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Is it possible that a single rear brake has been doing the lion's share of slowing the vehicle down for 11 months? Front brakes do much more of the work than rear brakes. This is why front brakes must be cooled better than rear brakes, why front brakes have bigger rotors, thicker pads, etc. It sounds like you had a lightly sticking rear caliper which ...


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I agree with the accepted answer by @HandyHowie, but here is a heads-up: watch that new caliper, and check its temperature against the others in a few days and again in a few weeks. Here's why: sometimes a caliper just seems to be defective when the real culprit is the brake hose serving that caliper. The internal lining of the brake hose can collapse and ...


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Your final thought is correct. Only 1 calliper was faulty. You said it that the pads on the faulty calliper had even wear, which indicates that the slider mechanism was not seized. The piston on the faulty calliper was clearly seizing out and not freeing the pads when the brake was released. If this had been on the front wheels you would likely have felt ...


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