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PostSubject: Complete Brake Job   Complete Brake Job I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 27, 2009 12:51 am

Been hearing some strange noise coming from the front wheel and took it to my service people and found that the pad was staying in contact with the disk. After checking they said that it need both Calipers service and new brakes. He also said they just had another silverwing with the same problem. I have 18,000 on it and these guys have been doing the service and have been fair so far. Anyone else heard of silverwings having this problem.

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PostSubject: Re: Complete Brake Job   Complete Brake Job I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 27, 2009 5:34 am

Both of ours are well past this point, mileage wise, and we have not had any issues with brake wear or caliper malfunction. It's wet out there in Seattle, with a touch of salt in the air, could this be a contributing factor?
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PostSubject: Re: Complete Brake Job   Complete Brake Job I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 27, 2009 11:15 pm

Contrary to what some folks think when you release the lever or pedal on a disk brake the pads don't withdraw from the rotor, all that happens is the squeezing pressure is removed but the pads still touch the rotor, unlike the way a drum brake works there are no springs to pull the pistons back.
Brake calipers can be come stuck or 'frozen'. in a properly working caliper when the piston moves out to press a pad against the rotor it also pulls the caliper body away from the wheel which simultaneously pulls the inside pad against the rotor. It requires the caliper to be able to move sideways slightly in its mounts or for the disk to be able to move sideway slightly. Most of Honda's brakes depend on the caliper to move. If the mounting bolts get stuck in the caliper it can't move. This can result in the inner pad being held tightly against the rotor instead of just touching it. This will cause excessive wear of the pad, heating and sometimes locking up of the brake. A quick check for a frozen caliper is to look at the pads, if one is a lot thicker than the other it's time to check the caliper mounting to make sure it's not corroded or stuck. A properly working brake will wear the pad pairs pretty well evenly in thickness.
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