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Old 01-15-2003, 08:44 AM   #1
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I'm just now getting around to posting this but when I put new brakepads on my front wheels several months ago, I noticed they looked like they were touching the disks. Even now they still look very close. Is there any way to adjust how far away the pads are from the disk? Also, do saturn typically have responsive brakes because mine are somewhat mushy. Even after bleeding them and seeing there was no air in the system.
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Old 01-15-2003, 09:00 AM   #2
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The pads SHOULD touch (lightly) the rotors. Properly adjusted, (automatically) the gap between the pads and rotors is literally MICROSCOPIC. If your pedal is "mushy" either you got air IN the system when you bled the brakes OR a problem exists in the hydraulic system somewhere (master/lines/calipers/slaves) OR the REAR shoes are backed out TO FAR and need to be adjusted.

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some rotor drag is normal. make sure you clean and lube the clips, guide pin and lock pin to make sure they release properly, however.

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Old 01-15-2003, 04:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. I might inspect the rear drums if it ever warms up. It's so hard to work on a car when it's in the 20's!

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