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 Post subject: Rear caliper help.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:25 am 
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Recently we started having some cold weather here and my rear calipers started freezing up. I decided to just replace everything pads/rotors/calipers. So I ordered some reman calipers from rock auto and ended up paying a shop to install them because the retaining screws in the rotor were stripped and I didn't want to fool with that.

Anyways so after getting the car back from the shop yesterday my brake peddle travel is insane before I took it into the shop I could just move my foot from the gas peddle and press slightly to start stopping and it would be firm just a little ways down now to stop I have to do almost a full leg extension after moving my foot! I really don't like how it is working now the brakes don't get hard until almost all the way to the floor, although you do start gradually stopping before then. What the heck did they do to my brakes? Before they did anything they were perfect just having a little cold weather trouble now I hate them.

If I can't figure it out I guess I'll have to take it back to them on Monday and say look this is terrible. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Rear caliper help.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:39 am 
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Probably just need to bleed the system, particularly if you can pump the brakes and the stopping power improves a bit.

It's not hard to do if you have an assistant, but I'd just take it back and make them get it right.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear caliper help.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:17 pm 
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Thanks, Teeth, for the response. I was pretty annoyed, but turns out that they didn't get all the air out of the lines and it seems to be back in proper working condition!!! :D

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Turbine Tech Underbody Brace
Honda CRX Front Brake Calipers


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