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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 06, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rear Break Help!!!!!!

i recently just purchased 1993 camaro Z28. when i took for an inspection i found out it had no rear brakes whatsoever. the calipers, rotors and all other mechanical parts seem to be in order. there is plenty of fluid, they have been bled properally. i was just wondering if anyone has heard of maybe sum kind of problem that these cars are notorious for? such as having bad proportioning values or sumthing with the ABS system....thanx for your help...........Mike
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 06, 01:52 AM
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Re: Rear Break Help!!!!!!

how do you know you have no rear brakes?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 06, 08:46 AM
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Cool Re: Rear Break Help!!!!!!

This is a repost of something I said earlier today:

"By the way my Camaro was equipped with disc brakes but they were off a Corvette, four piston style. So that should also be an upgrade path. SSBC got their start in the industry by making stainless steel sleeves for those early 'vette four puck brakes which had a bad habit of seizing up if you drove through a puddle (aluminum brake pistons would corrode, and seize up against the cast iron caliper). "

And I believe you are suffering from the same problem. The piston in your rear caliper has become frozen in the bore and isn't moving (seized). I have heard of this being a problem from a friend of mine who worked as the lead mechanic at the dealership.

Because 65% of your braking effort is performed by the front brakes; and because the brake design is so good in general on the late model Camaros, you haven't noticed the lack of rear brakes until they were checked at your inspection station (I assume it was on a four ramp hydraulic drag fixture you drove upon and slammed on the brakes).

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