Uneven pad wear ?
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.