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Re: brake noises - rotors at service limit?
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2017, 06:02:14 PM »
For the record, rear pads were down to the feelers.

Likely original, too, as the caliper bolts were untouched.

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Definitely want to do the rotor, pad, braided lines, speed bleeders upgrade all around, but needed to fund more critical issues. Besides, rear brakes last forever, relatively speaking.

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Re: brake noises - rotors at service limit?
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2017, 03:27:43 AM »
I had the same set of issues with my 95 and the Gen 1's the 14th St Crew was working with the last couple of years. The inner rear pad is invisible on a Gen 2 until you take the caliper off. That'll be the culprit and will have eroded to the point of trashing the rotor. Replace rotors and pads; I don't even know if there's a spec for minimum thickness on those, and if there's deep scratches (likely), they're toast anyway.

I also will never again attempt to rebuild calipers, drum brake cylinders or even carburetors. Life's too short.

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