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Im having a bad issue with new rear rotors.. Please help !

So im at the point where I wanna put the new brake rotors on and Im having one HELL of a time....
Something is not seating properly. I attempted the left rear first and after finally getting the old rotor off (screws came out very easy, rotor was amazingly hard) I cant seem to get the new one to fit 100 %. I fit it on and tighten the screws down, then I give it a spin and its wobbling all over the place. Im hoping its an issue of the rust buildup and crap on the face of the hub that I have to grind down. So I went and pulled everything off the right rear and tried to mount that new rotor and the same issue, just a bit less severe... What do you do ? get a dremel and wire brush the hub face and studs ? Im hoping this is common, its my first Honda brake job, and i need this done by Monday cause i gotta gets to work !! and I want to get to the front rotors too already, sheesh, I got stuck so bad on this one...
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what type of rotors are they, oem replacements?
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Beck/Arnley oem replacements, written on the case... I think its rust, i sanded all day today, **** !!!! Its sitting much better now, but not perfect. I just got myself a dremel for the 90 degree spots my finger wont get into (giggity) better be worth it for 130 bucks.

this is it
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Re: Im having a bad issue with new rear rotors.. Please help !

WD-40 the rust, then with the tire on keep tighten the lug nuts.. this happen to me once and when i started tighten the lugs in went right into place... not too too tight cuz the lug stud can break
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Thats a pretty good idea, but the Dremel did the job for sure...
Thanks for the input, ill put up some pics later.
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I you use anything use a wire wheel. It will clean the rust right off and not effect the surface.
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I you use anything use a wire wheel. It will clean the rust right off and not effect the surface.
Very true, I just wish home depot had a better, thicker wire wheel. I used it very sparingly, jsut on the tips, and still managed to break a few wires, so I used the 120 grit first on the second hub and then the wire wheel to get into the hard to reach places. I just got back from a drive doing just what this had said -Warped- Brake Disc and Other Myths.....

The brakes feel so crazily awesome, and ive only done the rears so far. My fronts are beefy vented ones, they go on tomorrow.
I'll be dying to get off work
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So im at the point where I wanna put the new brake rotors on and Im having one HELL of a time....
Something is not seating properly. I attempted the left rear first and after finally getting the old rotor off (screws came out very easy, rotor was amazingly hard) I cant seem to get the new one to fit 100 %. I fit it on and tighten the screws down, then I give it a spin and its wobbling all over the place.
I had the exact same problem during my suspension rebuild. The rear disc would not sit correctly and when you span the disc round it kept touching the carrier. I took the disc off and put it back on a couple of times and the it seemed to go on ok, weird.
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Your paint is beautiful Merlin.

here are a few pics i had promised.

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brake job problems ? just have patience, and a big hammer..!

This is turning into a brake job thread oops. I ran into probs at first, but ended up making out fine, thanks to PZ

I got the front rotors and pads done yesterday. Its like a whole new car ! crazy... for now i havent hardly tried em or applied em really, and maybe 1 very slow complete stop (on a hill) but no squeal or wobble and they bite like I got pitbulls workin on each wheel. Amazing response, and i still gotta bleed out all the old nasty fluid, when I took out the strainer it looked like ****. I got some more pics, I really went all out, next will be calipers, hawk pads, ss brake lines, brake booster, master cylinder and abs delete

So this is some of what I did.. before and after pics and example pics.



I got the front wheel off and it looked like this rotor was seized, but it came off with a few wacks of a hammer BETWEEN THE STUDS (dont stress your wheel bearing too much)...


The hub was all rusted up and nasty, so 120 grit very lightly with a dremel and finish with wire wheel.


Caliper mount was rusted up, will paint in the near future..


wire wheeled, lookin better, this is what your pads slide on, so it is important that they be shlick... They can be hand sanded too, but a high speed wire wheel is just quicker.



So, remove your slide pins, clean and wipe, re-grease and set aside for later, Do NOT drop them, and be sure to take care of which one is which, one is different from the other, dont mix em up.. do em one at a time


Next you wanna clean out the bore, it can get crunchy crap in there, clean it out with brake kleen. I took a big blunt tipped screwdriver (like a no.9 torx bit)
and wrapped it up in next level manly type towel. But first I sprayed with the straw upside down all up in the bore and let the poop flush out ( a guide pin enema). Be very careful not to scratch the bore.. but enough pressure to actually do some cleaning.


you may then commence with diggin in tha **** pit




Put it all back together and there u have it, dont be afraid to pull on the boots a little bit, they are very tough, and condition them with silicone from the outside, they like it.. Dont fill up that cylinder bore with too much grease, just put a little bit at a time on the pin and grease up the bore with out the boot on, after, when u reinstall the boot, u will be fighting against the air in the bore, dont put too much, you'll just end up havin to scoop it out
You want just enough so that it slides up a little and stretches the boot a little bit, but not deform it or inflate it. If u encounter resistance on the way when pushing down a newly greased up pin, just tug a little bit on the boot while pushing down on the pin and some air will be burped out of it, and u can rather nicely control how the pin feels, (you'll get it once u do it).


And there u have it, good as new, except for the powder coating, but that'll come soon


Before pushing the caliper piston back i very very carefully resurfaced it and then applied silicon all around it..

the fluid that came out looked like this, and will soon be all bled out.


mount new rotor, apply anti seize to these new rotor screws.. the original ones all came off so easily with 2 wacks each, this stuff saves u big headaches.




clean out reservoir strainer and finished...
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