Rear brake issue


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Sandys
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Rear brake issue

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I have a strange issue and it has me stumped. Replaced my rear tire but now when I put the wheel back on and tighten the 2 caliper bolts I lose my rear brakes. Loosen the bolts and I have brakes again. Brakes were fine before I removed the wheel. When I tighten the bolts and push the pedal the whole caliper moves/flexes. Axle, bracket, spacer and washer are all in the correct order. Pads only look half worn but have a new set on order just in case. Anyone see this issue before?


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Re: Rear brake issue

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Sounds like you have something wrong with the pin bolts and sleeve. The caliper needs to float, it won't do that if the bolts are wrong.
If it worked before, you obviously did not get it back together like it was before. Check the diagram and make sure.
https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda ... ke-caliper
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Re: Rear brake issue

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I cleaned and lightly greased the sliders but I'm still having the same issue. As soon as I tighten the caliper bolts I lose the brakes. I have new pads on order just to try them. Several people looked at it and they're as lost as I am.
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Re: Rear brake issue

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I forgot to mention I double checked the diagram and everything is correct.
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Re: Rear brake issue

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If it was correct, you would have brakes. :roll:
Take the pads out and with the caliper bolted tight, make sure you can slide it back and forth along the pins with your hands.
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Re: Rear brake issue

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Figured out what was happening. The sleeve on the rear caliper is ceazed because the back rubber has a tear and the water got in. I didn't realize the sleeve was supposed to move. Sleeve and rubber caps have been ordered. Thanks for pushing me in the right direction.


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