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hi, i just bought a 90 accord LX as is ($345), but the breaks are awful.
i bought fresh pads and calipers, installed them but the breaks are still not operable. i took the tires off and it turns out the pads
aren’t even hitting the rotor when the break pedal is pressed.
my father suspected something with the pistons, but we exchanged the old parts for new ones so that wouldn’t make sense.
whats wrong? we tried bleeding them in the order the hayes repair manual stated, but nothing.
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BRAKES, not "breaks". Unless you break your brakes, of course...
And your brakes are broken, evidently.
Is your pedal spongy or firm? Does it stop going down well up from the floor?
In this case you need to have a competent mechanic look at your brakes. If you've replaced the calipers and the pistons are still not forcing the pads against the rotor, then you've either got air still trapped in there, slide pins seized, pads seized on their mounts, or defective calipers.
Exactly how did you bleed the new calipers? The best way is to bleed them OFF the mount bracket, with a piece of wood stuffed in to prevent the piston from being ejected. You turn the caliper, tapping with a nylon mallet, while bleeding.
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BRAKES
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Paul wrote:

that's what i don't understand. he has a computer. he's logging into a newsgroup where BRAKES are discussed all the time. is it really /so/ hard to do a 10 second lookup? i simply won't respond any more.
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My favorite misspelling is one made by a woman in a group my wife frequents.
This woman was one of your "Wicca" types. She was Googling for information on how to make an altar at which to worship her golden calf or whatever it was.
She posted a message to the group complaining bitterly about how little information was available about altars, and about how there must be some kind of conspiracy against Wiccans.
Know what was wrong? In all her searches and posts to the group, she was repeatedly spelling it "alter".
Eventually somebody pointed out her spelling mistake, after which nothing was heard from her. Either she was too embarrassed to come back or she found what she needed.
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Tegger wrote:

Watch for strange body parts that may begin to end up on your doorstep...
<G>
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It's "I", not "i"
Damn it, I'm not responding anymore either!
Oops, just did!
Bad spellers of the world, Untie!
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What does a dyslexic agnostic insomniac do at night?
He lies awake all night, wondering if there really is a dog.
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G-Man wrote:

that's not spelling dude, that's lower case.

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Everywon makes misteaks. All are acceptable to me, except for ending a sentence with a preposition.
That is something up with which I will not put : )
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On Wed, 28 Mar 2007 21:15:23 -0700, "Robert A. Cunningham"

A preposition is a great thing to end a sentence with.
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wrote:

Let's keep this ON TOPIC here!
If your "breaks" fail, have you suffered a brakedown?
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The capitalization may be incorrect but at the very least he spelled it correctly (Hehehe).
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Eye don't care! This bad gramar and speeling has got to stoop!
BTW, I wonder if the guy with the bad "breaks" got anything out of all this :-)
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It is difficult not to spell "it" correctly.
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<more nonsense snipped>

My fingers do ti all the time! I also think "teh" should be an approved alternate spelling for "the."
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Michael Pardee wrote:
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My fingers do ti all the time! I also think "teh" should be an approved alternate spelling for "the."
At work I frequently e-mail a gentleman by the name "Teh". Before I turned off the annoying auto-correct, there were several e-mails going to "The" instead.
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Randolph wrote:

What teh Hell kind of name is "The"??
;0)
a
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oh geeze i mispelled a common homophone. lighten up.
btw fixed the brakes. it was the master cyllinder
"justin90accord" wrote: > hi, i just bought a 90 accord LX as is ($345), but the breaks > are awful. > > i bought fresh pads and calipers, installed them but the > breaks are still not operable. i took the tires off and it > turns out the pads aren't even hitting the rotor when the > break pedal is pressed. > > my father suspected something with the pistons, but we > exchanged the old parts for new ones so that wouldn't make > sense. > > whats wrong? we tried bleeding them in the order the hayes > repair manual stated, but nothing.
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justin90accord wrote:

Well, you sorta also misspelled "mispelled..."
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