[Top] [All Lists]

Re: Uneven front brake pad wear

Subject: Re: Uneven front brake pad wear
From: (Rick Morrison)
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 23:26:00 EDT
It probably means that one or more of the following are present.
 1. Sticky caliper piston, resulting in increased drag on that pad.
 2. Badly worn surface on one side of the disc. IF the well worn pad was
an inside (toward the center) one, Check for damage to the rotor surface
from road crud, stones etc haveing damaged the surface.
 3.  One caliper not centerd on the rotor.  Though not ususal, it can
occur and if sever enough, cause a  pad to drag. Usually, though, minor
off-centered calipers will be compensated by the caliper piston's natural
self adjusment.

Rick Morrison
74 Midget

On Sun, 26 Apr 1998 21:27:52 -0400 (EDT) (Eric
R. Stephen) writes:
>Just changed the front disk brake pads (lockheed) on my MGA 1600.  
>front had really uneven wear (1/16" outer; 3/16" inner)  as compared 
>the right side (3/16" in/outer). Does this mean anything assuming all 
>changed at one time together?
>         ' ' '          Great is the truth and mighty above all 
>      (  o   o )        It endureth and is always strong;
><---ooO---(_)---Ooo---> It liveth and conquereth for ever more.
>1960 MGA Roadster       The more thou searchest, the more thou shalt 

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>