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Andy GSi
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Registered: 24th Mar 02
Location: Shropshire, Drives 2.0l 16v Corsa
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25th Aug 05 at 09:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

me and my mate have tried everything on his corsa to solve this problem. just wondering would any of u lot know what to do.

when he brakes the caliper catches the inside of the wheel, he has V6 brakes and 17's. it is scrapping the inside of the alloy. but he said it only happens when he brakes, he can feel it through the steering wheel. i know when u brake the caliper should go towards the wheel a little. but not hit it.

ran out of ideas what to try



[Edited on 25-08-2005 by andysri]
Rileysport
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25th Aug 05 at 09:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

a spacer... assuming it catches the "spokes"
casper_ac
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25th Aug 05 at 09:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

a spacer may ruin offset of wheels.
this happened my speedliens...on ordinary brakes.
What i did was grind the callipers a little. worked perfectly
Siberia
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Registered: 9th Oct 03
Location: Leprechaun Land Drives : Zafira GSI
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25th Aug 05 at 12:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

is the caliper tighened up properly... both the main caliper bolts and the small ones? and are the springy(cant think of there name ) things on?
drax
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25th Aug 05 at 16:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what offset are the wheels?
chris shah
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25th Aug 05 at 16:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

grind the caliper down a little
Andy GSi
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25th Aug 05 at 16:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well we had a new wheel bearing put in, but it was fine for a week, but now its making a clunck. its defo catching on the inside wheel, marks everywhere. all bolts r tight, ones which hold calpier on to hub, and one to hold pads in. just REALLY REALLY weird. plus when on full lock right it does it to, occasianally tho. just stripped it down for him tonight to have another look, everything looks in the right space

more ideas ppl. i dont want to grind anything yet, as it wasnt doing it before.

[Edited on 25-08-2005 by andysri]
Siberia
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25th Aug 05 at 19:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

sounds like the wheel baring could be goosed or not installed properly...
Andy GSi
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26th Aug 05 at 08:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

^^^that soundnt make it do that should it??
Siberia
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26th Aug 05 at 09:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if the wheel baring was faulty the wheel would be wobbling around and not be true... the caliper is fixed so it cant be at fault...
Steve Smith
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27th Aug 05 at 09:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Take the wheel off the car and remove the dust cover (if fitted) from the centre of the brake disc. This will reveal a castleated nut. There should be a split pin through this nut. Remove the pin and check that nut for tightness. If this is loose you will have the problem you have mentioned earlier. Once tight use o new split pin and replace cover with a new one becuase you will damage the old old getting it off and bolt up the wheel.

Is it only one side? If so then i would be sure that this is his problem. The mechanic who did the wheel bearing should have had to tighten this up when rebuilding the suspension after the wheel bearing was replaced.
langey
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27th Aug 05 at 12:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

is he alloy not buckled??

i got the same kind of prob on mine, when i break, the drives side makes a banging sound
Andy GSi
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28th Aug 05 at 10:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

found the problem........the bottom arm ball joint bolts were not tight!!!! so could have been nasty!!

cheers for the ideas lads
Siberia
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28th Aug 05 at 12:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fark! could have been as you say 'nasty'

[Edited on 28-08-2005 by Siberia]

 
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