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Old 07-27-2004, 06:54 AM
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Need to get em fixed ASAP.
I've had this problem for a long time. My car just doesn't roll along anymore. It just comes to a halt like its being stopped when brakes are applied ( i can feel the slight jud when it stops). The rear wheels seem to be collecting more brake dust than the front and the rear pads are wearing out alot faster than front.
I've had a few shops look at them and they said they just freed off the rear calipers. But the problems persists.
I recently swapped ITR running gear and swapped ITR brakes. The ITR calipers were fine, not seized. The problem still persists.
Where is the E brake cable? What should i check for on this?
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Old 07-27-2004, 07:01 AM
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Have you bled all 4 corners and checked if that helped? Have you checked the condition of your Master Cylinder?
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Old 07-27-2004, 07:21 AM
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The ebrake cable is adjusted under the armrest.
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Old 07-27-2004, 08:49 AM
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i recently had a similar problem. check all the lines, they may be pinched or severed with messes up the caliper
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Old 07-28-2004, 06:45 AM
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All four have been bled. What exactly am i checking on the master cylinder? Is it the black round thing in the engine bay?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Redsun &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">All four have been bled. What exactly am i checking on the master cylinder? Is it the black round thing in the engine bay?</TD></TR></TABLE>

No that is the booster, the MC is attached to it.

Check your E brake cables!
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What am i checking for? Sorry i'm stupid. Do i just loosen it?
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Take out the arm rest and see if there is slack on the two cables attached to the e-brake handle. If there is no slack while it's all the way down, that is your problem.

Loosen the brace, feed a little bit of the extra cable to get slack and then tighten and test the ebrake, the trick is to get slack when down and have it tighten enough when the handle is pulled up.

But, the first step is to just check and see if there is or is not slack in the ebrake cables.
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Thanks, will try it tonight.
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Old 07-30-2004, 07:35 AM
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Are you sure your rear calipers are not locking up? I just had the same problem on my hatch. My gsr rear calipers froze up on me and I could hardly push the car around. I took it for a ride and smelled brake. I took apart the rear caliper piston and all seemed to be fine no rust. But I could not get the e brake assembly apart. I ordered new calipers and put them on and thing rolls around so nice now.

So the moral to my story is even though the calipers may look to be free internally they may be messed up. The quick check I did for my e brake cable was just disconected it on both side and pulled it and made sure it went back and forth smoothly. Hope that helps
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I had the same issue with the race car during a weekend. It's very typical if you perform a rear disc conversion on a EG to have rear lock up or mass amounts of fiction in the passenger side calipier. Many factors go into the lock up. External vs ambeint temps. Most of the time you just need to bleed the calipiers "correctly" and flush out the exisitng brake fluid to get rid of the problem for a year or so.
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How do you 'Correctly' bleed calipers? Cos i tried adjusting the cable and no luck. Still can't push the car around with ease like i used to. I just want to rule every other possibility out before i buy new calipers.
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you bleed the farest one from your brake master cylinder wich should be the passenger rear then driver rear then passenger front then driver front. all gos well ends well. and you will need a extra person to compress the brakes while you do so.
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Could be a wheel bearing as well.
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