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    OK, im having a weird problem, (well at least to me its weird) I have a 2001 DTS, WHat would cause the inside pad of the breaks to wear 1/4" farther than the outside?

    Both were changed at the same time and still over 1/4" on the outside pad. the inside pad is now gone an taken a little bit of rotor with it.

    Im puzzled by what could cause this if the pads are only being applied pressure evenly? Please help, No wheel on car as of 10 O'Clock. No one's Open


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    Re: Brakes... HELP PLEASE

    Your slide pins probably need to be greased... Change your pads and rotors too while you're at it.

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    Re: Brakes... HELP PLEASE

    As stated above, most likely your slide pins, or a stuck piston. When doing a brake job, it is imperative to use brake grease, on the slide pins, and the pads themselves. If you, or a mechanic, does not use the grease, the brake parts will begin to bind, causing the pads to not self retract after releasing the brake pedal. Other than that it could be a seizing caliper piston, but I do not expect that this is your problem.

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    Re: Brakes... HELP PLEASE

    thanks for the reply's. All the side pins are greased and the caliper piston moved freely. I have done brake's many a times before. but thist time maybe something just got binded up, I replaced, rotors and pads on both sides, hopefully, that solves my problem.

    They should put awarning tab on both sides of the pad, (inside and out) because there was no warning that the inside pad was gone untill it was too late.

    Also, how big of a job is it to overhaul the caliper piston and change the sals in it? if its a somewhat easy task, ill probably do that just to be safe.

    thank you

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    Re: Brakes... HELP PLEASE

    The best thing to do after installing the pads, greased of course, is to manually slide the caliper on it's pins. This will give you the assurance that it will not bind, plus it will help distribute the gease a little better. As far as the caliper goes, I have never rebuilt one myself. But from what I understand, it is very easy. The piston will just slide out, and you replace the seal, and slide the piston back in. If this is wrong, please someone chime in. That is what I have read though. Your DTS should have brake pad wear sensors, no? These get fixed to the inside pad, as the inside pad will always wear a little faster than the outside one. Not as fast as yours just did though. This is your warning that the pads are worn.

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    Re: Brakes... HELP PLEASE

    This is puzzeling, I do not have wear sensors, on the pads, I don't think they come with them for my model. But who knows, I'm just gonna get the rebuild kit and do it anyway, It can't hurt to be able to stop better.

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