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Rear pads wearing out before the fronts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    If you've never done a burnout, why do you own a muscle car? Lol. Jk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjgreen6 View Post
    It is possible that the rubber hose in the rear has deteriorated internally and is holding pressure toward the wheel cylinders. The internal rubber gets soft and starts to act like a one way valve or at least a one way slow restriction when you press on the brakes. The pressure creates enough drag to wear the pads and heat up the rotors but not enough to really feel from the driver's seat. Can't see the deterioration of the hose from the outside. Given the age of our cars, this would be my guess. Swap the rear hose, bleed the brakes all around and see if the problem goes away.
    Well, the mechanice blew air through the center-rear hose, and barely got air flow through it, I think theres a good chance that we found the culprit. The bleeders were also gunked up, as well.

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    Hmmm. Going to flush the lines with brake cleaner or just replace them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whamhammer View Post
    Well, the mechanice blew air through the center-rear hose, and barely got air flow through it, I think theres a good chance that we found the culprit. The bleeders were also gunked up, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Hmmm. Going to flush the lines with brake cleaner or just replace them?
    I wish I had the presense of mind, at the time, to have asked them to do that but I didnt.

    I will have to hope that replacing the hoses and the brake flush will be enough. The thing gets a brake flush every two years, if it needs it or not.

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    Found this last night

    I pulled my wheels off the rear to put new tires on them and to install new e brake shoes. So I guess it's now new rotor and pads too.







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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Found this last night

    I pulled my wheels off the rear to put new tires on them and to install new e brake shoes. So I guess it's now new rotor and pads too.

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    Its a good thing that you caught that.

    Why do you need to replace the parking brake shoes? Those things are thin to begin with, I can't tell you how many times someone bought e brake shoes, only to return them because they thought the shoes were too thin, until they saw them new.

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    I have never seen a caliper lose a pad before -- were the mounting bolts loose or something?

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    Nope the bolts were tight, pins slide just fine. I honestly have no idea how. I did notice the slide guides were missing. The piece that the pads sit on and slide on.

    I got it all back in last night with new stuff, tested the hell out of it and so far so good. Now maybe I can dial in my PV. Good news is I no longer hear what was sounding like a wheel bearing growl. I won't be 100% sure till I can take it up on the highway again.
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