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2000 Acura Tl

Cars item created by Flexin, Oct 15, 2013

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  1. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    You call that beat up? Other then the link kit, strut, alternator and inner tie rod, the rest are regular wear items. A new car will need them after so many miles. Other then that it wasn't bad.

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    I just mean the rust and such. I haven't seen that much rust in ages.
     
  3. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    There is rust but we use a lot of salt around here. Plus the car sat for over a year in Alberta and then a little while here in Nova Scotia which isn't good for it. As far as the body goes, it is in good shape rust wise.

    James
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    I'm late posting this but last week I noticed an issue with my front brake. I could hear a dragging sound last week. I was hoping it was the van in front of me. I opened my window and turned down my music. I didn't sound any louder with the windows down so I closed them and could still hear it. I pulled over and check the brake for heat. (A small tip. It is a good idea to place your hand on the rim. If that is really warm then you have an issue. If you touch the rotor itself you could burn yourself. If the rim is cold then you can touch your rotor to see if it is warm at all.)

    My passenger side front was extremely hot. The drives side was luke warm. I wasn't in stop n go traffic so there shouldn't be a huge amount of heat. I thought that the caliper could be shot and could be stuck. If that was the case then that might need to be replaced, as well as the pads and rotors. Not exactly cheap.

    My wife picked up the parts for me. It was about $250 or so after the core charge for the caliper. I started on the wheel with the issue. When I went to grab the rotor to inspect it while it was still on the car, I felt and heard something odd. I looked and there is a shield behind the rotor which rusted away. Instead of falling to the ground it jammed itself in between the rotor and pad. This caused the sound and the heat. I expected the rotors to be destroyed but I was pleased to find out that they were still in good shape. The pad that was against the shield looked like it might have been damaged by the heat. So rather then risk it, I put on the new set of pads. The caliper and rotors were fine so they were returned. Cost of the repair was $40 and my time working in the snow.

    Hopefully this will be all that needs to be done other then an oil change before getting rid of the car to be replaced by a Jeep TJ.


    Here is my work area. I could have done it inside at work but didn't have all my tools with me. I was then going to do it at my in laws because I have too much in my garage right now but decided to just do it in the drive way. I am Canadian. LOL. It wasn't windy and I had more then enough on since I work outside so it wasn't bad.

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    My brake. All looks good so far.

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    A closer look. Everything looks fine at first but you can see a piece of that shield sticking out of the top of the caliper.

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    Here is the biggest piece.

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    The left pad is the from the backside. The other is the outside pad. You can see a big difference. It wasn't worth having that pad fail and ruin a rotor. That cost me more in parts and in time since I already have everything apart and the new parts right there. So to be safe the pads were replaced.

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    I thought I took a picture of the box for the pads but I don't have it here. Here are the new pads. I will get a shot of the pads later. They are a different brand then I normally use. So far I'm happy with them. I'm sure they will do fine in the time I have left with the car.

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    James
     
  5. sully3333

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    As someone from Ohio, I envy your California weather.
     
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