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#1 frostman83

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

Noob question here. My front pads only about a quarter is touching the disc if that makes sense. There not fully flush to the disc and there doest appear to be even wear. Is this normal or do they need replacing

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#2 artscot79

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:41 PM

The pad should be in contact with the disk pretty much all the time sounds like one of youre pistons is stuck

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:40 PM

Agreed.
They should sit flat, at an angle you're likely to get brake fade, early wear and a lot of squealing.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

get the car sorted asap.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:06 PM

It does sound like the pistons stuck and that brake isnt working at all

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:18 PM

I will get a photo of it tomorrow and see what you guys think.
I presume the whole pad should sit flush with the disc. Only about a quarter is at the top that I can see.
I bought it from a ford dealer. It's had a service and mot too. Strange.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:27 PM

Do you know if it has just has new pads fitted?

 

I have only seen this problem once, after i changed the pads on a mates fiesta mk6. After some bedding in they were fine.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:30 PM

Not sure about new pads. They certainly have a fair bit left on them that's for sure.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

If the disks are nice and shiny and the pads look very clean then they may be new as stef said hows the car when braking does it pull to one side or take a while to stop

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:46 PM

also, is the pad contact identical on both sides?



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:53 PM

It doesn't pull to one side but the brakes don't seem really sharp I'd say the feel ok. And yes same contact on both sides !?

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:57 PM

It doesn't pull to one side but the brakes don't seem really sharp I'd say the feel ok. And yes same contact on both sides !?

 

If the pads don't have full contact then the brakes wont feel very sharp/confident.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

I think I'm going to replace them after why you guys say.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:00 PM

I think I'm going to replace them after why you guys say.

 

If in any doubt then you are probably best/safer to change them. Also inspect the caliper/carrier when you do so.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

Will do. Thanks for all the help

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