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    Brake query

    Mite be a dumb question but should there be a gap between brake disc and pads when the brakes aren't applied? on my drivers side one there isnt! well at a certain point anyway, it spins quite freely then half way around it gets to a point were turning it through this position gives off a horrible fricking squeel, can hear it constantly when the car is moving

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    Maybe the disc is warped have the pads and disc's been changed recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sx297 View Post
    Maybe the disc is warped have the pads and disc's been changed recently.
    funnily yeah they have, i bought the car in august and i did it last year sometime, probably no later than october, 2 new front discs, EBC Ultimax brake pads

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    Sounds like you havent got the brakes setup correctly or there is too much friction on the guides. Other than that could be a seized caliper or thet may need bleeding.
    I recommned to take the pads off clean the calipers up and chuck some copper slick on see if it improves things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiberson View Post
    Sounds like you havent got the brakes setup correctly or there is too much friction on the guides. Other than that could be a seized caliper or thet may need bleeding.
    I recommned to take the pads off clean the calipers up and chuck some copper slick on see if it improves things.
    will take em apart and give em a good clean up again n so on, hasnt always been like this though which is wierd, brake fluid level hasnt moved since it was bled either, just a bit strange but will take it apart and have a look asap

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    well a few other people have also suggested it sounds like the disc could be warped, apparently they can just warp at any point in time, new or old, due to heat etc, sound about right? if so can anyone suggest a decent set of front discs and pads for my car 1998 1.6 8v Astra club

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    Get em straight from vauxhall, if you can get club discount even better.

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