Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Yeah.. but if you recall that ALL PARTS ARE BRAND NEW... ie. rotors, pads AND calipers with all the hardware in them..., sliders, pistons, gaskets... That is exactly why got them new because I've had this weird problems 5+ years prior (slight edit here: the stores sells them as new (and they look new) but they are re-manufactured, they took my calipers as core too).
Yes, grease was installed. Could you even possibly install pads wrong? Meaning wrong arc? I doubt they would fit (and I've been doing brakes for 20 years so unlikely I'd screw up that bad, would have to be drunk i think LOL)
Thank you very much guys. Yeah, sounds like I may need to disassemble the system again and you are correct : it would be interesting to see what the inner side of the rotor looks like.
What puzzles the crap out of me though is that BOTH sides are doing the same: suggesting that it is NONE of the hardware listed here in my post, but smthg else: I am really tempted to think there is insufficient power pushing on the rear brakes. Does that sound legit? The car is 15 yrs old and perhaps something in the brake lines going from the master cylinder is acting up? As in both rear wheels are not getting the braking power they need hence there is only light contact of the rear brakes (distance much greater and if the master cylinder/lines are junk?)? The car is driven very sporadically these days... not sure if that makes any difference. Less than 5k miles a year.