I changed the CV joints, half shafts and tie rod ends of my 83 Honda
Now I am hearing a grinding noise while moving and turning the
steering wheel slightly. And I am experiencing a loss of brake
pressure. I can pump the brakes and stop however in a short distance
(1-2 blocks) there will be no pressure at all. The power assistor is
functioning properly, the brakes are free of leaks and have been bled
The rotors now have noticeable wear lines which were not present
before the CV joints were changed. While spinning the rotor I noticed
that they can actually rock back and forth within the brake caliper.
I have not yet had a wheel alignment done because I have no brakes.
It seems that when the brakes are pumped they make full contact with
rotor however after some steering the brake calipers are forced open
(due to the play in the position of the rotor) and will no longer make
full contact with the rotors on the next use. What causes the play in
the rotor?? The axile nut and all surrounding parts are tight.
thanks in advance,
Doug - 83 Accord with just under 200,000 miles