Last post on Feb 09, 2011 at 12:26 AM
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#18 of 20 Bad Calipers?
May 10, 2010 (3:22 pm)
I've had my 96 Civic for 12 years now and love it. It has 246,000 miles on it. Ever since I've had the car, there is a bad vibration when breaking. It happens most of the time when I brake but not all of the time. I've had the rotors machined and the vibration will stop for a few months but it just comes back (a few months seems too quick to need a new rotor service). When I was getting my pads replaced a few months ago, I noticed that one pad was worn significantly more than the other (same wheel). I'm wondering if there has ever been calipers that have squeezed (for lack of a better term) unevenly and that's what might be causing my rotors to go out so often?
#19 of 20 Re: Bad Calipers? [im911]
May 12, 2010 (9:46 pm)
The slider pins need lubing, maybe replacement. Consequently, the pads stick and rub, getting the rotors hot and melting pad material on them in uneven patches that cause vibration. Brakes need service, even if the pads are good, after a few years. New quality rotors for your generation Civic should be dirt cheap, $25 each, if you're not going to a stealership.
#20 of 20 civic scraping noise
Feb 09, 2011 (12:26 am)
i just bought a '94 Civic CX hatch, and when i brake theres a scraping sound from the drivers side front tire. would i need new pads/rotors or is it something more serious