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#11 of 65 1993 Honda Civic brake problem.
Jun 15, 2007 (8:27 am)
I have a 1993 honda civic. The brakes are spongy and pedal travels all the way down before brake holds but only this happens when outside temperature reaches high 80's or so. In the early morning or during the winter the brake holds perfectly. I have bled the system thinking there may be trapped air. Checked the vacuum check valve for suction and is ok. What could it be? Faulty brake power booster?
#12 of 65 booster
Jun 15, 2007 (9:24 am)
sounds like the master cylinder experiencing bypass (inernal leakage). A rebuilt master cylinder would be the solution if that is the cause.
#13 of 65 Re: booster [kenlw]
Jun 17, 2007 (2:36 pm)
It's another hot day in Southern California hovering at 100 F but fortunately I have replaced my master cylinder early this morning, thanks for your advice, and my brakes are working just fine. I thank you again!
#14 of 65 Brake Rust Cleaning?
Aug 28, 2008 (5:51 am)
I just had the 30k mile service done on my 05 LX at the dealer. The service dept. called and said I had some rust on my rear brakes that needed to be removed, to the tune of $120. What's up with this? Is this a scam?
#15 of 65 Re: Brake Rust Cleaning? [jean18uni]
Sep 04, 2008 (4:18 pm)
The shoes should clean the rust off the inside of the drum as the brakes work.
#16 of 65 Re: Brake Rust Cleaning? [cz75]
Sep 05, 2008 (3:02 am)
Yeah, that's what I thought too. Guess that dealership lost a customer...
#17 of 65 Re: Brake Rust Cleaning? [jean18uni]
Sep 05, 2008 (8:33 pm)
I never go to the dealer except for warranty work. Most have a bunch of dum-dums working there with one or two who actually know something to keep an eye on the rest. However, anyone who's remotely any good can usually move on to open their own shop or get a better deal at the next dealer down the street, so there may not even be one or two good ones. I try to get recommendations of a good Honda-oriented independent mechanic and haven't been disappointed very often.
#18 of 65 Civic brakes overheating and warping
Nov 03, 2008 (5:33 pm)
I have a 1994 Civic with disc brakes on all four wheels. All calipers work. When I replace the front rotors and pads, they overheat and warp the rotors and wear the pads out quickly. It seems that much of the braking is being done by the fronts with little help from the rears. Is there a way to adjust this? Or is there another problem I'm not aware of? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
#19 of 65 Re: Civic brakes overheating and warping [msmith8]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 03, 2008 (5:55 pm)
do you recall the brand name of the parts you used and what you paid for them?
#20 of 65 Re: Civic brakes overheating and warping [msmith8]
Nov 03, 2008 (6:49 pm)
If you buy Honda rotors, this does not surprise me at all. Get a cheap set of aftermarket performance rotors. These would be twice the quality Honda makes. They will resist overheating in return extending the life of your pads. Speaking from experience. Good luck...