1995 Honda Prelude rear brakes

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Old 07-31-05, 04:41 PM
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1995 Honda Prelude rear brakes

After changing out disc pads rear brakes are very weak.
Terrific brakes at first. Then after a few feet braking goes
to near nothing. Only fronts are working.
When changing pads
Brake pedal got pushed and ran out the plungers.
Screwed them back in everything seemed fine.
There are no fluid leaks or air in system.
 
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Old 07-31-05, 06:19 PM
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Huh? Please repost in a way that makes more sense.
 
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Old 07-31-05, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
Huh? Please repost in a way that makes more sense.
Lugnut, I think he's saying that the PISTONS were ran out due to someone getting on the pedal with the calipers hanging. If that is in fact the case, pinch off the flex hoses to the rear calipers and see what the pedal feels like. If it's high and tight, save yourself some grief and pick up some new calipers. On a car that old, running the pistons beyond normal travel on the actuator will trash the seals every time.
 
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Honda Prelude rear brakes

Replaced rear calipers.
Same problem still very poor brakes on
car.
 
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Did you isolate the problem to the rear as suggested before replacing the calipers?
 
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Old 08-17-05, 09:16 PM
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Pretty sure it was rear brakes.
Pinch off the lines now and have good pedal.
Front will actually slide in gravel.
Can't detect or hear a vacuum leak
but if pinch off vacuum line to booster car
has good pedal.
 
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Old 08-17-05, 11:10 PM
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i would strongly suggest you rebleed the rear calipers
 
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Old 08-18-05, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Eddiebx
i would strongly suggest you rebleed the rear calipers
Second that. Cycle the e-brake several times as well. It will help screw the pistons out. You need to make sure the pistons are pumping all the way out.
 
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