Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by Baysearcher, Jun 30, 2019.
How easy should it be to spin the front wheels by hand with it jacked up?
Mine are grindy....
Shouldn’t really grind. Muck on the pads? If they rumble, may be bearings.
I assume this shows nothing?
No rumbling but a clicking if I’m going round a roundabout. They seem to be really rubbing the discs?
Anything I need to do before taking the calliper off? I assume it’s just to 2 big bolts on the back?
Pads don't look worn enough to grind, take 'em apart and clean 'em up. As Snotts says maybe some grit stuck in there.
Looks a bit scored with road muck. I’d whip the pads out and clean them as a first step. Even when they’re fine, they may bind a bit until the rotating disc knocks them back a bit.
Is it just to 2 big bolts?
Do I even need to remove the calliper or should the pads come out?
No, take the pins out, prise the pads back and they should come out.
Loads of depth on them.
What can I use to clean them up?
Ah. I assume this isn’t great....
The seals are shredded?
I’m available via this forum if you have any difficulties getting the other brakes off
Think those piston boots have seen better days...
@Crispy seems to have the same front brake issues as you. See his caliper seals post. Your disks look badly scored and worn down with a rusted lip around the edge. Pads look good depth but surface looks bad and the caliper seal has issues.
Sorry for repeating myself, but there comes a time with those all important brakes to renew them. If it were me, I would replace disks, calipers, pads and flexi hoses. All parts are readily available and if you don't want to fit them, you can source the parts and any decent garage can do the work, nothing complicated about them.
Shopping trip to Bigg Red on the cards there..
Seal kit, wire brush (face mask) clean it all up.
I suspect the ker-nackered dust seals are preventing the pistons retracting after use.
Bleed the brakes.
Actually, that's more like it.
The discs are fine. The lip is minimal and the scoring is pretty much non-existant.
Think I’ll try and free off the pistons and bung it back together for next weekend; then get rebuild kits for the week after...
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