Rear brakes sticking possibly... Help!
Posted 24 April 2001 - 08:31 AM
So I think my brakes are sticking. Anyone with a crude way of loosing them? My roommate said that standing on the brakes real hard could free them. Any other ideas?? Thanks.
2005 Black S2000 (Retired)
2000 White/Red #1388 (Retired)
Posted 24 April 2001 - 09:40 AM
We used to reset drum brakes by driving in reverse and then standing on the brakes...I'm not sure if this does anything on rear disc brakes, but maybe it's worth a shot.
Not saying it's gonna work, but hey, it won't cost you anything if it does!
Posted 24 April 2001 - 04:28 PM
I went out at lunch for about a half hour drive and the smell didn't seem there. So I have no idea if they became unstuck, it's not the problem, or maybe I just didn't drive far enough. The real test will be the 50 mile trek home. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they became unstuck.
Posted 24 April 2001 - 09:46 PM
Posted 24 April 2001 - 10:02 PM
Anyways, after arriving at my destination I notice a "hot" smell from the rear. Even after intentionally doing very little braking before entering the garage I notice the rear brake disks are very warm. Too warm to keep your fingers on. Much hotter than the front disks. But I don't think the brakes are dragging. On the slightest incline the car will start to roll by iself. I would think that if the brakes were dragging then the car would be reluctant to roll.
I'm changing all fluids the weekend so will have a chance to look around underneath.
'00 Silver/Black #1924
Posted 24 April 2001 - 11:05 PM
I still dont know what happened. I have noticed that after parking out in the rain ( I dont have a garage :( ), the brakes stick a bit when I back up in the morning from what I think is a bit of rust. My current theory is that there was some rust that caused the brake to not fully release and that is why it over heated. If anyone has a better theory, I would love to hear it.
Posted 25 April 2001 - 11:35 AM
I took it to the dealer this morning. A tech came out with me, and we talked and he didn't think the brakes were it, because they looked good. So we went for a spin, got back, the smell was there, and it turns out he thinks I'm leaking transmission fluid!! GREAT!! :(
I failed to mention that two weeks ago, I had the TSB work done, and well, it doesn't look like they put her back together very well. So we'll see how long it takes for them to fix this problem. Don't know if I will be going to TN now or not!! :mad: