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Unread 06-23-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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Not sure if rear calipers are bad?

Basically rear pads are just about worn down and the rotor is only showing wear on the inner 2 inches. The outer half of the rotor is not worn down nearly as much but is rough as hell to the touch.

The odd part is more pad is remaining on the part where the rotor is showing the pad connecting to it. This is hard to describe and guess I need a pic but just curious is there an easy way to tell if caliper is the problem? I would assume the rotor should wear evenly and even the front ones are very similar with plenty of brake pad left (changed front rotors and pads at 30k miles. Have 55k miles now). I had a trusted 4x4 jeep shop do the front work so not sure what is going on.

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Unread 06-23-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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Basically rear pads are just about worn down and the rotor is only showing wear on the inner 2 inches. The outer half of the rotor is not worn down nearly as much but is rough as hell to the touch.

The odd part is more pad is remaining on the part where the rotor is showing the pad connecting to it. This is hard to describe and guess I need a pic but just curious is there an easy way to tell if caliper is the problem? I would assume the rotor should wear evenly and even the front ones are very similar with plenty of brake pad left (changed front rotors and pads at 30k miles. Have 55k miles now). I had a trusted 4x4 jeep shop do the front work so not sure what is going on.
Pull the calipers and make sure the guide sleeves move freely in the dust boots. If they don't, pull the sleeve out of the dust boot, clean and lube it with a good brake grease and put them back together.
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