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01-31-2003, 01:57 AM
Was in lookin at my brakes and on the left rear the outside pad was worn rite out and the inside pad was in perfect shape, would this be a cause by a bad caliper?

Thanks for any help


01-31-2003, 02:26 AM
bad rotor is more likely

01-31-2003, 02:39 AM
I replaced the rotor and pads tonite drove home and the left rear brake was HOT. So i am guessing the caliper is hanging up?

01-31-2003, 02:13 PM
You're guessing correctly. Pull it, clean the slider pins, regrease them, and try it out.

01-31-2003, 10:34 PM
An excessivly worn outside pad is caused by the slides hanging up. An excessively worn inside pad is caused by a caliper piston sticking/brake hose gone bad. Use synthetic grease and dont over grease the slides. I use Silglyde at the shop i work at and it does an excellent job.