Brakes binding

Brakes binding

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Size Nine Elm

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5,167 posts

253 months

Monday 28th June 2004
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Amazing what forums show up when you do a 'show all', even ones which are exactly what you're looking for...

OK, 1996 Ford Fiesta. I changed the front disks and pads a month ago, Halford's best Ferodo parts.

Friday night the car was sluggish, and then started to squeal slightly from the front left - a 'wiggle' of the steering wheel seemed to clear it, and I was not far from home.

Checked the wheel when I got home, and it was hot .

Any pointers for what to change/adjust/fix? Copaslip somewhere? Fluid? Lumphammer? (Ford dealer?)

I didn't use any copaslip when I changed the pads cos I wasn't sure what needed greasing.

Thanks in advance... again...

Pigeon

18,535 posts

215 months

Monday 28th June 2004
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Pads or calipers binding? Did you clean off all the crud before putting the new pads in? If they're single-sided calipers do the two parts move freely in and out of each other?

GreenV8S

28,972 posts

253 months

Monday 28th June 2004
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If it is low mileage and you didn't clean the caliper last time you changed the pads then pads jamming in the caliper would be my guess. Alternatively assuming it is a single pot floating caliper it could be a sticky slider.