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quickie.

Front Right Brake Pads aren't wearing in. Front Lefts are wearing in good.

Rears have no issues.

I just installed Aftermarket Drill/Slot Rotors and Ceramic Pads all around. Getting lots of brake dust for 1st 50 miles. Kinda jerky when I slam on them not so smooth.

I think I have caliper issues as to why the pads aren't contacting the new rotors. Rotors on front right still look brand new.

Do you think a brake flush will fix this ? I don't think fluid is getting to the caliper.:vtec:
 

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BRAKE QUESTION! New member

quickie.

Front Right Brake Pads aren't wearing in. Front Lefts are wearing in good.

Rears have no issues.

I just installed Aftermarket Drill/Slot Rotors and Ceramic Pads all around. Getting lots of brake dust for 1st 50 miles. Kinda jerky when I slam on them not so smooth.

I think I have caliper issues as to why the pads aren't contacting the new rotors. Rotors on front right still look brand new.

Do you think a brake flush will fix this ? I don't think fluid is getting to the caliper.:wheee:
 

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try to bleed the brakes before you decide to flush them, there could be air in the system

how does the brake pedal feel?


also have a friend press the brakes while you examine the front caliper to see if it does touch or what is wrong
 

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try to bleed the brakes before you decide to flush them, there could be air in the system

how does the brake pedal feel?


also have a friend press the brakes while you examine the front caliper to see if it does touch or what is wrong
brake pedal feels alittle weak some ways in.

It's at 39K miles so flush is needed. Honda Dealer does it for $54.

They're gonna take it apart and see if something is going on with the calipers and hoses.

I feel kinda stupid spending money on a Basic EX Civic.

I'm saving for when I have an FD2 Type R.
 

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I don't really see a reason it wouldn't get to the caliper unless it's leaking somewhere in the hose going to that particular caliper (you would be low on fluid), you pinched the hose while swapping parts, or there's air in the line. First two are pretty unlikely. Check for air going to that caliper by bleeding it. Of course, it may be a good idea, if you haven't already, to change brake fluid and bleed all calipers. Cheap and easy maintenance.
 

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I don't really see a reason it wouldn't get to the caliper unless it's leaking somewhere in the hose going to that particular caliper (you would be low on fluid), you pinched the hose while swapping parts, or there's air in the line. First two are pretty unlikely. Check for air going to that caliper by bleeding it. Of course, it may be a good idea, if you haven't already, to change brake fluid and bleed all calipers. Cheap and easy maintenance.
Thanks for the advice. Never thought about the hose being pinched. Might explain why no fluid is getting the to the caliper. Brake fluid isn't low cause the other 3 are doing just fine.

I'll mention these to the dealer tomorrow. And I need to do a flush anyway.
I rather pay the dealer $55 cause I don't know enough yet about cars or have the equipment.
 

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If you're not comfortable doing it, then yes, the dealer, or any reputable mechanic can fix you up. If you're trying to get the dealer to repair your front caliper issue, I hear they may turn you away if the problem could be caused by aftermarket parts. May be better off going to a brake specialist.

Also, check for twists in the line. You never know if you twisted something 360 degrees when changing them. I assume you didn't put the rotors and pads on yourself, so you should bring it right back to whoever did and tell them what's going on.
 

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I merged both threads you made on the same topic.

Please post only one thread per topic.

Thanks. :wavey:
 

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Did you pull the wheel and check that the caliper is sliding properly on the pins? Did you lube them? You only look at the outside face of the rotor through the wheel, so it could be only the inside pad is grabbing.
 

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I know this thread is a little old, but I've been bleeding my brake system all day (and scratching my head)... I followed the bleeding sequence per Honda. I finally figured out, what worked for me and thought I would share it. I tilted the caliper up so that the air bubbles would travel up to the bleeder screw and voila, I made sure all the air was out and the hose had pure fluid. Then I closed the bleeder screw. I hope this saves time for someone else in the future.

 

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^ sub'd to examine that when my gf isnt standing here asking me to get to bed :banghead:
 

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I know this thread is a little old, but I've been bleeding my brake system all day (and scratching my head)... I followed the bleeding sequence per Honda. I finally figured out, what worked for me and thought I would share it. I tilted the caliper up so that the air bubbles would travel up to the bleeder screw and voila, I made sure all the air was out and the hose had pure fluid. Then I closed the bleeder screw. I hope this saves time for someone else in the future.
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Hit the caliper with a rubber mallet as you bleed to get bubbles out.
 
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