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90 integra brake problem

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03-31-04, 07:35 PM   #1  
90 integra brake problem

I've just replaced the rear rotors and pads on my 90 integra. Everything fitted well but after assembling, the brakes are so tight that I can't rotate the wheels.
(Yes, the pistons were pressed back into the calipers)
If I took it out for a drive, would the pads adjust, or burn off the excess or would that just over heat the rotors?

Other suggestions?

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03-31-04, 11:26 PM   #2  
mike from nj
your rotors and pads would be ruined before the pads would wear away.

start taking things apart until you find the thing that is causing the bind. a little drag is normal, the tire should be able to turn at least one full revolution with a good spin. that's how tight i make drum brakes. disc brakes 'self adjust' this tight themselves.

some things to look at, the e-brake mechanism, whether it's a cable going into the caliper, or a separate set of brake shoes inside the center of the rotor, try backing that off and see if it helps.

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