The $200 Civic project
EconoBox wrote:If your caliper isn't sticking I would go for your rotors being uneven from the previous brake pad issue. I'd have them turned or replaced.
Question, When was the last time you bled the brakes ? You might have a air in the line that is making the brake rotor apply small pressure to the pad area and the pad and piston are burning up to the point where they melt or seize.
Time to do a flush on the system.
Quick test. Place you car a flat road with the no e-brake on. If you can roll the car smoothly and not having to push really hard to get the car moving . That is your answer.
Second way. Drive the car normally, come home and jack that side of the car up and spin the wheel. There should be no bind. If you are having to apply hard pressure to spin the wheel . Some binding.
rusty_eg3 wrote:The brakes were bled last year when I've upgraded from 242 to 262 mm rotors and I will probably bleed them again next month because I'm planning to replace the rear drum pistons (they work fine but they look nasty and I don't want brake failure). The car rolls smoothly, maybe just A BIT hard, but I can't tell. Right now, I've switched the pads from left to right, greased again the slider pins, this time with more care. Everything seems to be in order for now. If the problem persists I will rebuild the calipers and change the rotors sooner than I expected. Thanks!
Hey, I have the same problem with me eh3 92, can you tell me what do you mean by rebuild the caliper?
Owner of Honda Civic Si Hatchback 1992 (Canada Version)