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An awful grinding, metal to metal sound coming from rear passengers side wheel. Presume rear pads gone.
94, 1.8 vtec. Anybody got info on them so as that I can have my mechanic get them while I'm
at work.
 

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I don't know about the grinding but if it's any type of roar or moan sound then you might have a wheel bearing out. Which can be expensive to get fixed.
 

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You really don't even need a lift to do brake pads, you could use the sizzor jack. I wouldn't use it if there was any other choice, but you don't get under the car so there is no risk of injury.

Its really simple though, pull the wheel off, remove the lower caliper bolt, swing the caliper up, replace the pads, anti-squeel, replace the caliper bolt, repeat on the other side.
 

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i've noticed alot here that when talking about replacing brake pads, you guys don't talk about resurfacing the rotors, now i was told to do that all the time. the two times i have not done that on my teg, the braked make a squeeling noise when i brake, i change my brake pads, resurface rotors and noise gone, am i the only one with that noise?

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Chances are, it's just the indicator making the awful noise. You are not grinding metal to metal yet. Also, it is a good idea to get the rotors resurfaced. Some shops have equipment that can resurface the rotors without removing them from the car. Replacing the pads is easy, however, if you choose to skip the resurfacing.
 

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i used to work in brakes if the rotors have deep rough grooves in them they will need to be replaced if they dont seeing how they are on the back and only about 20%
of the braking force is applied to the back rotors i wouldnt worry about resurfacing them just replace the pads if you want to resurface the back rotors it is cheaper to take them to autozone or wherever and have it done for about 8 bucks each where a shop will charge buy the hour and brake shops are a rip off trust me used to work at one
 

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Just to let all know, The lower springy thing that retracts the brake pad after use, was stuck, thereby keeping the pad pushed against the disc. The inner pad on the passengers side was down to metal. Metal-to-metal braking.....Ouch !!! Thanks for all the help.
Rgds,
Dave
 

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Thats the same thing that happened to me but it was the back driver side. Tore up my caliper and rotor...both had to be replaced.
 

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man... you guys gotta stop playing with your e-brakes.. haha.
 
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