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post #1 of 25 Old March 23rd, 2009, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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brake pads fell off...lol

so yea my brake pad fell off this morning. from being so worn, i've been so damn busy haven't been able to change them...so i'm waiting on the parts to come in at the auto parts store, and just gonna put all new pads and calipers on it. wow i feel like a tard



but my question is...when swapping them over, will i need to remove the E brake cable or can i just leave it hooked up...sorry i've never done more than change pads when it comes to brakes.



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thats what street racing does, makes your car fall apart for having a gay driver

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why are you replacing the calipers? did it tear them up when the pad came off? how bout your rotors I am sure the rotor got ate up?



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im guessin the piston got stuck open from all the man juice

[QUOTE=93mustank;2577445]We speed tested my right arm for quickness in shifts... So he could design the cam for proper shift recovery.[/QUOTE]
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so yea my brake pad fell off this morning. from being so worn, i've been so damn busy haven't been able to change them...so i'm waiting on the parts to come in at the auto parts store, and just gonna put all new pads and calipers on it. wow i feel like a tard



but my question is...when swapping them over, will i need to remove the E brake cable or can i just leave it hooked up...sorry i've never done more than change pads when it comes to brakes.
your emergency brake line runs to the drums at the back of the car, so no. why are you changing the calipers? you will have to take your regular brake lines off for that


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why are you replacing the calipers? did it tear them up when the pad came off? how bout your rotors I am sure the rotor got ate up?
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your emergency brake line runs to the drums at the back of the car, so no. why are you changing the calipers? you will have to take your regular brake lines off for that
he has disk all the way around

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thats what street racing does, makes your car fall apart for having a gay driver
i don't street race anymore don't have the time for it. and the reason the brakes are bad is because i don't have time to change them, i have alot of stuff going on that i'm having to take care of at the moment.




the piston in the caliper was stuck...and yea i've got a new rotor for it..only one wheel really had the brakes worn that bad to damage the rotor...all the calipers and stuff to while i'm at it. since i was gonna have to replace the pads and god knows how many years these calipers have been on here...

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yeah that sucks but could have saved yourself some major $$$ by changing the pads and cutting the rotors before you wore them all the way out....



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yea wish i would have but just haven't had anytime man, oh well lesson learned i guess.



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i don't street race anymore don't have the time for it. and the reason the brakes are bad is because i don't have time to change them, i have alot of stuff going on that i'm having to take care of at the moment.




the piston in the caliper was stuck...and yea i've got a new rotor for it..only one wheel really had the brakes worn that bad to damage the rotor...all the calipers and stuff to while i'm at it. since i was gonna have to replace the pads and god knows how many years these calipers have been on here...

here is a pic of the pad that came off.




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i don't street race anymore don't have the time for it. and the reason the brakes are bad is because i don't have time to change them, i have alot of stuff going on that i'm having to take care of at the moment.




the piston in the caliper was stuck...and yea i've got a new rotor for it..only one wheel really had the brakes worn that bad to damage the rotor...all the calipers and stuff to while i'm at it. since i was gonna have to replace the pads and god knows how many years these calipers have been on here...

here is a pic of the pad that came off.
why in the world do you think you need to change the caliper? its not like a brake pad that wears out. your gonna be wasting money
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yea wish i would have but just haven't had anytime man, oh well lesson learned i guess.
i think if you have time to get on here then you have some time to change your pads.
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i get on here at work....when we're slow....i rarely ever get on the computer when i'm at home.



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and if the pad fell out and his caliper was grinding on the rotor YEAH there is a good chance he scewed up that calliper.



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and if the pad fell out and his caliper was grinding on the rotor YEAH there is a good chance he scewed up that calliper.
he said the piston was stuck, it had to have been stuck inside the caliper for there to be enough room for the pad to fall out

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he said the piston was stuck, it had to have been stuck inside the caliper for there to be enough room for the pad to fall out
Even that would not allow them to fall out. The pads have ears.



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yes and the piston was so stuck open that it pushed the pad so hard against the rotor that it bent the clips back in half and let them fall out...im on my phone right now and gettin ready for bed i got it all changed i will post a pic tomorrow of bad caliper. u can see where it dug about a 1/4 inch into the rotor



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yea, i had to do this on my ex's moms car..her pad fell off and was making a horrible grinding noise cause it was stuck..and the caliper needed to be replaced because of it

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I've seen some bad brakes.. people wear the lining of the pad out, then the metal backing of the pad, then the PISTON starts rubbing the rotor... a set of new rotors, pads, and calipers later... the brakes are working again.

Then you see people in town who have no brakes, so they are trying to shove the tranny in reverse to slow down.... (loud grinding noise as reverse lights come on) Maybe my logic is false, but I think replacing the brakes is cheaper than replacing the tranny... lol.


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dude dont let this happen again lol
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so yea my brake pad fell off this morning. from being so worn, i've been so damn busy haven't been able to change them...so i'm waiting on the parts to come in at the auto parts store, and just gonna put all new pads and calipers on it. wow i feel like a tard



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