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Bad brake calipre?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by kbsnow, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. kbsnow

    kbsnow Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 146

    My wife has a 98 Ford Explorer and the drivers wheel is loaded with brake dust, and the passenger wheel has very little. I really don't feel any pulling when braking or when driving. I also notice the driver rotor seems to be wearing a bit faster and the psnger side looks like normal wear. So, which calipre is bad, the driver side or passenger. I am thinking the driver side might be sticking just a little bit. I have cleaned all the slides and put brake grease, but still the same results.
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Check the rears to make sure they are still working because if they are not then the fronts are doing more work.Did the caliper go back in easy?
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    Did you look to see if there is any difference on the amount of brake pad left on Right Vs left side.

    Some times the wheel rim shape can make a difference as to whether the air goes out through the wheel and caries the dust, or in through the wheel.