Civic rear brakes

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Bob Dodds, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Bob Dodds

    Bob Dodds Guest

    2002 Civic 1.6 SE sport, 126K mileage
    Failed its MOT on rear brake discs worn and imbalance on parking
    Fitted new discs and pads
    Cleaned and checked for free movement of piston and caliper
    Adjusted hand brake and checked operation, all seems OK.
    Still failed on rear brake imbalance, pedal is not soft so don't
    suspect air in hydraulics.
    Anyone any suggestions where to look next?

    Bob Dodds, Jun 29, 2010
  2. Bob Dodds

    Tegger Guest

    How did you check for free movement?

    Has anybody peeled the dust boot back to check for a line of rust on the
    Tegger, Jun 29, 2010
  3. Bob Dodds

    Bob Dodds Guest

    We didn't peel the rubber back but gently pressed the brake pedal
    (engine off) and watched the piston move out smoothly then turned it
    back in, which I will admit was a bit stiff but went back in fully.
    The caliper bolt pistons (or whatever they are called) were both free
    with no sticking. However my son was desperate to get car done and
    paid the mot centre £70 to sort it, so he now has his mot. I'll try to
    find out more when I get to see the report.


    Bob Dodds, Jun 29, 2010
  4. Bob Dodds

    Tegger Guest

    Then it's sticky. You've got rust on the piston. Time for a rebuild, or
    replacement with remanufactured calipers.

    They're sticky, trust me.

    Maybe they just put some silcone grease on the pistons and worked them in-
    and-out a bit. That can temporarily reduce the stickiness.
    Tegger, Jun 30, 2010
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