Join Date: May 2004
Location: kansas city, mo
some drag between disc and rotor is normal. there is a residual check valve that keeps the line pressure up just a little so the calipers don't back off and make you have a lot of pedal travel before the pads clamp on the rotor. should be able to turn just the rotor with a couple of fingers, that's with the caliper and pads on as normal.
to adjust wheel bearings...
with the caliper removed (leave the brake line attached)remove the dust cover, pull the cotter pin going thru the spindle and remove nut, washer and outer bearing. if it has been awhile since you packed the front wheel bearings now would be an excellant time. both innners and outers.
assuming wheel bearings are packed and you're ready to go back together. install rotor, grease seal, and inner bearing assembly on spindle and then slide outer bearing onto spindle then washer and then nut. HAND tighten nut while spinning rotor until nut is HAND tight. back off one flat on nut and cotter pin thru spindle with new pin.
install dust cap, and rotor with pads. tighten securely. install tire and lug nuts and tighten securely. forgive the redundancy with the tighten securely, but people have been know to leave that very important step out and then go drive around.
hope you find out what this problem is. check tires for missing or slipped wheel weights too.
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