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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-20-2016, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Uneven brake wear

I just put new brakes and it looks like I have a lot of brake dust coming from the drivers front wheel. Could I have done something wrong? It also looked like it was a problem before I changed them cause the driver side brake pad was way worse than the passengers. Any ideas guys? Thanks in advice for the comments appreciate the help
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-21-2016, 03:22 PM
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Maybe your calibers new replacement or your booster is not allowing your brake to release.
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Did you clean and lubricate the caliper guide pins? They can get seriously gummed up.

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Could also depend what break pads you use, ive learned you get what you pay for. If you just throw on some duralast pads, might as well keep the old ones on. lol
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Could be a lot of things. My FR caliper pin used to get a little sticky causing the pad to never fully disengage and drag on the rotor. Pumping the brakes a little would free it up. Does your car pull to the left by any chance?

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Could also be a semi seized caliper. Happened to my 06 cobalt when I owned it.

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Thanks four all the comments. It doesn't pull when I stop but I might go back and maybe check if I didn't clean the pin good enough.
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Could also be a semi seized caliper. Happened to my 06 cobalt when I owned it.
How would I check if it's that?
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They just did the front brakes on my car and they told me the drivers side pins were seized they said its a common problem
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Anytime you do your brakes make sure to put the slider lubricant on the sliders.

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