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10-01-2006, 06:03 PM
i just got a CRX-32SC. on the rear brakes, the piston moves full range but the pads dont move at all (they move just barely, they are farely new pads and never touch the rotor). the master cylinder is full. they are progressivly getting worse it seems. any thoughts, thanks, T-Walsh
10-16-2006, 09:34 PM
Here is a little trick. What happens is there is play with all of the pins, brackets and what not before the brake pad actually starts to move. So what I do to get rid of all that play is first take the cap off the master cylinder, once you do that you can go to the rear piston and move it in and out without moving the pad. What you want to do is pull the piston out as far as you can before it starts to move the pad assembly. Top the brake fluid off and put the cap back on the maste cylinder and your done, should have a little bit better pedal. You can also do the same for the front brakes. What this is doing is elminating all of the play in the system, cause if you push the rear piston all the way in, you lose about a quarter of your brake pedal throw to take up all the play in the system. Hope this makes sense. Let me know if you have any questions. The brakes on a shifter need to be maintained on a regular basis and bias set properly to get the most out of them on the track.
10-19-2006, 10:42 AM
Great explanation Wes. This should definitely stay in the archives as a "Tip from the Pros"
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