I've done many brake jobs on my cars over the years and just tried the first one on my 2002 Volvo V70 (non-turbo 2WD).
I'm having trouble aligning the rear rotors so they don't rub agains the dust guard or the parking brake shoes. I adjuste the parking brake to the least amount of tension to get optimal space for my rotor installation. I keep having to loosen the one screw that holds the rotor in place in order to get a better alignment of the rotor - why is this? Is it because I am using aftermarket rotors or am I doing something wrong?
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brakes are brakes, push in , turn in, or two piece calipers. remove wheel , remove two bolts that hold caliper in place, remove replace pads if rotors look good if not remove caliper retainer and rotor replace or have resurfaced at local part store with service. if push in piston push in with c-clamp or piston tool, if turn in will be solid on top with slots for tool to turn in turn to right, tool can be gotten at parts store, if two piece take apart and put back then bleed brakes.
hi, if rear wheel drive. loosen wheel nuts DO NO TAKE THEM OFF place (IMPORTANT TO SECURE CAR) bricks front and back of front wheel. then jack the car up take the wheel OFF undo philips screw holding disk on. the brake caliper needs to come off DO NOT TAKE BRAKE FLUID FEED OFF THE CALIPER and the hand brake cable. once all parts are off there should 4 bolts holding the back plate take these off. you will need a HEAVY SLIDE HAMMER TO EXTRACT HALF SHAFT. if you have seperate hand brake the brake SHOES need to be removed. TAKE NOTE OF SPRINGS. SHAPES, AND WHERE AND WITCH WAY AROUND THEY FIT. SHOULD NOT BE ATEMTED BY NONE MEHANICAL PERSON IT IS VERY DIFFICULT AND BRAKE SAFTEY MUST APPLY. gerry
If you have not had a rear brake job done yet, it's time, before it causes more damage to the brake system, if you had a brake job done, need to check that the backing plate is not rubbing on the brake rotor, take it in and have it check out, hope this was very helpful.
sounds like its to late..the scrapping noise is rotors or pads gouging the drums or rotor surface, both these can be repaired if within spec....take them off and to a repair shop and the tell you if they can be repaired.
your rear caliper adjustment is made by using the parking brake,if you don't use it on a regular basis it can cause the rear brakes to not work properly or at all.you need to use the parking brake regularly to avoid this.you may try working the parking brake repeatedly to try and adjust the rear brakes,if that works you may notice your brake pedal is higher or firmer.