Cracked brake pads!
I had to pull my front drivers side caliper to bits today after I had a loud clunking comming from it when I opperated the brakes.
The pad on the inside had sort of welded itself to the caliper body, I managed to prise it out and on closer examination both pads have got great big cracks in the middles basicly sepparating the pads in two. Also the edges of the pads seemed to be a bit crumbly.
Is this normal? Is it dangerous? should I replace the pads?
The clunking seemed to be due to the inside pad not moving, I have copper greased the mounting points and I had to file a bit of the pad back plate to get it to sit properly and allow some movement.
The brakes are better, now I am just concerned about the pads?
Also what are the symptoms of sticky siezed calipers?
The pins move ok, but when I tried to move the piston in to put the assembly back together it wouldn't move?