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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-26-2006, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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brake help?

got a bit of a problem with my rear brake on the 500 now. actually a couple problems I should say. first off, it seems like my brake doesnt work, or that its pulling the brake rotor toward the caliper, which doesnt seem to be right to me. second, the rotor is becoming discolored, I believe having something to do with the first issue. anyone g ot some help they can provide?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-26-2006, 10:25 PM
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You need to take it apart... sounds like the slide isn't working!




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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-26-2006, 11:42 PM
 
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You need to take it apart... sounds like the slide isn't working!
I agree. Take the pin(s) out and see if there is any roughness or grooves. If they are not perfectly smooth, order new ones and go to Pep Boys or Auto Zone and get the little packet of brake grease for $0.99 that are on the counter and put some on the new pins where the pads slide.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 02:19 AM
 
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Also check that rotor to make sure its true cuz if it turned blue it got pretty dam hot.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 07:23 AM
 
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Also check that rotor to make sure its true cuz if it turned blue it got pretty dam hot.
I was thinking the discoloring was from overheating.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 08:09 AM
 
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Yep...what these guys say... ...Time for a caliper rebuild and fluid flush...may as well put new pads on too...

You're down in Pasco County...that's a little too far or I'd come down and help you...

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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I got it figured out now, the pad on the piston side of the caliper wasnt in right, which was what was screwing with the whole thing. works great now that I fixed that. now on to the clutch cable issue. lol made for a quite interesting ride home.
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