My brakes seem to be fine when I step on them. Today I noticed whistling noise, so I looked at rear wheel and rotors had deep grooves in them. Pads are all gone, literally metal on metal. The other side has a good 1/4 or so of pad left. Shouldn't pads wear more or less the same on each side? Is this definitely the caliper or could it just be pads?
Just got off the phone with a former student who brought up "another" Ford torn apart on his hoist for grinding rear disc brakes. The cause is a leaking axle seal. The grease gets onto the inner pad and eats it away.
March, 23, 2012 AT 5:25 PM
Okay, the metal plate that clips the pad on is resting right against the router causing grinding. I am trying to figure out if it needs the caliper replaced.
March, 23, 2012 AT 5:36 PM
Nothing wrong with the caliper. Check for signs of a leaking axle seal.