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Bleeding Brakes?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Frankie P., Jul 25, 2004.

  1. Frankie P.

    Frankie P. Senior Member

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    Hey guys, as I mentioned in another post, I have been busy iwht work, and I haven't had time to post on here. Anyway, I badly needed to change the brakes on my SI, and didn't bleed them to see if they would work the same, because as I said I am very short on time. Well I took it for a "Test" drive, and the don't work until I hit the floor on the initial press of the brake. After I pump them they work fine, is it because I haven't bled them? I am pretty sure it is, but just to be safe. Also, I didn't have any grease for my brakes, but the constantly make noise, no loud but annoying enough. Will this go away or will I have to grease them up? Anyway, thanks ahead of time.
     
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    allbottledup Senior Member

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    give them a good bleed should solve that problem..get the lube that stops the squeeks for that noise you mentioned. I did brakes on my civic and it only too like 45 min to do all four. There very easy to do on hondas
     
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    you got, bleed them and they'll be back to normal, as far as the noise a little disc brake quiet should take care of it, i always use the red stuff and mine never make noise
     
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    many pads require some sort of beak-in procedure. The first 7 stops or so, they will not be very powerful and may require a lot of pedal pressure. read the directions on the box, see what that says.
     
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    sounds like air in the lines just bleed them and they should be fine

    DeeJay
     
  6. The WORLD is yours...

    The WORLD is yours... Senior Member

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    also, since your pressed with time and all! you could buy the 1 man vacuum brake bleeding kit!!
    just attach the hose to the bleeder screw un-screw it. then pump the handle. until all the air is out. really easy and fast to do!!
     
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