Rear brake issue

Looking for help with a mechanical problem? This is the place to find help!

Moderator: KevinB

Rear brake issue

Postby jgmsail » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:35 pm

Posting this in the how to as well--Ok so I have done a lot of work on my car lately. I have put new koni shocks, new upper and lower A-arms, new bushings on the sway bar, new drilled and slotted rotors on all four wheels, new brake pads and replaced the passenger side rear caliper. Have driven it all of about 200 miles. I noticed the rear brakes were dusting pretty bad and putting off a fair amount of heat, I just figured it was wearing the pads in. Today I thought maybe the compensator valve was may malfunctioning so I have bypassed it. After 40 miles they are still putting off excessive heat, the rim measured 200 degrees F and the rotor measured 250 degrees F(per my infrared thermometer) in contrast the front rims were 118 degrees F and the front rotor was 124 degrees F. I do not use the brakes much as I tend to use the transmission to slow down. Any thoughts would be appreciated thanks
jgmsail
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:09 am
Location: Spartanburg, SC

Return to How-To

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron