- Mar 31, 2005
Just like the title says. I'm off to a good start...i have the wheel off.
HISSIN50 said:you can also check them for true (i have seen them be bent before). if one pad is worn a lot more than the other (and the caliper is not sticking), that can indicate a bad pin.
I was referring to the pads wearing unevenly (one wears more than the other), not crooked pad wear. I said that it can indicate a bad pin, not that this was the only cause. I believe I prefaced this by saying that one should check the pin for true to begin with. good info nonetheless.dcarlson said:The pads may wear crocket even if the pins are straight. That's waht S.S. caliper guide sleves are for: keeps the caliper straigher so the pads wear more evenly and clamp more effectively.
So noted. Thanks Don (another one of your gems).gt90stang said:HISSIN50,
I'm pretty sure the caliper pins are coated with Cadmium (haven't checked on the SEM and this acts as a lubricant so the calipers don't jam on the pins. The first time I changed mine the coating was gone and the calipers would hang and cause uneven wear. So now I just put new ones on with each pad change and lube them with caliper lube.