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Abnormal brake pad wear question...

I replaced my rotors and pads over the weekend. When I pulled everything off, the driver's side looked fine. Even(very light) wear on the rotor and about half the pad left. The passenger side is a completely different story. The outer pad had about 1/16" on one end and about 1/8" on the other. The inner pad had 1/16" on side and was scraping the backing plater on the other end of the pad. Needless to say, the pass side (inner) rotor was trashed. They were both replaced, I don't know what to do with the old ones.

My question is, what would cause the pads to wear this way? The only possibilities I could come up with is air in the line(need bled), need new slides, or other part.

I can get pics if they'd help. Thanks guys.
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thats exactly how mine were travis. i dunno if its a problem or how the ranger brakes.
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Right front caliper is sticking it sounds like to me. I'd say go for a reman rf caliper and bleed the system good. It could be other things like a master cylinder but that's not normal at all and it runs a 95% chance that it's the caliper.
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could the rotor be warped?
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could the rotor be warped?
A warped rotor will just make a god awful shake and the pads will still wear evenly on both sides only possibly will the pads have an angle to them on the warped rotor.
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here's the inside of the old pass side rotor, I tryed to wd the rust off. The stripes are from my bed mat, don't worry about those lol.

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Here's the pass side pads. Inner pad on top, outer pad on bottom.

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Pad view of the pass side. Inner on left, outer on right.

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Here's the driver's side pads.

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The passenger side did wear more on the rear of the inner pad and front of the outer pad. Might have been a warped rotor.
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Right front caliper is sticking it sounds like to me. I'd say go for a reman rf caliper and bleed the system good. It could be other things like a master cylinder but that's not normal at all and it runs a 95% chance that it's the caliper.

That's exactly what happened to me. Passenger side was barely worn down and the drivers side was totally gone. Passenger caliper was sticking so make sure you check that out.
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It looks like you just got the good out of them really. It's not bad enough to put much more thought into it. Check your brakes in 10k and make sure they are the same. Once pads get down to the last 2 or 3 mm they tend to wear funny because the pistons being forced out that far move side to side a lot more than they do when they are pushed all the way in the caliper with a new pad. Nothing will ever be as bad as the pictures I had once posted on here with the Jeep Wrangler pads worn down into the metal and the rotor worn down into the fins from work.
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are the front brakes 1 piston or 2.. if they are 1 piston that can happen if the slides full of crap and no sliding occurs.
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it could be worn out slides too. im replacing mine this weekend. hoping it will fix my issues.

i really just think the brake system on rangers are junk.
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Yeah, haven't been a big fan either.

I wish I knew exactly what the problem was so I can take care of it asap. I just don't wanna go out and buy new slides/take the time to put them on and it doesn't do a thing. It never really pulled(at least not enough for me to notice). Front end was recently aligned. She drives straight accelerating and braking. *sigh*
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Just thought I bring this one back to life. After driving a 1000 miles last week, I pretty much fried what I had left of my front brakes. 65,000 miles on them so I guess it is time. Ironiclly enough, my brakes are the way. The inside of the passeneger rotor is chewed to hell and all the rest are only a little bit uneven.
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That's odd. Mine were changed at ~28k miles, but I had an auto tranny and I beat the snot out of it.

I wonder if Ford is aware of this?
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the sliders aren't sliding, my f150 did this.

You have to get new slides and lube them up good with dielectric grease.
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actuley the pads were probley siezed to the bracket, thus locking them against the rotor.

rust builds up under the clips and does this sort of stuff
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I just swapped my new pads and rotors for the stockers. Truck don't need brakes anyhow lol. Well the upper most bolt on the slide bracket on the passenger side was pretty sticky. The lower one and niether of the other side bolts were sticky.

This happened when I was tightening them down. The new ones and old ones have quite the difference in thickness. Thus needing to push the slide in further than it was with the new ones. I tightened til it was snug then was like wait, the bottom one went in further. So I torque'd on it for fun(who cares it's totalled =]), low and behold, it gave then tightened for another five or six turns. Almost as if it get's stuck once the pads wear down so far.

My hypothesis =]

Anyone else need any experiments done? haha
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