Mechanics

DISC BRAKE REPAIR

1997 Buick Regal

Just changed all 4 corners on 97 buick regal, pads & rotors only, pedal to floor, won't firm up, e brake way out of adjustment. WTH?
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Guy Schoonmaker
January 9, 2011.



Are rears drum? If yes adjust shoes so drag on drum if disc was piston retracting tool used?

Docfixit
Jan 9, 2011.
Thanks for the reply, rear disc, used a c clamp to retract the piston, the e brake is a internal shoe type.

Tiny
Guy Schoonmaker
Jan 9, 2011.
No hydraulic line removed? Has engine been started and brake applied 3-5 times? Was E brake shoes adjuster backed off?

Docfixit
Jan 9, 2011.
Never broke a line, drove car around block after pumping and releasing several times, had to screw in the star on e brake to get disc on.

Tiny
Guy Schoonmaker
Jan 9, 2011.
So where are you at? Does car stop? Pedal low? Did you adjust E brake? Do all calipers move to apply brakes?

Docfixit
Jan 10, 2011.
Car is in the shop as we speak, a little long on the response time.

Tiny
Guy Schoonmaker
Jan 10, 2011.