Just did the front disc brakes. New pads, turned to rotors and new
Not when I apply the brakes there is a crunchy/scrunchy sound and I
can sense some vibration from the front wheels. Is this a symptom of
the calipers needing replacement also. Should I have replaced the
front calipers also? I did press back the caliper pistons till they
Any input appreciated.
This is a sign of something wrong!
Since I can't see your brake job, it is all just a guess but some
things that come to mind are wrong pads, rotors defective (too thin),
mateing surfaces dirty on rotors to hubs, caliper mating surfaces
dirty, and the list goes on.
Peter et al
I did force the pistons into the calipers as needed to to assemble the
calipers to the caliper adapter and to allow the new brake pads to be
inserted. There was no loss or leakage of fluid. I also had the rotors
turned and they are .4mm thicker than the minimun of 29mm.
There is no ABS involved since this pickup has only 2 wheel ABS.
No fluid leakage or loss so far.
Thanks for the replies so far
??? Only 2 wheel ABS? Which two wheels? <g> Ok, one hell of a terribly
designed ABS system to put it on the rear only, when in fact you don't
want the front's to lock up. (I can somewhat see the logic, rears
lockup easily on unloaded trucks...)
Personally, I think I'd just pull everhthing apart and reassemble. You
may well see something obvious, with a cry of "What the hell is that
doing in there?" for example. Afterall we're only talking an hour or
so at the worst, right?
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