only to hold itself on. I expected some sort of thread to be on the end.
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Dude, its a slider pin, just buy a slider pin kit.
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Yeah, thanks.
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It just seems strange to me that the caliper utilized two slide bolts only to hold itself on.
Hence the term "floating" caliper.
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