Brake Pads

Brake Pads

Postby dobaroy [OP] » April 5th 2014, 12:42am

Our '03 Safari AWD is going through a lot of pads on the passenger rear wheel. The last set of pads only went about 7,000 miles and they were completely worn out. They were ATE pads. Any idea what the problem would be? Also the rotors and calipers were replaced about 18 months ago.
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Re: Brake Pads

Postby crusader1xxx » April 5th 2014, 12:45am

It sounds like the caliper is sticking...even though they were replaced, something might not be right. the other thing could be an emergency brake cable sticking on that one side...I would check those first...
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Re: Brake Pads

Postby Corsemoto » April 5th 2014, 1:17am

Sticking caliper piston/slider pins or kinked/blocked/deteriorated brake line not allowing piston to retract. Rubber brake lines are over ten years old now so worthwhile to replace anyway.

'03-'05 have a drum/shoe type parking brake mechanism that operates inside the rear rotor hat so that wouldn't affect the pad wear in caliper.

FWIW, Hawk LTS pads are excellent - great braking performance, no fade and last forever. I'd run some cheap pads on the rear until I was sure the problem was sorted though.
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Re: Brake Pads

Postby thegreenmachine » April 5th 2014, 1:18am

I have the same problem with the same side. I rotate the pads whenever I need to to keep the wear even.

Take the inner pad and replace it the outer and vice versa.


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Re: Brake Pads

Postby RECox286 » April 5th 2014, 3:51am

I would change out the dragging caliper. Remans are (????) at the least.

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Re: Brake Pads

Postby Astrofarian » April 5th 2014, 4:22pm

SOMETHING has to be sticking on that corner...do you feel a pull of any sort when driving or braking? Probably not anything wrong with your choice of pads....look at the hardware at that wheel & clean/lube everything you can. :2:
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Re: Brake Pads

Postby dobaroy [OP] » April 5th 2014, 4:40pm

Thanks for the replies. First of all I was glad to hear we can eliminate the e-brake. The brake lines have been replaced (except for the rubber ones). We will likely try to replace the caliper and see how we make out with that. Yes, we have a cheap set of NAPA pads on it right now and when we replace the caliper we will see how we make out then, else we will have to do like greenmachine and rotate the pads.
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Re: Brake Pads

Postby Leeann_93 » April 12th 2014, 3:27am

The rubber brake lines are the suspect lines - they disintegrate on the inside first, putting a million tiny rubber BBs into the system. Fluid is easily forced out to the caliper but can't drain back out, since there's no pressure forcing it.
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