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hi all

i was just wondering if it is normal for my breaks to seize on while not using my car for 2 days i own a 10 plate type r gt went to my car the other day released the handbrake and it wouldnt move i had to put the car into reverse and really give it some welly to get the car to move when it eventually did release it made such a loud bang i thought i had broken something ?? i have noticed that all the calipars on the car are extremely rusty so i took it to my local honda dealer who said that this is COMMON !!! my car is booked in for tomorrow to be looked at by them but i have never ever owned a car where the brakes seize on like that after just 2 days of not driving it any thoughts anyone ?????????

thanks: mike
 

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mine does this aswell
mine does this when i have left the hand brake off completely ??? what is that all about ???
 

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cant say I have had this problem?? oem brakes?

I would be looking at changing the disks and pads lines.and fluid. then stripping the calipers and clean them out.

I would also have the handbrake cable tightened/ loosened etc
had the hand break recall so im presuming they have tightened the cable as for the rest then i may be looking at going down that road but not before me and mr honda go toe to toe over this issue !!!!:worms:
 

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Leave it in gear when parked, til you can get it sorted.
that is exactly how it is parked now in gear no handbrake on but when i go to move it they will still be slightly stuck on the brakes grind and all sorts of stuff for about 2 mins of driving then they are fine with no noise what so ever ??????
 

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I get this alot after washing the car or there has been a heavy rain fall overnight. Its just the rust on the disc that holds the pads in place making you think a caliper is seized but i wouldnt worry about it.
 

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I get this alot after washing the car or there has been a heavy rain fall overnight. Its just the rust on the disc that holds the pads in place making you think a caliper is seized but i wouldnt worry about it.
that is what the guy at honda said !! but my argument is it shouldnt happen i paid nearly 21k for this car 20 months ago for it to do this with rain fall or washing the car then their is a fault is there not i have owned an awful lot of cars in previous years and never not never have i had an issue like this what if i were to go away on holiday for 2 weeks and it rained here in sunny uk for most of them days would the car ever move again lol :facepalm:
 

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Mates a mechanic and I had this but not on my type s, he agrees it is rust build up sticking the pads, nothing to worry about but it does sound like something has broken when it does move, clearly worse in this damp weather
 

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Lol i get where your coming from but you will find its not just civics that have this problem. I am not saying its a good idea and go copy me but i tend to chamfer the edge off each brake pad so the edge isnt touching the disc.
 

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Definately leave the handbrake off if leaving the car for more than a few days.
 

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I have aftermarket (EBC Turbo-Groove) disks, and they are even worse for this ...

The issue is, that the higher the pure 'Fe' (Iron) content, the better the disks perform, and the faster they rust ! ...

My 1.8 was parked up from Tuesday to Friday (in horribly wet +5C weather) - when I tied to drive off, there was a 'pang', followed by nasty grinding noises ...

The cure ? - a slow multiple braking drive of about 800m - fine after that ...
 

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It seems more common on the civic than any car I've had but I use my car at least once a day so I haven't noticed a real problem with it. My old little Saxo was awful for it, in winter dragging the rear end along for quite a distance.
 

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It seems more common on the Civic than any car I've had, but I use my car at least once a day, so I haven't noticed a real problem with it. My old little Saxo was awful for it, in winter dragging the rear end along for quite a distance.
Not actually a problem for me - the brakes break free quite easily, and the "go \ brake \ go \ brake" pattern gets rid of the problem 'right sharpish' ...

The only way to avoid this - totally - is ceramic disks ! ...
 

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i've got the same problem with my rear brakes (handbrake).

it is worse after washing the car or it is wet.

i now don't use the handbrake when the car is in the garage
overnight.

just one of those things sent to bug you.
 

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I also get this on my CTR after a wash or some rain and left overnight
 

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It's just something that happens with alloy wheels. Never as bad with steel wheels with trims.
As previously mentioned it is made worse by the damp contacting the discs, the discs in turn are returning back to there natural state 'iron ore'
 

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If the calipers are 'sticky', then disassembly / cleaning / greasing should fix it

However, since the calipers are in bits anyway, buy a brake refurb kit and make sure everything is now 100%
 
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