I bought a remanned front brake caliper from advance auto parts and the seals and pistons are out about 3/8 inch. Should the seals and pistons be flush with the caliper body? [I'm inclined to say YES! The new rotors and pads are thick and the caliper should give clearance for those parts.] Currently one of the pistons is touching the rattle shield or whatever you call it.
I'm going to swap this caliper because I rebuilt a caliper before for a ranger and got everything nice and flush. I think this is just a job poorly done. Am I wrong?