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Not only do we get stone chips covering the bonnet but I've been suffering from stones stuck in brakes every day this week! Ahhhh. When it happens it sounds horrible, especially doing 60! May be a stupid question but how can I stop this, I drive on normal roads. Also noticed back alloys covered in brake dust only over past week or so. What is the cause of this?
 

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Not only do we get stone chips covering the bonnet but I've been suffering from stones stuck in brakes every day this week! Ahhhh. When it happens it sounds horrible, especially doing 60! May be a stupid question but how can I stop this, I drive on normal roads. Also noticed back alloys covered in brake dust only over past week or so. What is the cause of this?
Fitting mud flaps should avoid stones being stuck in your brakes and as for break dust that's normal. Sealing your alloys with some wheel sealant should protect them from break dust, cleaning your alloys would be easier.
 

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There was a problem on earlier civics of abs sensor on only one wheel going mad so it would use breaks on that wheel more then on the others. If only one wheel has much more breakdust, check the abs sensor.
 

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dont fancy the mud flaps so think i will have to live with it. never had it happen so regular though, wired (even had one today which brings it to 1 a day this week).

both of them have the same amount of dust and i clean them every week with a tooth brush with warm water with a drop of car shampoo. and its not that old (09 reg)
 

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Rear brakes me be sticking on slightly. Same thing happened to mine and when I changed brakes its more or less the same with dust, and better mpg.

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Rear brakes me be sticking on slightly. Same thing happened to mine and when I changed brakes its more or less the same with dust, and better mpg.

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actually since i've noticed the dust i have been spending more on fuel
 

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I thought I had a similar problem with stones in the brakes aswell. When I reversed or put foot down it would go away so tried to ignore it as was very busy.. But just a couple weeks after it started became really bad!!
Asked honda to check the brakes and they changed the rear discs n pads as the brakes had seized?! Lucky was still under warranty..!
 

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I thought I had a similar problem with stones in the brakes aswell. When I reversed or put foot down it would go away so tried to ignore it as was very busy.. But just a couple weeks after it started became really bad!!
Asked honda to check the brakes and they changed the rear discs n pads as the brakes had seized?! Lucky was still under warranty..!
mine gets worse when i put my foot down, a louder squel
 

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not the inner pad no, but all the things you have pointed out sounds to me like seized rear calipers and now shot rear pads
damn i was planning on going away soon. if it is this how much dollar am i looking at for calipers and pads fitted?
 

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Damn i was planning on going away soon. If it is this how much dollar am i looking at for calipers and pads fitted ?
You don't need new calipers, just buy a Refurb kit from "Bigg Red" (one pack does both wheels) - pads are cheap and good, from EBC - get a Honda / Japanese specialist to do all the work

That will be the cheapest and best option
 

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You don't need new calipers, just buy a Refurb kit from "Bigg Red" (one pack does both wheels) - pads are cheap and good, from EBC - get a Honda / Japanese specialist to do all the work

That will be the cheapest and best option
unfortunatly there are no specialists around and the honda dealer is 20 miles away from work. i need the car eveyday, public transport to my work does not exist. so its booked into a local garage tomorrow, lets see what they say
 

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Unfortunatly there are no specialists around and the honda dealer is 20 miles away from work. I need the car eveyday, public transport to my work does not exist. So it's booked into a local garage tomorrow, let's see what they say.
You can also buy ready refurbed caliper on the Internet - they'll even colour them for you, if you want - I got my Type R front calipers that way ...
 

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well i had the car in the local garage this morning, luckily it was only pads that needed replaced. i caught it just in time before I needed new discs! What a relief, I can now go away next week for a well deserved break!
 
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