Rear driver side brakes are metal to metal can I drive without the brake pads

Tiny
PJ SYLENXENAYBAH BENTON
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  • 2005 VOLVO XC70
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  • 4WD
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  • 210,000 MILES
My back driver side brakes are metal to metal on my rotor, I want to know can I still drive the car if I take the brake pads off the back driver side?
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Saturday, August 24th, 2019 AT 8:35 PM

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Tiny
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Hi and welcome to 2CarPros. I do not know if I understood the question? Are you talking about removing the brake pads and driving your vehicle like that? The answer is no. You will damage the caliper piston and it can just blow out causing loss of brakes. If your metal to metal I recommend you tow it over to your mechanic.
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Saturday, August 24th, 2019 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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Okay. Understandable, but if I get new brakes and wait to change the rotor would it get me by until I can get a new rotor?
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Sunday, August 25th, 2019 AT 7:51 AM
Tiny
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If it is just barely started I have seen some people just slap pads on it. I wouldn't recommend it but that will be something for you to examine the damage to the rotor and make that call yourself.
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Sunday, August 25th, 2019 AT 1:30 PM
Tiny
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Okay, thank you so much.
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Sunday, August 25th, 2019 AT 6:26 PM
Tiny
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Hi, so I checked my tire out and realized that the brakes on the driver side rear is touching the rotor, but the brake pad it self is still good. What could it be? I was thinking the caliper.
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 AT 3:21 AM
Tiny
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Your rotors could be dished out already causing the pad backing to rub on the lip. Can you upload a picture so we can see please?
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Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 AT 8:46 AM

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