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    How do u adjust disc pads when caliper bolt technique doesn't work?

    I have a problem with my front rotor rubbing on the left pad (the one that moves). I've already tried the "loosen caliper bolts - squeeze brake - tighten bolts" technique and that has worked to an extent. But now the caliper doesn't move any furthur left than what it is (i.e. it is as far left as it will go) and the pad still rubs. How do you adjust the pads otherwise? Or is this a job that can only be done by a LBS?
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    Hydro or marchanical?

    If hydro take the pads off, push the pistons back as far as possible and then re-attach. THEN do the whole grab the brake tighten the caliper down technique.

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    First off learn how to spell you.
    Secondly it would help if we knew what brand and model your brakes were and what you did with the instructions for them
    Last edited by Raiyn; 04-20-05 at 12:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Hydro or marchanical?

    If hydro take the pads off, push the pistons back as far as possible and then re-attach. THEN do the whole grab the brake tighten the caliper down technique.
    Thanks, yeah they're hydro. i'll give it a shot, see how i go.
    BTW i really dont care how people spell, i think it makes posts more interesting. you only have to think about it for a bit and and you'll work out what they mean.
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    Mozzie, read my PM.

    Raiyn, i'll handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    Mozzie, read my PM.

    Raiyn, i'll handle it.
    Better you than me.

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    yeah sorry about that. Didn't realise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Better you than me.
    Smartass!
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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonaut
    Smartass!
    You were expecting anything less?

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    And again!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Better you than me.
    oh yeah, i get it! (sorry, that was really slow)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozzie_marshall
    oh yeah, i get it! (sorry, that was really slow)
    You are forgiven

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    ok this is the last time i laugh
    Look, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of Him. So shall it be! Amen.

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