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front brakes getting to hot to touch wheel

Post by skybo on Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:28 pm

I have recently replaced rear brake pipes, don't know if its related. ? My front brakes seem to be binding on disc. The heat generated is tremendous. I have had a quick look but couldn't see how to remove pads to clean and lubricate piston. Lucky discs haven't warped, first noticed problem wearing shorts next to van

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Re: front brakes getting to hot to touch wheel

Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:42 pm

Front calipers on hijets have been known to cause little problems.

But it would seem wearing shorts is causing you an even bigger problem!

Hijet calipers hold the pads in with two pins, which slide in, then refuse to come back out!

The way I remove them, is I loosen the bolts that hold the two halves of the caliper together - then I get someone to put all their weight on the brake pedal, then I tap the caliper with a hammer in strategical places to shock the pins out - buy loosening the bolts a bit more, then hammering/pressing you can get them all the way out. But make sure you do not make the "pot" extend too far - shove stuff behind the pad so the gap isn't so big that you lose the pot.

Get it all apart, clean up all the sliding bits, make sure the pads fit nice, make sure the pot moves in and out nicely.

Check your wheel bearings are good.

Check your disks are good.

Put it all back together!

Do the other side.


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Re: front brakes getting to hot to touch wheel

Post by skybo on Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:09 pm

Just so that anyone that doesn't know ,hijetted is a real gentleman . Thank you dude

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