DISC BRAKE REPAIR

  • Tiny
  • Guy Schoonmaker
  • 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?

Sunday, January 9th, 2011 AT 6:45 PM

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

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Sunday, January 9th, 2011 AT 9:30 PM
  • Tiny
  • Guy Schoonmaker
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Thanks for the reply, rear disc, used a c clamp to retract the piston, the e brake is a internal shoe type.

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Sunday, January 9th, 2011 AT 10:06 PM
  • Tiny
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No hydraulic line removed? Has engine been started and brake applied 3-5 times? Was E brake shoes adjuster backed off?

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Sunday, January 9th, 2011 AT 10:14 PM
  • Tiny
  • Guy Schoonmaker
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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.

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Sunday, January 9th, 2011 AT 10:22 PM
  • Tiny
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So where are you at? Does car stop? Pedal low? Did you adjust E brake? Do all calipers move to apply brakes?

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Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 3:59 PM
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  • Guy Schoonmaker
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Car is in the shop as we speak, a little long on the response time.

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Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 5:07 PM

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