In this video Josh was getting ready to install some OEM rear calipers on this '17 GMC Terrain. They way they plug off these rear calipers it could be easy to miss the plug and install the brake hose 🙄 Good thing we saw it first 😅
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All right folks, just want to share something with you. Got this: GMC Terrain Here and my guy Josh is doing some rear brakes on rotors, pads and some calipers. Now the original calipers. You can see somebody got after them.

They're wadded up, the boots are tore off. or at least on this one anyways. I'll show you that's how it came into us. no brackets, but came with a new caliper now.

I come over and help my guy swap over the parking brake motors. Not a big deal, a couple of screws and I just happened to look at it I glanced Down in the Hole Maybe you can see it? so that's where your banjo bolt goes. Typically they got like a little plastic plug if you get them from Cardone or whatever. but GM and their Engineers are tricky little guys because they put a plug way down inside there and I'm pretty certain I'm not 100 certain.

but I think your brake hose in your bandeau Bolt There's not a lot of threads there. It may have been able to go around in and tighten down and give you the sense that everything's all good so you don't have any brake fluids coming out. I Guess what I'm getting at is have a little look-see because look what that little tricky engineer you did GM I bet he's laughing all the way the bank when he made that plug. um I could be wrong.

Perhaps the banjo bolt doesn't go in far enough to tighten down, but that'd be pretty dang embarrassing to have that sucker still in there. It's like now your brake pedal is hard. you got no fluid to the back. So anyhow, be warned.

Watch out for them tricky engineers.

100 thoughts on “That could have been bad”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Lincoln says:

    When I replaced mine on my 2010 Equinox I bought new Raybestos calipers and it only had the red plug. I'm kind of shocked you can buy new GM calipers but that must be a much newer model than mine.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rhys Arthur says:

    "Tricky" Engineers? I have other adjectives for them! lol

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars notrut says:

    The internet reckons the GMC Terrain are built in Canada … Ingersoll, Ontario .. is that a French Caliper?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Smith says:

    Half the battle is the physical inspection of all components .

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Geoffrey Rose says:

    Probably the same engineer that put plastic timing chain guides in motors where a beautiful steel chain flies through at warp speed lol

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars price9195 says:

    I need a plug bah hah

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don't Cry says:

    Cardone sent me a caliper with out the plug.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Nusser says:

    Great catch. That's attention to detail! I learned that as a nuc machinist mate on nuclear submarine about 40 yrs. ago. That's a great example why you must study your new parts!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Stuart says:

    Bad design 🙁

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dangerous Amoeba says:

    Not my story but MAYBE due to a lot of calipers coming in with rust (cos threads can't have coating on them) or bits inside the thread, as i was told from a parts guy. Calipers master cylinders a few other things even some engine parts like solenoids i've seen with hex plugs just like that.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shadowdog500 says:

    That would take forever to bleed! 😂

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Muscarella says:

    Nice, I’ve had banjo bolts with no hole in them , that’s fun

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Huetteman says:

    Eric, It may not have been the GM engineer. No way anyone on the assembly line is removing that on every part. More likely it was the caliper supplier, added for packaging the service part version. Yes, I am one of those damn engineers (not brakes) at an auto company located here in the Auburn Hills, MI area.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Johnson says:

    Excellent tip , I would have never even thought to look for that 👍👍👍

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Vet says:

    good job boss:

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Rogers says:

    Ding, Ding-Ding… we have a winner in the GM stupid idea of the month contest !!! 😁🤣😂🙃

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gerben Spruit says:

    A couple of weeks ago, i got a calliper for a Chevy Bolt EV, that one had also a blind plug inside. But the bolt did not fit till the end. Even it's a nasty plug… Keep up the good work! It is satisfying to watch and learn from you! Greetings from The Netherlands.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Nye says:

    I would like a better look at the plug and the hole. I will assume the plug keeps oil in for shipping and the plastic cap is to keep dirt out and protect the treads and sealing surface,

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Spurloc does stuff says:

    pffft all I see is $$$$! put it back take car for test drive crash into bush, sue GM with damages of as u hit the bush it made you scream like a girl but u identify as mostly dude. isn't that how things work today?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Benjamin Cresswell says:

    Place the Blame where it belongs. Management gives the orders & engineers follow them or they're gone. Management have the last word befor it goes into production.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Wolfertz says:

    Mr O. complaining about Government Motors engineering? Who da thunk it! 😁😁

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sporkimer says:

    That looks like a inspection compliant rear brake delete plug for a that soccer mom that competes in burnout competitions on the weekend!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Muschetto says:

    Nooo…that's GM's new anti-lock brakes. That plug stops the brakes from working hence avoids them from locking up.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars erik_theautotech says:

    might not tighten down but i bet it buggers up the threads at the end of the bolt.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jack002tuber says:

    If GM were so inclined to like include some directions with the part and the mechanic was inclined to like read them, then it'd be ok. Sounds like a couple of shooting stars at once, I know

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Munro says:

    That's a new one on me. Never seen that before. Great catch.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GlassVial says:

    Obviously that caliper is for a GMC, it's professional grade! The Chevy version of it would have a plastic plug, of course. 😅

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John D S says:

    good catch and a great heads up. Thanks Eric.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Rush says:

    WOW Thanks

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob Gaudet says:

    Wow that is very scary 😨

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Sapyak says:

    2.8.23. I just did a rear brake job on a 2002 GMC 1500 Sierra long bed, And the parts were sourced from Napa, and I found out I couldn’t build up or bleed any pressure from the passenger side caliper, so I thought well I must be something in the antilock brake system, so I went and did the other side, and just for grins, I had my buddy pump up the brakes, and I tried bleeding them and lo and behold I could bleed them! I was quite surprised I thought, so. I traced out the brake lines and they were tied to a common line coming back from the antilock brake system, so it wasn’t four wheel. Antilock! I looked further, then I took off the banjo bolt and had him pump it, and I noticed fluid just squirting out quite quickly. I then took the caliper off and observed in the hole, where the banjo bolt goes, and found that there was barely a8 inch hole in the very bottom I could see the piston, and there was no way in hell that fluid was going to get behind that piston as it was being retracted so I could put new. pads on the rear calipers! It was made that way originally from the factory as it was shipped or they were new calipers, but were GM™️so long story short look over everything well‼️🫵🏼

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Loftus says:

    Well Done Thanls A+++++++++++

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mikey mike says:

    Seems they're tryin to make $ for the dealerships when some diyers get frustrated
    and can't figure out why they're brakes don't work

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr Bill says:

    GM JUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The guy next door says:

    Holy crap

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Tricarico says:

    Who would've thunk that….!?!?

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pilgrimpassingthru says:

    I would expect nothing less from the geniuses at GM .
    It's gotta save money , somehow

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wayne D says:

    My guess the plug is put in if the hole is drilled too deep in the manufacturing process to save the caliper from being scrapped. Tapping and plugging saves a few bucks and doesn't effect the function of the part.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Zippy TheChicken says:

    what is happening to your channel … 777k subscribers.. i mean you can't complain but theres got to be some reason.. the algorithm likes you

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Melvin Jones says:

    You could by ten plastic plug with that one metal one.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Chivers says:

    What a Bloody Stupid Idea, could kill people.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Salvador Martinez says:

    I had this happen to me.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tuloko16 says:

    Imagine when GM goes full EV? Them things are going to be running wild, zapping people on the streets and exploding on their way to taking their drivers to jail for something mean they posted online. Its going to be awesome!!