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Brakes are acting up

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Hey guys, so a couple of weeks ago one set of rear brake pads decided it was a good idea to shear off and not work properly. I checked out the disk and theres minimal scoring and i changed the pads. Ever since then when ever i release the handbrake and start to go it feels like the calipers are sticking and then theres a loud clunk and its fine. I thought it might have been the pads because they were new and its the first time i replaced the rears but now im not so sure because it keeps happening.

 

What could be causing this? 

 

Bleed and replace brake fluid? 

Faulty abs sensor?

Something in line with the handbrake sticking?

 

i have recently lubricated the guide pins for the calipers but that hasnt helped at all 

 

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Did the pistons go back without too much force? If you had to clamp them back in really hard the seal in the caliper is probably toast. From your OP I guess the new pads are wearing faster than usual?

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Nah the caliper went in like the usual on the fronts and nah the pads arent wearing quickly at all that ive noticed :/.

Im going to bleed the brake likes and put new fluid in and go through the handbrake system when i get home. was kinda hoping to be an easy fix as im in auckland and home is whakatane haha. will just have to take it easy when i drive around

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Sounds like the pad "binding" to the disc once you have parked up. One of my cars does it at times, not sure why or what causes it. Never worried about it.

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I had a similar issue once with a rear caliper. Turned out the caliper wasn't pushing back after pressing it down so the pad was constantly touching the rotor and wearing down

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2 hours ago, pl0x said:

Sounds like the pad "binding" to the disc once you have parked up. One of my cars does it at times, not sure why or what causes it. Never worried about it.

 

Also this. Usually after I've been driving in the rain and parked it overnight. 

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7 hours ago, pl0x said:

Sounds like the pad "binding" to the disc once you have parked up. One of my cars does it at times, not sure why or what causes it. Never worried about it.

Yeh but it happens everytime I park up :/ is there a way to maybe break them in so it stops?

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