Not sure if this is normal or not
Ok, so I took off my driver's side front tire the other day because I wanted to get some of the grime off the backside of the wheel. Now, I had the truck jacked up and I had blocks behind the back wheels. When I tried to spin the axle, it felt and sounded like the pad was in contact with the rotor. So I put the truck in neutral, tried it again and it was the same. Then (and I know it wasnít real safe, but I had blocks behind the wheels and it was on level ground) I released the parking brake, and it was the same. My dad says it's normal though. But I donít buy that, because if the pads were constantly in contact with the rotors, they'd wear out pretty quickly right? The pads donít look worn down very much, but I'm wondering if its time to change the pads. Also, if Iím driving around at slow speeds, I can hear the brakes squealing until I apply pressure to the brakes and it goes away. The brakes are not worn enough for the metal "squealers" to be in contact with the rotor, I checked. I got the truck with 47k on it and Iím around 60k now, but I donít remember how much life the brakes had when I bought it, but I remember they certainly weren't new. The rotors are in good shape though, no gouging or scoring or anything. So should I change the pads?