[V8] Speaking of brakes...
ron_01056 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 12 20:32:18 EDT 2007
Ok, Autohausaz has brand spanking new rear calipers
for $170 each...no core charge. They aren't brand new
rebuilt....there brand new new!
So sounds like your slide pins are frozen....or the
piston for the caliper is rusted & won't retract when
you get off the brakes. Uneven pad weir should be a
How are your rubber brake lines?
As far as the e-brake cables go....they could be
frozen as well....or the e-brake mechagnism is shot
inside the caliper..very common problem!
--- Scott Simmons <indischrot at gmail.com> wrote:
> [opens up bag o' worms]
> I need your help. Advice, really. Professional
> opinion. HELP!
> When I first got the car, the brakes squealed.
> So I checked the
> fronts and they looked good but couldn't see the
> backs. I pulled the
> wheels off and found the right side had about 1-2mm
> of pad left. The
> left side, though, had at least 10-15mm. I thought
> it odd, but changed
> the pads and kept my eye on it. Brakes still
> squealed as they did
> before: when I'm <10mph and creeping to a stop at a
> light, the noise
> goes away if I push harder on the pedal but my
> passengers don't like
> that style.
> A few days ago I had time to pull the right
> wheel off and I removed
> and verified that the pins had grease but I went
> ahead and reseated the
> caliper. No more squealing noise. Yay.
> Today, after a good 6 miles on the interstate, I
> pulled into work to
> see my right rear wheel steaming. Apparently the
> caliper was sticking
> just enough to burn up the pads. I sprayed some
> warm water on the
> caliper and rotor for a few minutes, rolled the car
> back a few inches in
> neutral, and sprayed more.
> Driving home, 2 miles city, was done very slowly
> with little engine
> demand. During low speed (5mph or less) braking
> turns, the right was
> definitely squealing with more lower tone. I'm
> pretty sure the pads are
> shot. So they're getting replaced. The rotors are
> still pretty damn
> straight with little wear, but I'm considering
> changing them too.
> So do I drop $150 each on new calipers?
> Everywhere I look they're
> damn pricey or have a huge core on them. I've
> attached pictures of my
> parking brake cable because it's acting funny too.
> The right side
> engages, but the left does not move. Is this
> The car is parked until the brake issue is
> resolved (cause, y'know,
> it's just my brakes) so I'm sharing a car. The
> sooner I can fix this,
> the better. Tomorrow I'll jack up the car and see
> if the rear wheel
> spins freely. If this is something I can fix by
> just adjusting the
> cable or brake tension, all the better.
> I tried doing the factory manual suggestion of
> "testing" the brake
> cable tension by using a screwdriver but I wasn't
> sure if I was doing it
> right. The picture was a bit vague. On the right,
> if I pried against
> the wheel and the spring, I could get it to flex a
> bit with the p-brake off.
> Ideas and suggestions, throw them at me.
> ~Scott S.
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