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96 Taurus. Front driver side brake, outside pad is wearing alot faster than any of the other, almost twice as much wear. Any ideas on what is doing this?
 

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I would say that you need to grease the bushings around the caliper mounting bolts. The bushings are supposed to let the caliper float back to its original position when you let off the brakes, but it sounds like yours is stuck and the outside pad is staying pressed against the rotor. Hope this helps.
 

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If you mean the out board as compared to the inboard on the same brake I have seen that too. In fact I take my brakes apart once a year, inspect and re-grease the pins and flip the pads around to even wear.
 

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Originally posted by SHOZ123@Apr 25 2004, 11:57 PM
If you mean the out board as compared to the inboard on the same brake I have seen that too. In fact I take my brakes apart once a year, inspect and re-grease the pins and flip the pads around to even wear.
Hmm, that's odd. On the '99, as well as the two Gen 2s since then, the upper edge of the inside front pad has been the highest wear spot.
 

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What I have noticed is the side with the piston wears the most although the wear is even on the individual pad. And this is true for the rear too.

If you are having just one wheel and one pad on that brake wear I would suspect the caliper bracket.
 

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Originally posted by SHOZ123@Apr 26 2004, 07:15 AM
What I have noticed is the side with the piston wears the most although the wear is even on the individual pad. And this is true for the rear too.

If you are having just one wheel and one pad on that brake wear I would suspect the caliper bracket.
Nope, this has been pretty consistent upper inner (piston-side) wear on both calipers, and this has been across three SHO now (all with the '96-type front brake setups).
 
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