» View Question

Humanduck 4/12/2010

2008 Honda Civic Si 4 Cyl 2.0L


Just installed my rear brake pads and rotors, but when I tighten up the tires, they won't move. Why?

I used the right tools to compress the piston and everything, everything seems fine but when I put the wheel back and tighten the lug nuts, the tires won't move (even when I turn on the car and put reverse).
I have to say that I did not put back the screws that hold the rotor in place since I have always been told that those are required. Also, since my old pads were worn off badly, and the rotors were already thinner that specs, do I need to adjust the hand brake? If so, how do I do that?
Thanks for any help that can be provided!

1 Answer


HouseCallAuto 4/13/2010

Something is rubbing. Do this.....remove the tires or tire and reinstall and tighten the lug nuts with the tire off. So you are really just tightening the rotor to the hub. It would help to pit a few washers or maybe a spacer under the wheel nots. The wheel nuts need be tight but not so tight as when the wheel is one. Now you will be able to see what is rubbing and freezing you up and where. I will assume that until you begine to tighten the lug nuts that the rotor turns smoothly?


Answer this question

( characters left)

Follow Question

what's this?