BLACK DUST

  • Tiny
  • thecatinthehat
  • 2000 Chrysler


I have a grand caravan and there is a lot of black dust on my tires when I change my abs brakes. Also it seems like I have to change them very often they go really fast. What could be the problem?

Monday, May 28th, 2012 AT 11:21 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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It is the material of the pads that produce the dirt on the wheel. Clean the wheels often to rid the dust.

Driving habits are the most common reason for going through brakes.

Be carefull of dust protectors on the wheels as they starve the brakes for air to cool them if you use them.

Roy

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Monday, May 28th, 2012 AT 11:24 PM
  • Tiny
  • thecatinthehat
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I heard that metallic or semi-metallic brake pads cause this, is it true? If so what would be the best types of pads to use

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Monday, May 28th, 2012 AT 11:33 PM
  • Tiny
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You can try ceramics. They will reduce the dust but are more expensive.

Roy

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Monday, May 28th, 2012 AT 11:55 PM

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