Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:24 pm Post subject: rear brakes
just replaced rear rotors and pads, one side is fine , but the passanger side is a problem. after insalling the rotor and the pads, when i thighten the caliper bolts , i can't spin the rotor, took a test drive and rotor was to hot to touch,took it apart again , pushed piston back all the way, lots of clarence , but as soon as i thighten bolt can't turn rotor.
the rotor will spin up to the point when i tighten the 2 caliper bolts, it spins when the pad bracket and the pads are in place, as soon as i tighten the caliper bolts it wont spin , slack of the bolts and i can spin the rotor again, i never touched the parking brake adjuster. also the hub spins freely with or without the rotor on.
there seems to be a lot of clearence on the inside disk , the one next to the caliper piston but the outside disk is tight to the rotor,and when tighten bolts it gets even tighter and binds the rotor, when i tighten it all down i can still get a screwdriver between the inside disk and the piston, but the rotor won't spin
That's the problem. I was able to get both of the pins out and put some brake lube on them hoping that would fix the problem. It's not until i tighten those two bolts back up the rotor will not spin. I am thinking to replace the caliper?
The pins for my f-body calipers were like that too when I got them, I wire brushed the rust off and cleaned out the holes with some brake cleaner, and then re-greased them and they've been good for the last 15k miles.
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