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I just bought a 2006 Element Ex-p. I noticed that there was a slight rubbing sound as if the rear right brake was catching as I took sharper corners so I had a honda specialist take a look. They told me the discs and calipers were junk all round so they replaced them all for around $1,000, which in itself hurt a little after just buying the car and after having an independent mechanic inspect the car before buying it! The rubbing sound however, is now more pronounced and more annoying than ever considering the fact that my wallet is already so much lighter.
Has anyone else experienced this problem and if so can they offer a solution? I really could do with it being an easy fix. I read on the forum that others had problems with backing plates. Could that be the issue here?
Any help would be hugely appreciated.
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If you pull the rear disks, I think you will find that the disk is contacting the backing plate.

For some reason the newer Rotor hats are 32 thousands thinner on the inside, than they were before. I fixed it with a 32 thousands thick shim on each of the wheel lugs. Put them ( the shims ) on before reinstalling the rotor hat.

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