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 Post subject: car hard to move
Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:34 pm 
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Hi.

I am currently working on my AU fairlane and i have just replaced the front rotors and pads (they where actually in spec but i replaced them anyway so they are shiny and new for the road worthy) anyway it was doing this before and after i changed them but the car is hard to move around like i am pulling 50 tons. The bearings moved freely when i had no rotors on them so i have left them as is but even with new rotors and pads the car seems to be really stiff to move. the front wheels with them off the ground i cant move by hand and i found this a little odd. especially with the calipers compressed. not sure what this is about.

another thing i notice is the hand break lever feels very light however i have not yet changed the back rotors so i am not sure how the adjustment is on that.

Is this normal behaviour? i am a little concerned that the calipers may not be working as they should.

 

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 Post subject: Re: car hard to move
Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:59 pm 
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when you changed the disc's & pads ... did you have much trouble getting the calipers back over the disc's ??
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 Post subject: Re: car hard to move
Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:08 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
when you changed the disc's & pads ... did you have much trouble getting the calipers back over the disc's ??


not a noticeable amount of difficulty, they where not as easy as my civic to do but i just put that down to the type of caliper they where. i used to use a G clamp to push them in this time i was using a proper caliper tool so i found it easier than i remember. however i still think i should be able to move the front wheels by hand when it is off the ground.

Should i rebuild the calipers?

 

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 Post subject: Re: car hard to move
Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:12 pm 
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Bazzy wrote:
Mad2 wrote:
when you changed the disc's & pads ... did you have much trouble getting the calipers back over the disc's ??


not a noticeable amount of difficulty, they where not as easy as my civic to do but i just put that down to the type of caliper they where. i used to use a G clamp to push them in this time i was using a proper caliper tool so i found it easier than i remember. however i still think i should be able to move the front wheels by hand when it is off the ground.

Should i rebuild the calipers?



doubt they will need rebuilding, can't really offer more than what i have said as i'm out of my league re helping with advice. sorry :(
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