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Old 04-14-2010
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Strange brake issues?

Hey guys im not sure what the reason for this is but my the inner brake pad on the passenger side seems to always wear out extremely early. last time my pads wore out it had gone metal to metal with the rotor and well your probably know. its been 5k-6k since i changed them out last and here it goes again metal to metal on the same side while all of the other pads appear to be a little over half worn. does anyone know why this keeps happening?
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Old 04-15-2010
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You gotta make sure you clean the metal where the pad seats really well. If there's hardware, replace it also...and clean UNDER the hardware. When you put the pad in the bracket, it should slide pretty smooth. If you have to force it in, that's not good. Also, make sure your slides are sliding freely.

What it sounds like to me is something is making your outer pad not push against the rotor as hard as the inner. So it almost had to be that outer pad getting stuck somewhere -- like the sliders frozen or it's really dirty where it seats/slides.


Make sure to coat the pad ears in some synthetic brake grease too.

Other than that, you can get more life out of the fronts by making sure the rears are properly adjusted at all times.
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Old 04-16-2010
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hmm ill check it out.
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Old 04-18-2010
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Ford Calipers tend to freeze up, let them set for a few days and you get a slight noise,
If as stated the slider doesn’t slide and allow the pads to open up after braking, then you get excessive wear, just guessing !
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Old 04-18-2010
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how long since you flushed your brake fluid

sounds like your caliper piston is jamming a certain distance out of it`s bore
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