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Old 06 Apr 2004, 10:33 am
Al Smith
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Default How to break free rusted brakes?

Vehicle 98 Civic HX 5-speed manual

Problem: Left Front Wheel "Frozen"

My beloved HX has been waiting out the frozen, salted
winter. Today I attempt to get it going. It wouldn't move.
I tried to move it twice, but each time it wouldn't move. The
second time there was a small snap at the right front, but the
car won't move.

I jacked each corner up. Rear wheels turn freely. The right
front turns - most likely that was the snap. The left front is
fixed. I got a large C-clamp and compressed the caliper, and
the brake pads move, but I can't get the hub to move.

What to do?


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Old 07 Apr 2004, 05:26 am
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Al Smith wrote:
>
> Vehicle 98 Civic HX 5-speed manual
>
> Problem: Left Front Wheel "Frozen"
>
> My beloved HX has been waiting out the frozen, salted
> winter. Today I attempt to get it going. It wouldn't move.
> I tried to move it twice, but each time it wouldn't move. The
> second time there was a small snap at the right front, but the
> car won't move.
>
> I jacked each corner up. Rear wheels turn freely. The right
> front turns - most likely that was the snap. The left front is
> fixed. I got a large C-clamp and compressed the caliper, and
> the brake pads move, but I can't get the hub to move.
>
> What to do?


Can you physically remove the brake pad from the caliper, or are they rusted
to the rotor? If they're rusted, then you might be able to carefully tap
them free with a small hammer.

Eric
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Old 07 Apr 2004, 07:59 pm
Al Smith
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"Eric" <say.no@spam.now> wrote in message news:4073D75B.4C91E40C@spam.now...
> Al Smith wrote:
> >
> > Vehicle 98 Civic HX 5-speed manual
> >
> > Problem: Left Front Wheel "Frozen"
> >
> > My beloved HX has been waiting out the frozen, salted
> > winter. Today I attempt to get it going. It wouldn't move.
> > I tried to move it twice, but each time it wouldn't move. The
> > second time there was a small snap at the right front, but the
> > car won't move.
> >
> > I jacked each corner up. Rear wheels turn freely. The right
> > front turns - most likely that was the snap. The left front is
> > fixed. I got a large C-clamp and compressed the caliper, and
> > the brake pads move, but I can't get the hub to move.
> >
> > What to do?

>
> Can you physically remove the brake pad from the caliper, or are they

rusted
> to the rotor? If they're rusted, then you might be able to carefully tap
> them free with a small hammer.


Exactly what I had to do.

I have become a bit lazy, but it didn't take long and it was really easy.
This is the first Honda I have had. The parts were of such high quality
that there was hardly any rust and it was no problem.

Words of Wisdom:

Don't wash a car and then park it for 4 months.
>
> Eric



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