Taking a break from my BRAKES.


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rlsapp
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Taking a break from my BRAKES.

Postby rlsapp » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:35 pm



I need help with a slight braking problem. I have good pads on the bike with no shaking/vibration when stopping, but there is a sound of metal on metal when braking on the rear brakes. The bike is a 1997 model, with less than 27,000 mls., I now have 30,000 with the sound coming from the brakes. Could they be crystalized, and the noise wear off, or should I replace some parts.



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Re: Taking a break from my BRAKES.

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:06 pm

Metal on metal is not a good sound for brakes. Have you pulled the caliper off to have a look at the condition of the pads and rotor?

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Re: Taking a break from my BRAKES.

Postby mikeyrx » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:02 am

make sure the pin that the caliper slides laterally on is free. I replaced my brake pads recently, and had to clean the pin and replace the rubber boots. The pin was frozen solid and thus the caliper was always to one side and rubbed one pad way more than the other one. I think you may have something similar going on.
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Re: Taking a break from my BRAKES.

Postby rlsapp » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:31 am

pads and rotors are in good shape, but I will look at the pin to see if it will side. If not what is a good way to release the pin?

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Re: Taking a break from my BRAKES.

Postby mikeyrx » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:06 pm

I had to use a small hammer and a drift. The rubber seals on each end had torn, and the pin was corroded enough to keep it from sliding on the bracket. I just cleaned it using the wire wheel on my grinder ( a wire brush would have been sufficient) and greased it well with some brake grease I got at the auto store, and replaced it in the caliper. I did put new rubber seals on it for sure. Should be good for another 11 years.
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Re: Taking a break from my BRAKES.

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:18 am

I did the exact same when I rebuilt my calipers. Had to pound the pins out, then took a wire wheel (and then some very fine grit sandpaper) to the pins. Put grease on, and new rubber boots.




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