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Well Happy alfa 75/90 rear brakes

i have had a 75v6 for about 8 months and loving it.i came across a alfa 90 gold clover leaf cheap and decided to buy it .it has a problem with the back brakes just wondedred if any body can help.the rear brakes are only working on the inside of both rear discs and the hand brake is all free but it dosnt work very well.just wonderd if any one out there knows if the rear calipers can be manually adjusted as there looks to be a adjuster on the outer sides cheers matt
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Re: alfa 75/90 rear brakes

There's the adjuster on the outside (allen key and lock nut) sometimes buried under a plastic cab, the one by the exhaust often goes wrong due to the heat.....
The inside ones are adjusted by a 10mm (or 8mm......can't remember) hex which sticks out at the top towards the rear of the car.
There is a spec in the alfa manual with regard to clearances when the pads are off (I used to set them with feeler gauges) but you can wind them in until the pads touch the disc and then back them off a bit (say 1 turn)......
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Re: alfa 75/90 rear brakes

Have you had the rear pads out yet? All three transaxle cars I have owned had pads siezed in the calipers due to rust build up around the guides/pad edges. They can be a real pain to remove so I tend to remove them at least once a year when I adjust the rears (probably adjust every 6 months or so). That way your discs stand a chance of keeping rust free as well!
If you have trouble removing them then its best to get a new set before going too far as once siezed chances are you will have to force them out and damage them in the process. Not much fun but I did mine (with new discs as well) one armed as I was recovering from a dislocated shoulder at the time so no excuses! But I did the damage working on the car so I was not going to let it beat me.

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