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While I'm driving it sounds like metal scraping from the front wheels on the car. As soon as I tap the brake it goes away and then it comes right back. Do I need new front brakes? Help.
 

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I just had that exact same sound coming from my rear brakes. It could be that your brake pads are screwed so get that checked. Worst case scenario is that your caliper isn't completely releasing and causing the pad to rub while you drive, but that's most likely NOT the problem. Just get your pads checked and maybe replace them. That was the problem with mine. BTW, I got the Axxis metal master pads and I love them! Hehe, looks like we're just having all the same problems, huh? Good luck with this one, it shouldn't be a big deal.

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Thanks Mckenzie! Is this something I can do myself and if so how? How much are OEM pads going to cost and where should I buy them from? Local Acura Dealer? Thanks!
 

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I have never done brakes myself, but I know they are not expensive, and they are easy for a person to do while on the hoist..

I have taken two previous cars to those brake check, or midas type places, and they have only cost me just over $130 CDN (~$90US). Its not worth the hassle IMO to do it yourself unless you have the car off the ground, and the proper tools for the job. I am sure it wont be expensive.... I also dont trust my amateur mechanic skills enough to screw up on my brake components. Those places also do a brake inspection for you while its there, and they wwill usually take you into the shop and show whats up.

I think Acura would be the best place to buy them./... I am sure you can request those places to put OEM pads on, but you might want to try that Acura of Augusta place as I have heard their prices are good.:)
 

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I have heard many members replacing with aftermarket pads and the same noise is back. I was told by a few members on the old forums to use only OEM and the problem would go away for sure. That was last june on my sedan and no problems with squeling since. I think if you go with really good aftermarket pads it will be ok, but just buying any generic aftermarket pad will not solve your problem.

Also, OEM pads are good pads.:)
 

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On the topic of brake pads, all I have to say is DON'T GET ORGANIC PADS!!! They don't work very well, the amount of dust they produce will make chrome rims look like gunmetal, they have a huge brake fade problem, and they smell like crap when they heat up. They also don't last worth a damn. Those Axxis metal master pads I just got are SO MUCH BETTER!!! There's absolutely no noise, no brake fade, and they work perfectly.

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Replacing Brake pads

Replacing the brake pads is quite a simple task.

After jacking the vehicle up, remove the wheel

There are two bolts holding the caliper to the wheel arm thingy.

once these are off the caliper should move freely away from the rotor.

The pads slide in and out quite easily.

Remove old pads and check for uneven wear, and any scraping on the rotor
If the rotor is damaged get skimmed or replace!

Make sure you keep the metal backing plates for the pads! and remember which side they go on.

The caliper piston on the front can be pushed back in with a simple caliper depressor, but the rear ones require to be turned as they go in. you can borrow/hire the tools from most mechanics, or some auto shops.(before you depress the piston remove the cap from the brake fluid reservoir as you will get back- flow)

When puting in the new pads, you should feel a light click as it falls into place

Whilst you have the calipers off you might want to give the sliding rods a quick bit of grease - the rods that the calipers 'float' along
If one of these has been sticking it can be the cause of uneven wear.

Replace the calipers in reverse of the way we took them off and your new pads are a go-go.

Replace the reservoir cap and top up if neccessary.

Just too wear them in, I like to gently pump the brake a few times while keeping one foot gently on the accelerator.
Then get up to speed ~60mph then jump on the anchors for a moment - this also helps to remove any lips on the edge of the rotor!

Hope this helps y'all!!!
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Re: Replacing Brake pads

Shadow said:
Replacing the brake pads is quite a simple task.

After jacking the vehicle up, remove the wheel

There are two bolts holding the caliper to the wheel arm thingy.

once these are off the caliper should move freely away from the rotor.

The pads slide in and out quite easily.

Remove old pads and check for uneven wear, and any scraping on the rotor
If the rotor is damaged get skimmed or replace!

Make sure you keep the metal backing plates for the pads! and remember which side they go on.

The caliper piston on the front can be pushed back in with a simple caliper depressor, but the rear ones require to be turned as they go in. you can borrow/hire the tools from most mechanics, or some auto shops.(before you depress the piston remove the cap from the brake fluid reservoir as you will get back- flow)

When puting in the new pads, you should feel a light click as it falls into place

Whilst you have the calipers off you might want to give the sliding rods a quick bit of grease - the rods that the calipers 'float' along
If one of these has been sticking it can be the cause of uneven wear.

Replace the calipers in reverse of the way we took them off and your new pads are a go-go.

Replace the reservoir cap and top up if neccessary.

Just too wear them in, I like to gently pump the brake a few times while keeping one foot gently on the accelerator.
Then get up to speed ~60mph then jump on the anchors for a moment - this also helps to remove any lips on the edge of the rotor!

Hope this helps y'all!!!
:))
Awesome post. I am going to create a thread with this in the DIY forum with this. Check it out.
 
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