Rapid brake pad loss on one wheel.

Tiny
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Working with a 2001 Impala 3.8L WITH 80,000 miles. (6 months ago) I repaired the front brakes after my wife stated she heard noise from the front. I replaced the pads on the right side and EVERTHING on the left. The left pads were gone AKA missing so the caliper piston was pushing directly on the rotor. I replaced the rotor, caliper and pads on the left. I bled the system and everything seemed fine. Now after more grinding noise surfaced the left side has uneven grooves in the rotor and the pads are nearly worn, (only 6 months and only one side). Could the new caliper be the problem, or maybe the master cylinder? Please point me in the right direction.
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Friday, April 13th, 2007 AT 8:45 PM

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Tiny
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Different possiblilites, but for the record, what you do to one side of the brakes, you should do to the other.

Might be a bad caliper, although a fluid restriction could also affect it. Very doubtful on the master however. Caliper should be under warranty, make sure you use a good high temperature caliper grease on the moving parts and if you have rear drum brakes, clean and adjust them at the same time.
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Friday, April 13th, 2007 AT 8:50 PM

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