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    HELP Rear pads changed now humming and heating up alot!

    Just changed the rear pads on my SE2 1.8 Coupe, after driving a bit the slower i go there is a loud humming noise from the back that goes away when touching the brake slightly, the slower i am moving he louder it is, its a constant drive under 30mph, when crawling its deafening loud. Cant see why they might be binding if this is the cause took caliper off again the removed 2 piston rods and greased ect cleaned again still same. Noticed aswell after driving 11 miles or so from the pads to getting done and stopping at petrol station my driver side rear brake was smoking and VERY hot! So dont want to drive very far! any help would be good!
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    May just be the driver side thats affected tbh as thats the side theat was smoking and even the hammerite silver paint is tinted orange with the heat now lol. Dont know if it may be the cause but this side was wound back when the handbrake wa son and passenger side the handbrake was off
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    i had this problem with my 1.8 sri, it eventualy went away, but i think its a sign your caliper is siezed, i replaced both my rear calipers, now it works ok haha

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    wasn't doing it before changing the pads? might re-wind it back and see what happens, also i read some things about a recall?
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    Could be warped disks or the wrong pads
    Your car cannot handle a driver of this magnitude!

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    I would hazzard at you didnt wind the piston back in far enough and it is now binding
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    any recommended DIY ways of winding it back a little more without the tool? SE2 has ABS, but pads were same as the ones for any other model coupe 1.8 rear pads and same as the ones that came off by the looks of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Go3asy View Post
    any recommended DIY ways of winding it back a little more without the tool? SE2 has ABS, but pads were same as the ones for any other model coupe 1.8 rear pads and same as the ones that came off by the looks of them
    G clamp on the piston & slowly wind the piston in with a pair of adjustable pliers, did you clean the carriers where the pads sit & copper grease the back of the pads?

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    plenty grease on the pads took them back out and made sure and the carriers were cleaned spotless also re greased the little retracting rods;

    Would having the handbrake on whilst winding back this side do anything?
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    did u bleed the system ?

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