Honda-wobbly brake calliper - Mikey Jay
The rear n/s brake calliper can move up and down by about 3mm or so. It rummbles quite a lot over poor road surfaces.Ie. practically all B class roads in this country! It is a single piston type. The play seems to be where the two sliding pins enter their respective sockets on the caliper bracket. The car has a relatively low mileage. I replaced the pads on both rear wheels. The discs are in good condition. The original pads were fitted with shims and these were discarded by somebody,presumably because they would not fit the patterned brake pads. I used Lockheed Delphi pads, which do not have shims. I cant see that not having the backing shims on would cause the excessive play. Should I renew the sliders and caliper bracket? Perhaps I should buy the original Honda pads which come with the shims. Anyone had this? Mikey.
Honda-wobbly brake calliper - martint123
I can't see the pads being the cause of this. Most likely lack of lubrication. On mine,not a Honda, but many seem to be the similar, the pins are on the bracket and fit into the caliper. Where they go into the caliper, there are rubber sliders. I replaced the pins and rubbers on both rear calipers last year and it seems to be a lot better. They came as a kit and were fairly reasonably priced.

Martin

Honda-wobbly brake calliper - Mikey Jay
That'a good point. The pins on my older Honder were rubber coated. I asked my excellent Honda dealer and he said the pins don't have this coating on my present vehicle. It might be worth findingf out if they do a caliper repair kit. Thanks for your reply.Mike
Honda-wobbly brake calliper - martint123
I didn't mean the pins were rubber coated, but there was a rubber sleeve that sat in the holes in the calipers. Note. when I say rubber, it is more likely some harder substance.

Martin
 

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