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Old 10-21-2002, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default help! I messed up my brake!

I found out the reason why there is a grinding noise in my
wheel! I put the brake pad in the wrong way!!!!!

I have the brake pad chip grinding the rotor!!!
The rotor is groove big time! Would I have damage the
brake piston?

:~{ Did I mention I did many 60mph - 20mph breakin!!

What else do I need to change???
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Old 10-21-2002, 11:45 AM   #2
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Wait...

You put the backing plate against the rotor?

And it stopped that way?

I don't get it... slow down and explain.
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Old 10-21-2002, 12:51 PM   #3
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yes, backing plate against rotor....

well, the car still stop, it is just 1 out of 8 pads that I messed up.
so I still have some stopping power left...
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Old 10-21-2002, 01:04 PM   #4
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Are you talking about the silver piece on the brake pad? instead of putting it on the back part of the pad?



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Old 10-21-2002, 01:13 PM   #5
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whoa ...

i see new rotors in your future...
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Old 10-21-2002, 03:19 PM   #6
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twlai: Dude Im sorry for doing this but you will become the topic of discussion at lunch today when all of my co workers will be laughing

Im just curious, why did you install it this way? You should get a job in beta testing video games. I know someone who works for Microsoft as a tester and his job every day is to try and do everything backwards, basically the opposite of what the average person would do.
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Old 10-21-2002, 04:15 PM   #7
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Default Re: help! I messed up my brake!

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Originally posted by twlai
I found out the reason why there is a grinding noise in my
wheel! I put the brake pad in the wrong way!!!!!

I have the brake pad chip grinding the rotor!!!
The rotor is groove big time! Would I have damage the
brake piston?

:~{ Did I mention I did many 60mph - 20mph breakin!!

What else do I need to change???
At least your pads wont wear out.

You'll need to get the rotors remachined (turned) to remove the metal pickup.
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Old 10-22-2002, 03:56 AM   #8
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you COULD just use this opportunity to upgrade your brakes then. pretty good reason, i'd say.
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Old 10-22-2002, 10:31 AM   #9
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I thought about getting the subaru 4pot, but I have snow tires
on my stock rims, which will not fit.

I 'll checked the rotor, it is bad, but I am not spending money
to retune it, I'll just see if the pad will smooth it out in coupe
weeks. If not, I will just change the rotor, or get the 4pot in
spring.
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