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good morning -- the brake caliper should be ok -- if it went in and out and we have no fluid leaks -- I would not worry about that - as far as the brake pads - I see alot of this concern of the pads seizing up in the brake slides -- what we do is grind the pad down a little so it slides freere in the brake slide--
Hey Good morning.... hey that is a great idea, grind it down so it is more free to move around. I will definitely try that. So you don't think I did any damage to that caliper then? Like I said, he seemed to pump out fine. One guy said it may have ruined the parking brake mechanism in there but he was not sure. I don't have a clue, just want to be sure before I put my new pads and rotors on. I bought the slotted and holes in the rotor made by Powerstop. Brake Disc and Pad Kit I did some reading that they were good. Do you know anything about them? They look nice and have a ceramic pad. I will clean them up and grind them down a bit then. Like I said I just don't want to ruin my new parts and if I had to replace that caliper I would. I figure someone here would know.
it should be fine -- and the ceramic pads are good for noise reduction and will not turn wheel black with grime
sounds like you will be fine
any more info required--please let me know -- thanks --tim
Ok sounds good. Is the 2009 known for having crappy brakes? Kind of sounds like that from what I've read but I don't believe everything I read out on the internet. Thanks again for the tips.
not bad brakes -- just a bad design -- no tolerance --on the slides-- the slightest rust -- makes them stick -- take care and thank you -- tim
Gotcha..... I will grind them down a bit. How much do you take off each side? Makes sense they have some room to float on that stainless clip.
Tim, got the job done last weekend. All is good. I did grind down the sides of pad a bit so they slide easier. I cleaned up the stainless slides and put a small film of anti-sieze on them. That caliper is fine as well, i tested the parking brake too and it works on that side just fine. Thanks again for all your help.