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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-19-2007, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Front brake pad rubbing

I took off the front wheel to replace the tire at a dealer. I removed the right side caliper. I left the left side caliper in place. I replaced the wheel. I installed new brake pads in both calipers. The left side caliper was nearly impossible to bolt back to the fork because the outboard pad seems to force the mounting bracket away from the mounting surface. Now the left brake pad is so tight that I can hardly spin the front wheel. The caliper and disc look OK. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-19-2007, 09:53 PM
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Did you push the piston back into the caliper? If you did, and still have issues, you may need to loosen the cap on the master cylinder to let air escape. But push slowly on the piston so you don't end up forcing fluid out all over the place.
Might be a good idea to put a rag or something around the master cylinder just incase fluid does find it's way out.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-19-2007, 10:35 PM
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I agree with Hyper. If you didn't collapse the caliper piston before you put it back on the disc, the new pads have nowhere to go. The brakes only self adjust one way and that is towards the disc as the pads wear. You have to manually push the caliper piston back in to get the new pads over the disc.

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