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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
worrying rear brake pad
I've had a noise coming from the rear brakes for a while, proved by gently operating the handbrake while moving...noise would go away.
I replaced the discs and pads all round in spring 2011, discs were grooved/dimpled from MTEC, can't remember where I got the pads from, covered about 45k miles in that time, you'll realise I'm not heavy on the brakes.
The pads stil had plenty of meat on them, but the discs were definitely showing signs of wear, the hubs were very rusty and the edge had a fair lip, so much so the dimples were almost gone.
So, ordered a new set from MTEC with mintex pads all round, also went for the silver painted option this time.
After getting it all to bits imagine my surprise when I saw the inner OS pad had gone completely, loads of meat on the other 3 rear pads. Caliper piston wound back in OK and after pumping it out and winding in again appeared perfect. MOT was only in August and had no problem with uneven or poor braking.
Explains the noise but can't understand why this should have happened, have to keep my eye on this. First time I've ever had pads outlast the discs too, well, apart from the rear one.
All the best
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Last edited by pubsinger; 24-11-13 at 18:55.