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Cartridge of friction material that is contained within a brake caliper.

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Brake pads sliding (?) between reverse and forward?

I just had my rear discs and pads replaced (2015 Golf). Everything seems fine, but if I'm backing up and press the brakes, there will be a "clunk" on one or both sides; when I then drive ...
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If my brakes are making a metal on metal noise, it is pretty much guaranteed I should replace my rotors along with my brake pads?

I've driven a moderate amount for 2 days after I noticed the horrible sound coming from my brakes. Do you think there is any chance I can still have them resurfaced? I realize the obvious answer is 'I'...
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How can I measure brake pad thickness without removing the wheels?

Is there a way to measure the pad thickness w/o removing the wheels? (disc brakes obviously)
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What could have caused 1 brake pad to wear down to metal while my other 3 pads are ~50% used?

I just paid $400 to replace the front brake pads and rotors on a 2011 Honda Pilot. Here is what the 4 brake pads look like: 3 are in great shape--maybe 50% usage?--and 1 is down to the metal, and I ...
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Squeaking Brake Noises

My dad gave me his 2014 2014 Honda Cr-v with over 80K miles. I'm not good with cars and I'm hearing squeaking noises when hitting the brakes. Does that mean that my brake pads and rotors need ...
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Squeaking After Rotor/Pad Replacement?

Anyone know what could be causing the squeaking in this clip? I recently had my rotors and brake pads replaced. It appears to only be coming from the right rear wheel. It doesn’t go away even after ...
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Car unstable after a disc and pads change?

I replaced a rear rotor and pads and also just pads on other side. I didn't replace rotor on other side as first caliper carrier had to be cut off and I didn't have time to do same of other side hence ...
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Squeaking noise when braking once per wheel rotation

I have a Hyundai Tucson 2016, and when I'm breaking, I hear some sort of a squeak sound that comes from the front left side of the car. It seems to occur once every full wheel rotation. So the faster ...
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Brake pads fit too tight in caliper bracket

I changed brake pads on my Toyota Sienna LE 2009. I used these pads https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/carquest-wearever-platinum-professional-ceramic-brake-pads-front-4-pad-set-pxd906ah/10866511-P I ...
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Brake Rotors pitted after only ~5000Km

I changed the brake pads and discs/rotors a while ago, at 200K km, on my 2006 Skoda Octavia. Previous ones were pitted as well so I was just happy to be able to brake properly. But at around 205K km ...
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How can a damaged caliper prevent other calipers from fully pressurizing?

I've got a 2013 CR-V. During a recent service, I asked a tech to take a look at what might be causing a weird smell to come from one of the rear wheels. During the initial look, he noticed that there ...
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Can ceramic disc brakes pads contain asbestos?

I have been reading articles like this one and this one, talking about how asbestos is still a problem with car brakes. There is even a post in Mechanics stack exchange from 2016 asking about ...
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Rattling noise after break pad, disk and caliper change

I own a BMW 3 series 2008 318i. I got my rear break pad and disks changed as well as the caliper changed on the rear left 2 days ago. A day later driving home i noticed rattling noises coming from ...
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Do worn out tires effect the brake pad, rotor and shocks?

My tires are worn out and the mechanic suggested that if I don't change them then it will cause negative impact on the brake pad, rotor and shocks? Is this true. Car is done 150000 kms and braking ...
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What type are 2016 Subaru Forester OEM brake pads?

Facing replacement of rotors and pads in my 2016 Forester, I consider non-OEM parts. Thus, I was trying to figure out what type are the OEM pads (i.e., semi-metallic, ceramic). I could not find this ...
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When should I replace a 2016 Subaru Forester brake pads?

Last time I put my 2016 Forester to a regular service, I was told I need to replace the rear pads and rotors, and to revisit the front pads as they have some 5mm left on them. When do you replace the ...
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How can I check if the new brake pad will fit my caliper before buying?

I am trying to get a set of EBC redstuff brake pads for my 2019 mazda 3 hatch. How can I tell if it would be compatible? And would I need new "sport" oriented rotors with those cooling vents to go ...
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Do I have to replace brake discs as well as pads?

I'm on my second Mercedes (CLK then C class). I gather that due to the design, where the pads grip slightly inside the edge of the disc, the discs will always become lipped. Whenever the pads have ...
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Performance brake pads for regular driving [closed]

For an average vehicle such as a 2002 Honda Accord that is used for regular driving around town, to and from work, etc. and absolutely not use for performance activities such as racing, and also no ...
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Brake pad change - passat 2011

Implausible signal Brakes fail Very dissapointed
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Can I change the brake pads without changing brake disc for the front tyres?

I drive Honda Jazz 2010 model. My brake discs for the rear tyres have experienced some corrosion and I intend to change the brake discs together with brake pads for the rear tyres. My brake discs ...
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Mixing brake pad materials, front and rear

I have a 2004 Subaru Outback, disc brakes front and rear. Some time ago, I bought some ceramic brake pads (Duralast Max) for the front, and didn't realize I forgot to buy the same for the rear. ...
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Brake Pads on a Jeep Patriot

I have recently changed the brake pads on my Jeep Patriot. It seems to me that the pads just "sit" inside the caliper as opposed to actually being attached (in some shape, way, or form) to something. ...
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How to diagnose single sided brake locking?

Car: Mazda MX-5 MK1 1.6 with 1.8 brake kit, no ABS So, I had a front passenger side sticking caliper, which I replaced. I kept the brake pads as they had only a few millimetres of difference on the ...
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What is a usual value for the dimensional tolerance of brake pads?

Is there a specific regulation for the maximum tolerance allowed while manufacturing brake pads? If not, what is a usual value set by manufacturers? I would really appreciate references. Thanks a ...
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Brake pad wears faster than other three

I've changed all my calipers, all my rotors, and all my pads in an attempt to fix this problem, but it has not gone away. My rear passenger brake pad wears fast, to the point where it begins to grind,...
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I got new tires installed and now the left rear brake is stuck

2008 Honda CRV. Like I stated, I got new tires recently. I was trying to save a couple bucks, and went with a body shop that had a tire balancing machine. I think they messed up, because ever since I'...
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For the '03 Audi A8 3.7 V8, can you retract the rear calipers without the need for dealer tools/software?

As far as I can see, if I understand it correctly, you need special equipment to replace the rear pads on many Audi's. Otherwise you won't be able to retract the rear calipers. Is this also true for ...
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Install 2 different brands of brake pads on front wheels

My truck (92 Ford Ranger, rwd) has suffered from brake dust on the front wheels over the past few brake pad replacements. I don't remember it being this bad with the brake pads which were on the front ...
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Clio 2 1.2 1998 strange sound from brakes

When I'm applying a brake there is coming strange sound from left front wheel. My guess was that it's coming from brakes, so I disassemble the wheel. Below is a picture of breaking pads and rotor from ...
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Brake pads aren't fitting into the caliper slots of my civic?

I brought a pair of rotors and pads, the pads were wagers. This is for a 2003 Honda civic. I "believe" that these are the right pads. When I went to put the outward facing pad on it slid in there ...
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Do I have to scrape the brake pads?

I own a Dodge Nitro and I have replaced all the brake pads. Now I have just bought four(4) new rotors (slotted). Do I have scrape the brake pads after I replace the rotors because the rotors are ...
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In general, are there signficant differences between OEM and non-OEM brake parts?

The cost of OEM parts for some cars are just completely crazy, compared to the cost of non OEM, third party parts for the same cars. That said, the quality of the cars must be at least somewhat ...
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What breakpad height for 256mm disc

I am going to replace the front break discs and brake pads of my opel vectra b 1997 1.6 16V sedan . The discs are ZIMMERMANN 430.1461.20 256mm. But I cant decide between ate brake pads 13.0460-7052.2 ...
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My brake pads on one wheel only last a month or 2 each time I change them?

I have a 2007 Pontiac G6, 4 cylinder. About a 4 months ago in January I almost got hit by a Dodge Durango that ran a light and almost crushed me literally headed straight for the driver door. So i ...
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Is it safe to Drive an hour or more on the highway after a brake pad change?

So I recently replaced the brakes pads on my Vehicle. After I did the change I drove it around my Neighborhood for a short time. I got back to my garage and the Rotors were super hot. Which I have ...
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Grinding noise when braking after fitting new pads and discs

Just fitted my own pads and discs to both front wheels for the first time. Driver's side is fine but passenger's side makes a slight grinding noise when I brake. The caliper on the passenger side was ...
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Does 14' Audi S4 (B8.5) have rear brake pad wear sensors?

I am shopping for new rear brake pads for my 14' Audi s4 b8.5 and cannot find any information on the rear brake pad wear sensors. To my knowledge, the front ones had these sensors and I had to ...
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Brake pad doesn't fully contact disc

My brake pads don't appear to fully contact the disc. They extend past the disc. Is this normal? Did I get the wrong size brake pads? I don't recall ever having this problem before. I am also ...
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Front Brake Pads problem

I replaced a front rotor and caliper on my 1994 Oldsmobile but not the pads, I have rust spots on it and even after I drive it the spots of rust are still there. Does this mean that the pads are not ...
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Sticking brake pad on 2012 Kia Rio 1.4L

My Kia Rio's brake pads made it to the indicator. Upon checking the pads it seemed that the pad situated against the piston is much more worn than the opposing pad. I removed the brake pads and ...
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Pulsating brakes and vibrating car after pad replacement (that later went away), should I continue driving?

I have changed brakes at local auto garage. On first drive around the town and local road brakes heated up to almost red smoke was coming and I was worried that tires will get on fire, you could hear ...
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Does brake fluid require topping-up as brake pads wear out?

The other day I was watching a video of a guy changing brake pads, and the first thing he suggested was opening the brake fluid container to remove some fluid with a syringe. This is to avoid ...
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How much disc brake drag is acceptable?

As far as I know brake pads are supposed to maintain slight contact with the rotor at all times. As usually the only thing pushing the piston back after braking is flex of the square cut seal around ...
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How much distance would 1mm off front brakes translate into?

I am planning to replace my front brake pads within a month. I was told that if my brake wear sensor trips, I will need to buy new sensors as they will get destroyed. So I am trying to save my brake ...
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Do I need to replace just my one rusted rear rotor, or do I need to replace both rear rotors?

I have one rear rotor that is partially rusted on the braking surface and the rust won't go away. I tried scraping down the surface to even it out, and then the entire surface looked rusted. I had ...
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Rotor Replaced and MY Car is only 3 years old

I went to pep boys because i heard squealing and my pads were worn down. he also told me that i needed to replace my rotors so not knowing anything i did but i asked them tog ive them to me so i could ...
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