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  #41  
Old 03-31-2016, 11:02 AM
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Fisheye,

Thanks so much for your helpful writeup -- it made my brake job so much easier!
 
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Old 10-31-2017, 01:16 PM
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Default Pads rubbing

Thank you for this diy. It was very useful.
i have a quick question. What would cause the rear pads to be rubbing? I replaced the rotor and pad. Upon looking at it there is no gap between pad and rotor.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you
 
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:36 PM
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Often there's very little gap when looking at it because the piston hasn't compressed back yet. It's not a big deal unless you're hearing rubbing or scraping, feeling it, or seeing uneven wear on the pads or rotor.
It just the nature of brakes that the piston doesn't fully compress back into the caliper after every time you press the brake pedal.
 
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:43 PM
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Thank you for the reply.
I don't hear anything rubbing/scraping (thank God). Quiet as a mouse. I was going to check the carrier pins to make sure they were sliding freely.

I do feel a little vibration. It feels like the rear passenger side. Which I'm thinking is from another issue. I loosened the camber screw when I swapped suspension and the wheel is slightly inward just a hair.
 
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:54 PM
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Vibration can be a lot of things back there but brake pads are pretty far down on the list
 
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:56 PM
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Thanks. I wasn't lumping the 2 together. It's just another thing I have to look into.
i appreciate the response though definitely.
 
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