The lower knuckle is rough (bumpy), but no grooves. I lubricated along the knuckle that comes in contact with the lower part of the of the outer brake pad. Although the rotor rotates freely now when the brake is released ( when I had it jacked up), when I let the car roll on a hill after I stop, when I let off the brake, there is a sound, the best I can describe it, is a groan-like sound that emanates from that wheel/rotor. There is no burning smell, or drag at all now when I release the brakes. The car now rolls freely when I release the brake, in neutral, on a hill. Prior to replacing the caliper, the car remained in place, as if the brake was still applied. I will see if the "groaning" sound disappears now that I lubricated the knuckle.
Monday, July 20th, 2009 AT 8:36 PM