rberq wrote:I had a Civic coupe, the garage put new rotors / new pads / rebuilt calipers on it. Then I gave the car to my son. A year later he told me the brakes were worn out, BOTH sides, because the calipers were sticking. WTF?
Probably because nobody bothers to grease the pins. The caliper needs to float - meaning, move freely back and forth on the pins. Also, if the pads have tabs, those need to be greased too, or they will also seize - especially if the car is only occasionally driven. They will seize solid up in the northeast here when not greased - even brand new calipers. Factories found they could save lots of money by cutting WAY WAY back on the amount of grease ... Open up any new bearing today and see how much is in there. It's a wonder they make it 5 minutes!
Rick 386 wrote:Time to rejuvenate this thread.
Daughter has an '08 Volvo XC 90 with the 4.4l V-8. Overall a nice car. Got all the bells and whistles.
Holy *censored* Rick ... I always thought Volvo was a step ahead of everyone else. Well, I guess they were ... before GM decide to buy them out. The cars were too good, so they needed to ruin them ... by making them exactly like GM vehicles! My buddy has a '95 940. Thing has 140K+ on it ... with ZERO rust! ORIGINAL brake lines! Only things that constantly rot off are the exhaust and hangers. After working on that thing for him over the past 8 years he's owned it, I've come to despise GM.