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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Last week i got a rear flat so I pulled the rear wheel and brought it to get replaced. When I pulled it I took the rear brake off of the mount and kind of took it apart (two bolts and the pads). Now I put the wheel back on and the brake back together and took it out for a short spin to check everything and went to hit the rear brake and it just went all the way down and no braking. Any suggestions?

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Pump it a few times while stopped, until you feel resistance in the pedal.

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Tried that, it didn't seem to work. I'll try it again.
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Make sure the brake connections are tight and bleed the brakes. It's possible that the assy rotated just enough to loosen the connection and intro air. They will suck in air without a leak.

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Make sure the brake connections are tight and bleed the brakes. It's possible that the assy rotated just enough to loosen the connection and intro air. They will suck in air without a leak.
Thanks, I'll check that tomorrow. Where can I find instructions on bleeding the brakes? I've never done it myself. What do I need to get?

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Just bled the rear brake and still nothing.
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Okay. My buddy came over tonight to take another look at it with me. Even tho there is no pressure in the brake pedal the pistons are moving when it's depressed. It seems like the pistons are coming out too far and the pads are too loose to really grab. When I press the brake pedal the rotor flexes from the pistons coming out but doesnt really grab. With the pistons coming out so far it seems like there is no back pressure bc they come out too far, thus causing the pedal to go all the way down. I think there might be a shim or something missing on the piston side pad. We even bled it again the old way with the pedal to make sure and there wer no air bubbles.
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The brakes are floating rotors so they move. Be sure you installed everything correctly and the pins are in correct.
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Okay. My buddy came over tonight to take another look at it with me. Even tho there is no pressure in the brake pedal the pistons are moving when it's depressed. It seems like the pistons are coming out too far and the pads are too loose to really grab. When I press the brake pedal the rotor flexes from the pistons coming out but doesnt really grab. With the pistons coming out so far it seems like there is no back pressure bc they come out too far, thus causing the pedal to go all the way down. I think there might be a shim or something missing on the piston side pad. We even bled it again the old way with the pedal to make sure and there wer no air bubbles.
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I posted in the other forum also...the non brembo I believe have a shim or spacer sandwiched between the pad and pistons or caliper. Did you use them on the new pads?

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I posted in the other forum also...the non brembo I believe have a shim or spacer sandwiched between the pad and pistons or caliper. Did you use them on the new pads?
I didn't put new pads in.
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