I received all my replacement parts for hoses. pads, rotors and wondering should I also replace the rotors to complete the job? I ask because the car sat for 17 years, brakes work decent, but rotors show pitting and the system needs a flush as pedal is a tad mushy.
I am unfamiliar with the Fiero's caliper design, it's robustness or lack there of.
Usually, Fieros that sit for that long usually have issues with sticking calipers. The pistons are made of a phenolic material, and can swell and bind. This may not be true of 88 calipers. I think they have metal pistons.
If the rotors are not pitted badly, the pitting may wear off. If the pitting is bad enough to feel after a few stops (or a few dozen stops) they should be replaced.
I have already received my new rotors, I figured there's no point in running suspect components. I do notice under hard braking the steering wants to veer right. I'll order the seal kit, inspect/test , clean and paint
ACDelco's site shows a number of seals/caliper rebuilding components need just for the front of my 84'. What exactly do I need? Just the rubbers seals? ($10.90 Amazon ea.) I guess the others are for a full rebuild, which at that point it would behoove me to buy REMAN's.
I'm talking about paying a core charge and having to wait on money if your order from Rock rtc Not so with local, Amazon, Ebay etc. I prefer ACDelco, not available locally. Have had bad luck with AutoZone and Advanced rotors.
One of the hose's was on backorder from Amazon, so I ordered from Ebay. The Ebay order shows up, MADE IN THE USA, the three Amazon's Made In China/Sunsong in ACDelco packaging. I'm sending those back, I'd at least expect Made In Mexico as I know ACDelco parts are USA/South America unless that's changed. But these have zinc colored fittings, the USA brass.
The front calipers are very basic. If you like to spend some time they can be kitted ea sily. The rear calipers are a different story. The rebuilds are dicy. Check archives here. Hold your breath on the rears. Auto zone has been a bad choice here. Overheated core with soft aluminum. Adjuster would not work for many miles. Did not leak. Some forum member report buying several to get a good one. LIfetime warranty has to be a joke. This means they will keep replacing the rears until you give up returing them.
The search for the last hose 18J399 is getting frustrating. No one can verify country of origin, I do not want a Chinese hose. ACDelco can't even verify as they use multiple facilities worldwide, so I guess I am relegated to searching Ebay/web until I can find a NOS. Anyone have leads on NOS GM/ACDelco?
I bought remanned calipers that had steel pistons in them. When they first came in one had the phenolic piston and I made them return it and send one with steel. The phenolic pistons are a seizure just waiting to happen. Ray
Almost all parts are made in China ,,every rotor is made by the chinese generals american have demanded Chinese parts,,fought hard,long for chinese parts, many parts are repackage as USA made many brake pads are made in USA EBC rotors are made in england ,Chinese quality has improved the past 5 years & some equal EBC ,,wagner brake parts have better quality control Centric & raybestoes advance tech O.K. Bremo has had many rotor failures,manufacture in different countries now fremax made in Brazil many,many more USA companies being forced to Chinese manufacture by high tax & very high operating cost,American prefer cheap low quality, Hate,detest USA products & Cars amazing to me auto part profits built the new submarine Nuclear fleet general Fan Changlong very happy,senior admiral Xu Qaliang has new caucasian Harem Nuclear middle kingdom Submarines now schedual to patrol USA coast unfortunately this has to do with auto parts Heads rolled because of bad brake rotors
When I rebuilt my 86 SE for the Ferrari kit, the very next day after I bought it, I put all new calipers and rotors on it. I never had any problem or had to replace them again for 9 years (100K). I think its best to know where your starting. I wouldnt trust brakes that had been sitting any number of years myself.