Pads *and* rotors? They wear together, and if you only change one, it takes
a LONG time for them to wear to the same relative "flatness" as each other.
Did you "bed" them in before letting her drive? Usually consists of getting up
to 45-50 MPH, then braking semi-hard, enough to bring the car *almost* to a
stop in about 5 seconds. (Find a nice quiet backroad if you can. Try not to
do it in traffic or on the freeway). Repeat several times until they start to feel
normal enough to be safe. Try not to overheat them, but they will smell like hot
brakes while doing this. Take a few laps to let them cool down afterwards.
When I change my own brakes, even after doing the bed-in process,
sometimes it takes a week or so before they feel exactly like the did with
the old parts. Just takes time for the rough pads and rough rotors to
smoooooooth out and match each other.
On Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 2:44:56 PM UTC-10, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote
ut more pressure to stop and the front pads smell like they are heating up
I did put ceramic pads on front and back the brake pedal is not the same b
efore I changed the pads, need more pressure to stop
If you upgraded to ceramic pads from a softer material, it might require mo
re pressure to stop. That's normal. Some smell might be normal too - initia
lly. If you're worried about the caliper pistons being stuck, jack the whee
ls up and make sure the pads aren't binding. Give the brake pedal a nice fi
rm push first.
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