I pulled my emergency break all the way up, when I put it back down it seemed fine but when I for example go over a speedbump the lever lifts up and catches, never had problems before, any suggestions on what to do
Re: stripped threads. Yes. Remove the disc. Drive out the old stud (put the disk on wood like plywood while doing this). Then insert the new stud. You can drive it in (use 2 x 4"s on their sides to support the disc.So I ordered the part, patched it up temporarily. However, almost new disc warped :-/
On top of that one of the 5 threads holding the wheel is partially striped (IMO it had been like that, was very hard to remove the nut)
Is that something for a DIY fix?
Harbor Freight - Not good. Disposable quality tools.Thanks for your advice.
I am in Texas, I got the Civic about 1hr from Chicago. The car has some rust but not on the rear calipers (brakes) as they are new. I believe they just winged it at Firestone and did not use torque wrench. Should be around 20. That is why I can't break it loose.
I didn't know they loan tools for free. I will try that before I buy anything new.
We also have a Harbor Freight neaby, are they any good?
I am new to Honda and new to this. In the past I would do things on cars that don't require lifting, I have done a lot of bike maintenance and also lawn mowers
Thanks and have a nice weekend!
If I have a stuck screw, I get out my impact screwdriver. You set the head in the screw, and hit it with a hammer. It moves a little on every strike. Gets them every time. Much better than heat.Do you mean the two screws holding the rotor to the knuckle? They should be Philips heads if you mean those, If they're stuck I recommend heat, especially since those set screws are so small if you add to much torque and they are rusted tight you might snap them. Use a torch and heat up mainly the screws and if you still have something to grab on for the Philips screws use a quarter inch ratchet to quarter inch six point and put in a bit that you know fits well in the head of the screw. If you mean the two bolts that hold the calipers up to the knuckle then also heat. Heat is your friend for stuck bolts, helps free up the rust a lil bit and makes it easy to remove, just avoid it around rubber parts obviously.
There are many types of SeaFoam. You are looking for the rust buster type.Hi ArcadeTechGW
Thanks for your support.
I have managed to buy some tools in Goodwill and have successfully changed the oil on the Ody. Had to run to Walmart for oil filter wrench tho. I guess shops just use tools all the time and don't care much about torque.
I will leave the Civic for now, maybe will take a picture and ask for your opinion.
What I would like to share is my experience putting SeaFoam to regular gas. I did not see any difference. Then I tried 93 fuel and that works better with both cars. At least that is what I think Maybe I am just imagining it.
All the best!