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Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by 92civicb18b1, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Brakes are scraping, I need to know how to repair this problem, i installed new pads and bled the system. What do you think the cause of the scraping might be...warped rotor? rotors need resurfacing? Just shitty pads?
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    o yea i forgot, they engage and stop properly..doesnt pull, and the pedal feels good.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    look at the surface of the rotors; should be shiny(where pads contact) and even. since you installed new pads i would try resurfacing if it doesnt look right.(btw when you replace pads, you dont need to bleed the system, only when you install new calipers or wheel cylinders, or something that requires draining of fluid)
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    it was one of those regular maintenence things anyways, the pedal felt like shit before i did it too. But I'll check the rotors, see what i can find, and if they're "bad" then ill get them resurfaced or just buy new.
     
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    yea what he said bout the rotors..but hell if you need new ones look on ebay and get you a nice set of slotted rotors for cheap! its worth it!
     
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    If its not the rotors, check the calipers, the pistons might be seized causing the brake pads to rub against the rotor.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Isn't this what its supposed to do.

    I'm not gettin slotted rotors...This is a daily driven car, I need my brakes to last. Slotted rotors just shave off part of the pad everytime its engaged and claims to cut down heat. IMO a full flat surface rotor will do its justice better than a drilled or slotted, for the reason being it has more surface area in which the pad contacts the rotor.
     
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    Did you read what i said, i said IF the rotors are NOT warped, then check the calipers, they might be seized and make the brake pad rub when you are NOT on the brakes.
     
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    if they were seized they wouldnt move back or forth, thus brakes are always applied or cant be applied. the only thing you would check the caliper for is leaks.
     
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    id do like everyone says and check out the rotors and even if they dont look bad resurface them or buy news ones all together....
     
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    Odd. I didn't think it was about getting the most surface area as much as it was the amount of pressure you could apply to the surface area you had to work with.
     
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