Uneven pad wear ?

Huw Powell human747@attbi.com
Thu, 26 Sep 2002 01:06:00 -0400


> 84 4Ks,  FWD,  Disc brakes on front only.
>
> I have just finished installing a new set of pads and rotors. The pads
> replaced were a  four month old set of Mintex Red Box.
> What I found was the inner pad on the passenger side worn down to 1.5 mm
> or about 1/16 while the outside pad was just like new.
> The driver side was just the opposite.  Inside like new and the outside
> worn down to 1.5 mm.
>
> Anyone have any ideas on how this could happen?

As someone else said, probably sticking guide pins, which will stop the
caliper from "floating" in a centered position on the rotor, instead
causing it to ride in a fixed position, whihc will wear only one pad.

You might be able to dismantle, clean, relube, and perhaps replace the
rubber booties to fix it.  otherwise, it's new caliper time.

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Huw Powell

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