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post #21 of 45 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 12:54 PM
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Interesting read, my car has like 150k miles and I drive the hell out of it even replaced the CVT transmission, my brakes seem fine, I did the front RSX brake swap and when I did that I also changed the rear brakes to performance pads and cross drilled rotors.

How would I or any CRZ owner know if the rear caliper was locking up? Does it make a distinct noise or did you just feel like the car wasn't stopping as well as it should?

My car stops fine at the moment but just curious so I know what to look out for in the future.

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Interesting read, my car has like 150k miles and I drive the hell out of it even replaced the CVT transmission, my brakes seem fine, I did the front RSX brake swap and when I did that I also changed the rear brakes to performance pads and cross drilled rotors.

How would I or any CRZ owner know if the rear caliper was locking up? Does it make a distinct noise or did you just feel like the car wasn't stopping as well as it should?

My car stops fine at the moment but just curious so I know what to look out for in the future.

Thanks
Read as: guy from California says 'my car works great. What's rust?'

:Laugh:

This probably only applies to us unfortunate souls in salt ridden areas. I doubt you will have to worry.

Also, if your calipers are locking up, you will know. It will feel like they are being applied at full pressure when they aren't. You will slow down from rolling very fast. And when you pull up in traffic you will see your wheel wells smoking and will SMELL the brakes.

Don't worry about it. Your in Cali. If they eventually rust out in 100yrs, you will know.

If you want to prevent this ahead if time, just pull your calipers apart and put some silicone brake lube on the pins.
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LOL I see thanks for the explanation. You're right California weather does have some benefits.

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Interesting read, my car has like 150k miles and I drive the hell out of it even replaced the CVT transmission, my brakes seem fine, I did the front RSX brake swap and when I did that I also changed the rear brakes to performance pads and cross drilled rotors.

How would I or any CRZ owner know if the rear caliper was locking up? Does it make a distinct noise or did you just feel like the car wasn't stopping as well as it should?

My car stops fine at the moment but just curious so I know what to look out for in the future.

Thanks
I paid attention to this yesterday while driving, and I noticed that there's a slight noise coming from the rear. I can only hear it driving next to something that bounces the sound back, like a building or when I pass a parked car...

Almost a ShhShhShh kind of noise. I honestly don't notice it driving, but I wonder what my mpg will do after lubricating the slides.
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LOL I see thanks for the explanation. You're right California weather does have some benefits.
You all are so lucky you don't have to put up with rust. If you ever happen to work on a North East car ever.. You will know a new misery in life. Hahaha.
@96firephoenix: I think it decreases mpg quite a bit honestly. With my other crz I never got much above 30mpg.. this one is about the same. Can't wait to rebuild this current set.
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If not applying brakes this noise is usually wheel bearings if applying brakes can be either a rotor warp or more likely wheels reinstalled and not tightened using “star” pattern.

Retorque wheels first IMHO


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Interesting read, my car has like 150k miles and I drive the hell out of it even replaced the CVT transmission, my brakes seem fine, I did the front RSX brake swap and when I did that I also changed the rear brakes to performance pads and cross drilled rotors.

How would I or any CRZ owner know if the rear caliper was locking up? Does it make a distinct noise or did you just feel like the car wasn't stopping as well as it should?

My car stops fine at the moment but just curious so I know what to look out for in the future.

Thanks
I paid attention to this yesterday while driving, and I noticed that there's a slight noise coming from the rear. I can only hear it driving next to something that bounces the sound back, like a building or when I pass a parked car...

Almost a ShhShhShh kind of noise. I honestly don't notice it driving, but I wonder what my mpg will do after lubricating the slides.

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You may be way over due. With water absorption your Brake Fluid can boil not to mention loss of braking capability. How's the level with having never changed it? Level can indicate brake pad wear.
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*laughs nervously with OE brake fluid from 2011*
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You may be way over due. With water absorption your Brake Fluid can boil not to mention loss of braking capability. How's the level with having never changed it? Level can indicate brake pad wear.
You think? lol. 123k miles.............. yea, just a ****load overdue.

the level is nice, but the fluid is just a touch not as clear as it should be.
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If you don't change your brake fluid by friday then CR-Z forum should initiate ban procedures.
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All that moisture makes it lighter 🤣
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<img src="http://www.crzforum.com/forum/images/smilies2/omg.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Omg" class="inlineimg" /> You may be way over due. With water absorption your Brake Fluid can boil not to mention loss of braking capability. How's the level with having never changed it? Level can indicate brake pad wear.
You think? lol. 123k miles.............. yea, just a ****load overdue.

the level is nice, but the fluid is just a touch not as clear as it should be.
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