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post #1 of 15 Old 10-09-2007, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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screwed up brakes

What would cause a brake pad to wear unevenly? Like the lower part of the pad is warn more than the upper part. I only had this happen on the front passanger side. At first I thought nothing of it when I changed the pads but now I'm getting trouble. To start my truck doesn't stop very well and now when I apply the brakes it wants to pull to the passanger side enough to fight the steering wheel a little. I want to get this fixed and probably next time I take my truck in I'll have the Fleet center do a tear down on my front brake system. But I just want to know if anyone might have an anwser to the brake pad problem?
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you sure its a pad problem? my first guess is rotor warping...
The pad wasn't worn evenly. I would have a pic but I can't find the pad.
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My first thought would be warped rotor also, maybe a f'ed up piston on the caliper.

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isn't it still under warranty? I know the pads and rotors won't be warrantied... but possibly the calipers (is that only on the 36K warranty?)

But I would suspect the warped rotor also and then the caliper piston
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Exact same problem. Mine is on the driver's side and when I put the new pads on, it is making a grinding noise.

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its going to be either a sticking caliper piston or a sticking slide pin that the caliper bolts too....
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Check the caliper slide pins, one could be stuck not letting caliper to move freely.
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agree with everyone, I just did my brake's coupla weeks ago, and my sheet was fugged up, I had to wire wheel everything and use Anti Seeze the pins and anywhere else the pads slid,
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I had the same thing on my 05 350 on the rear passenger. I got my truck used and it happened less then a week after i got it, just make sure you catch it in time my truck had no sign of brake problems and stop just fine, but then when i went to back out of my driveway my petal hit the floor and lost all braking power. What happened was my caliper pins locked up and didn't allow to brakes to fully release and it jammed my pad between my rotor and caliper bracket then when i hit my brakes it had the actually calliper rubbing the rotor and tore the whole piston out of the caliper. Deff a costly repair!!!!!!!
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