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rear brake pads by jim94
Started on: 04-15-2014 10:22 PM
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Last post by: Phil on 04-16-2014 02:23 PM
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Why would my driver's side pad be half the thickness of the passenger side. Is it time to clean something or is something going bad.?
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MIght the emergency cable be pulling harder on that side adjusting the pads closer ? or the other side brakes are not functioning....need bleeding


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check the sliders, one side may be binding, if not that then it is probaly the caliper.


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put rear of car in the air
spin tires
try to determine why one wheel is dragging
the most common problem is a bad hose line
the new Rubber hose is as good as the braided metalic
if pads are replaced use thermo quiet pads
the reason for bad Fiero brakes is cheapest lowest level brake pads
always use proven top quality brake pads on a Fiero
but thermo quiets are the best all around pads
wagner thermo quiet pads on the front make a big difference
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Report this Post04-16-2014 01:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for nightscarClick Here to Email nightscarSend a Private Message to nightscarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by uhlanstan:

put rear of car in the air
spin tires
try to determine why one wheel is dragging
the most common problem is a bad hose line
the new Rubber hose is as good as the braided metalic
if pads are replaced use thermo quiet pads
the reason for bad Fiero brakes is cheapest lowest level brake pads
always use proven top quality brake pads on a Fiero
but thermo quiets are the best all around pads
wagner thermo quiet pads on the front make a big difference


I'll be doing my brakes soon as well on my '85
http://www.fierostore.com/P...px?s=79264&d=374&p=1

are these not as good as the thermo quiet pads?
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Report this Post04-16-2014 02:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jim94Click Here to Email jim94Send a Private Message to jim94Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
When I purchased the car it still had the original brakes on it. I had ss braided flex lines, rotors and new pads put on . The car at 45 MPH stops straight as a arrow. I have taken my front calipers off to paint and clean the moving parts but never the rear. Looks like I have a dirty pin hanging up the caliper. When I clean my car I remove my tires, clean wheel well and inspect everything. The brake pad is something new. The car loves to make me not be board. Going for shots in my knee tomorrow and will not even be able to drive it for a couple of days. 10 lbs in a 5 lb bag, that is what my knee is going to feel like. Life is still good.
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Report this Post04-16-2014 02:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PhilClick Here to Email PhilSend a Private Message to PhilEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If it's an 88 - the slider pins are stuck
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