[A4] Strange Brakepad Wear

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 3 12:09:27 EDT 2007


You may have unstuck while changing pads, but I think uneven wear is  
usually from the inability of the caliper to equally distribute force  
on both sides of the rotor...ie stuck guide pins.  This will lead to  
one pad on a wheel wearing more than the other.  If a caliper is  
stuck when you remove parts, that should be pretty obvious, and I  
don't think the force you/your mechanic will apply in changing those  
pads will be of a sufficient amount to unstick the caliper...think  
about the force the brake system applies verse the mechanic.

Just off the top of the head musings.

Derek P

> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 04:59:35 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Dan DiBiase <d_dibiase at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [A4] Strange Brakepad Wear
> To: quattro at audifans.com, a4 at audifans.com
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> Thanks to everyone for the responses. I guess a stuck caliper makes  
> the most sense. I would assume that it would now be 'unstuck',  
> since I would think that the process of changing the pads would  
> cause whatever was causing it to stick, to stop....? But I will  
> check the wheel to see if it is warmer than the others after  
> driving it a bit.
> Dan D
> '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
> Central NJ USA

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