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  1. #1
    mtbr member
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    Jul 2008

    brake fluid on pads

    I think that when i was bleeding the brakes i got some brake fluid on the pads, now they are howling. I sanded them down, however they still make a racket. Any ideas, or should i just replace the pads? Thanks!

  2. #2
    Former Bike Wrench
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    Jan 2007
    You need to cook them...I hold the pads with some pliers and use a small propane torch to heat up the back plates. You'll see smoke as the contaminates burn off, once the smoke stops (just a few seconds) then stop. This can often salvage your pads.

  3. #3
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    Oct 2008
    don't forget to clean the rotors too
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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