Hot wheel, brakes or bearing ? (CR-V 2003)

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by lelec, May 13, 2009.

  1. lelec

    lelec Guest


    Car - Honda CR-V 2.0, 2003 y, 155 000 km.

    Since i changed brake blocks, right rear wheel becomes quite hot after
    few kilometers trips.

    Before brake blocks change there was some occurrences, when this wheel
    was hot, but rather rarely (when i forgot about hand-brake :) ).

    There is not loud noise, when car going slow, but i dont konw, if it
    is brake disc or bearing ?
    How to check, if it is poor bearing or wrong brake blocks? Is there
    other posibility?

    lelec, May 13, 2009
  2. Sounds like a seized brake caliper.
    Eternal Searcher, May 14, 2009
  3. lelec

    Iowna Uass Guest

    You roasted a bearing.
    I had the same issue with my 2005 CRV.
    The caliper siezed last winter (2007/8) and I didn't notice until my spring
    check (my bad)
    I replaced the shoes and adopted an annual "brake lube" as part of my spring
    inspection, however I noticed a rumbling coming from the rear of the
    vehicle. I suspected a bearing issue.
    Since my CRV was still under warranty, I took it in and they confirmed my
    The wheel bearing on the siezed side was bad and they replaced it under
    Iowna Uass, May 14, 2009
  4. lelec

    Tegger Guest

    Did you turn the piston back in before putting the new pads on?
    Tegger, May 15, 2009
  5. lelec

    lelec Guest

    Yes, i do,

    Today i was at my friend, who has huge jack.
    We take off both rear wheels, and check brakes: pads adheres to brake
    disc. Bearings are ok, in my opinion.
    What is the reason of this?

    Should i replace brake caliper? or brake fluid? or brake pipes?

    lelec, May 15, 2009
  6. lelec

    Tegger Guest

    Basically, your pads are dragging on the disc. It has nothing to do with
    the bearings. It MAY have to do with a caliper hydraulic piston that is
    seizing in its bore.

    Honda's rear disc brakes can suffer from a number of issues that can cause
    the assembly to overheat. I've seen everything from seized slide pins to
    seized pads to seized pistons to seized parking brake mechanisms.

    Replacing the fluid is never a bad idea (but may not help this situation),
    but replacing the brake lines would be useless. You MAY need to replace the
    calipers, but that depends on exactly what's wrong.

    It would be better to let a professional look at your brakes. Or you can
    read this:
    Tegger, May 15, 2009
  7. lelec

    jim beam Guest

    it's also possible that there's a seized parking brake cable.

    concur that it's unlikely a bearing and is more likely the caliper.
    jim beam, May 15, 2009
  8. lelec

    Tegger Guest

    That too.
    Tegger, May 15, 2009
  9. lelec

    lelec Guest

    I (really not I, but next mechanic!) found the reason!
    New blocks was probably compatible with CR-V 2000, not 2003!
    They have three protruding pointson it, that should be outside capiler
    but one of them was in wrong place, and blocks were skrewed.
    Mechanic gringed those points on gringer, and blocks fits perfect.
    Now they adhere ideally.

    They mixed up blocks in shop, an they probably sell wrong pair to me.

    Thx for help.

    lelec, May 15, 2009
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