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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Finished New Brakes, Still Hear Contact

I finally finished (after waiting 10 days on parts that i paid for 3 day shipping for, ugh) painting and changing the rotors, pads, ss guides and guide pins. After following PowerStop's break in procedure, I can still hear the pads in contact with the rotor without brakes being applied. There is no more wheel shudder or vibration upon braking, which is nice, but I don't want the pads to glaze like the old ones. Suggestions?

Edit: The pads aren't dragging enough to make one side noticeably hotter than the other, nor does the wheel pull, but I can hear it on the driver-side.
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Did you clean your guide pins and relubricate?

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Did the piston push back nice and easy?

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coby_7, the guide pins are new carlson brand, lubricated generously with syl-glide lube. I had to reuse the bushings from the old lower pins because the raybestos pg ones are way too thick. There was almost no movement with them inside the bracket. I also reused the guide pin boots, also bc the raybestos ones do not have enough clearance on the inside.

money_man, both piston boots were kind of deformed, but i after cleaning with a nylon brush and some finessing with a lubed up qtip they popped back in no problem. And the pistons compress with very little effort (although there was some grease from unknown source around the boots when i cleaned them up with the brush).

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Watch out with the way that boot is positioned. It may tear and leak fluid.

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That was pre-finessing. While retracting the piston with a C clamp, i worked the boot back in with a qtip and lube. Worked like a charm. I think there is buildup around the edge of the piston that is preventing it from going back on its own..
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