That is telling you that the caliper slide pins are beginning to lose their
lubrication. When you change the pads, you need to obtain some caliper slide
pin lube, remove all the slide pins, clean the pin bore and the inside of
the boots.(if boots and pins are damaged--replace as needed..) Refill pin
bore, and inside of boots with lube and reassemble.
If the pins and boots lose their lubrication, you will have serious damage
to the rotors, and possible the calipers too. Not to mention , braking
faster on the piston side. The amount of wear he disribed is normal. You are
correct that the pins ect should be cleaned/lubed as needed. This should be
done at the same time as the brake job regardless.
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I did not say his Caliper was sticking..please read my post again, but
rather .." Caliper Slide Pins..."
These pins are what the caliper floats on..slides back and forth on to
enable the pads to come into contact with the rotor. When the Caliper is not
sliding freely, the in-board/piston side pads wear faster. Before I was
taught this in class, I found this out the Hard Way...and that is the cold
I'd like to see a set of brake pads with such EVEN wear as that!
Unless you have pistons on both sides of your caliper, then the outboard pad
will always wear less than the inboard one.
I have never seen it otherwise.
You are not maintaining your brakes properly. The calipers should
be free to float. Disassemble, clean and lub the sliders. One
should jab the brakes hard on occasion to keep them free
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