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    Brake Help

    I need to lossen off me brakes!

    There rubbing and i want to see whether it is actually the brakes or a wheel barring that is the problem (noise)!

    How can I go about this...Im a fairly compentant guy...

    I have a 1.8 16v astra coupe.

    Is it worth purchasing a haynes?

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    if you have a seized caliper then that caliper/disc/wheel will be hotter than the other 3 after you've been for a run.
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    What the hell is loosening off brakes? They're meant to be tight, if they're rubbing it could be that the pads have worn down, or there might be a stone in the caliper.
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    to test wheel bearing go to a caqr park and go round in circles lol left then right (or just the side you can hear the noise from and see if the noise is present seized caliper will be hotter also will eat through your brakes quicker if you can take the wheels off and check.

    p.s yeap get an haynes worth it mate

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    jack it up, turn the wheel, you will hear its a brake or bearing prob! they don't do a haynes for the coupe but i'm guessing the hatch one is very similar
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    Cheers guys...

    It would appear that when im driving along say 60 ish it will randomly start just catching ever so slightly...just like a faint ticking scraping noise...

    Then at about 10mph going round corners it sometimes makes a low pitched wurring noise...when u tap the brakes the noise goes away...

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    Jack the car up and check the following.

    Wheelbearings
    put your hands in the 6 o'clock position and rock the wheel in and out - any play there and they're going.

    Steering swivels
    Same method as above but with your hands in the ¼ past 9 position

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    Cheers dude!!

    If there is no play there am i looking @ brake trouble??

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    You might have warped discs, if the above tests prove OK.

    Whilst it's jacked up, gently spin the wheel by hand (make sure it's in neutral )

    A slight scuffing is normal, as the pads run very close to the discs when the pedal's not pressed. But any binding is not good, and you may nee new discs, or at least a strip down and clean up

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    Cheers Ffoeg!

    I'm just un-wraping the plastic cover off my shiny new Haynes Manual...

    I remember doing this (spinning Wheel) earlier as i had the car jacked up when i was clearing a blockage in me washer bottle.

    There was hardly and friction on the passenger side...ie i could tuen the disc with me hand...

    However driver side it was Incrdibly difficult...

    Do you recon the just need a strip down and a clean?

    My buddy recommened copper grase on the *BACK* of the pads..

    Or should i just buy ned pads...?? £20 squidd down halfords unless some one can recommend better ones...

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