Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Astra G SRi brakes

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    Mesiya's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    76
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Unhappy Astra G SRi brakes

    Hey guys, just had my read pads and disks replaced becuase my OS rear disk was mega worn :O, but now when im driving the OS rear brakes are making this crazy noise much lower in pitch than normal break screeching.

    They only make this noise however whenever i am not braking, its like the pads are still touching the disk or somthing. the noise is mega worse when i turn left aswell :S.

    Any one had to deal with the same situation before with there astra?,

    im not sure if theres common brake faults or anything ,

    cheers for any responses!

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    Mesiya's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    76
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Nobody got any ideas? i reckon it could be the pistons not resetting or somthing. but im not sure

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    GB's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    21,918
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    could be a siezed caliper

    usually common on the earlier bosch calipers but yours being an 02 will more than likely have the better lucas ones.
    bosch have ridges on the caliper body whereas lucas are smooth

    one tell tale sign of seized calipers is that the discs will be red hot and sometimes the wheel too.

    they may just need a simple clean out with brake cleaner but if they are seized then they will need rebuilt (cheap at £25 for a full set of seals) and easy enough to do - or replacement calipers at £50 each.... would be daft replacing just one as well as the other would then be inferior.

    best off get the car in the air and check the operation of the calipers

    could also be the handbrake sticking so check everything

    may not even be brake related - could be the wheel hub - either way need to get the car in the air and see

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    Stevie1556's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    780
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    I had one of my rear calipers sieze up, and I've got the newer Lucas ones.

    But just follow the advise above and ya should be fine

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-02-2013, 12:17
  2. Astra brakes seemingly not as good as Corsa brakes?
    By Kev. in forum Astra Discussion & Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-09-2012, 23:26

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •