Tag Archives: Brakes

Toasted New Brakes

A Honda CR-V was brought into the shop with a complaint about the brakes. I can’t recall exactly what the complaint was, but it was probably that the brake pedal would pulsate as they slowed the car.

Posted in In The Shop | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Driven In With No Brake Caliper

A lot of times, a mechanic’s least favorite vehicle to work on is one that someone else already worked on. I don’t mean one that’s had work done correctly, but one that someone tried to work on and failed, whether … Continue reading

Posted in In The Shop | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Bent Brake Caliper

I was working on a Honda Pilot, replacing the rear brake pads and rotors. Everything seemed normal until I took the caliper slider pins out to clean and lubricate them.

Posted in In The Shop | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Stuck Rotor Leads to Used Parts Fiasco

I had sold rear brakes on a 2014 Honda Civic, and was taking the old rotors off when I ran into a problem. The right rear rotor was sticking on the hub and studs, so I had to hit it … Continue reading

Posted in In The Shop | Tagged | Leave a comment

2005-2010 Pontiac G6 Rear Brake Caliper Replacement

New blog post or video every Monday, plus pictures throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Watch Mechanical Malarkey on YouTube! Mechanical Malarkey T-shirts, hats, and stickers are available to order! -Dan

Posted in How-To | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Scraping Noise From Brakes…Caused by Washers?

At first glance it looked like a pretty typical repair order: scraping noise from the rear of a Honda Accord. Most likely going to be rear brakes, with a good chance of needing calipers as well due to the parking … Continue reading

Posted in In The Shop | Tagged | Leave a comment

Compare New & Old Parts Before Installing

A customer brought their Honda Accord to the dealer because there was a little clunking noise from the brakes or suspension. It didn’t take me long to figure out what the problem was once I got the wheels off.

Posted in In The Shop | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Quick Tip: Check Both Sides of the Brakes

If you’re looking over a car, whether a used car you’re considering buying, or just checking over your car before a trip, one thing you should check is the brakes. But unless you have a jack or a lift, you … Continue reading

Posted in In The Shop | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rebuilding My Truck’s Rear Brakes Part 2

New blog post or video every Monday, plus pictures throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Watch Mechanical Malarkey on YouTube! Mechanical Malarkey T-shirts, hats, and stickers are available to order! -Dan

Posted in My Car, Videos | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

2013-2017 Honda Accord Rear Brake Caliper Replacement

New blog post or video every Monday, plus pictures throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Watch Mechanical Malarkey on YouTube! Mechanical Malarkey T-shirts, hats, and stickers are available to order! -Dan

Posted in How-To, Videos | Tagged , , | Leave a comment