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Old 07-11-2013, 03:13 AM   #1
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I am changing the front right wheel bearing. After removing the calipers, the pads fell out.

I was surprised when I saw the wear on the pads. The top of both the inside and outside pad has zero wear. Has anyone ever seen this before?
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I can't tell because of the lighting, but it appears as if the pads sit 1/2" above the rotor. Can you verify that?
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Mike,

It is showing 3/8 above the rotors. I have never seen anything like this before. I think I am using Wagner ceramics.

Kind of sucks, I ordered a new wheel bearing, and it is coming in today. Thought I would get the Bonny staged and just on the new bearing after work tonight. I have a 450 road trip to start Saturuday morning and I can't be late. Wish I would of waited to replace the bearing, I don't like rigging stuff. I am guessing if I have to replace the pads, then at 193k miles I should likely replace the calipers. Now I am bleeding brakes.....
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That is a strange one. The only thing I can think of is if the top slider pin was seized up. Make sure the pin and hole are clean and put some grease in there.
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Look for anything that might be interfering with the travel of the top of the brake pads. Do the locking tabs move freely in the channels? Are the spring clips fully seated? That type of thing.
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Roy,

You have answered my question. I can't put the old pads back on, even temporarily. I purchased all new brake pipes and lines and was going to repalce the calipers when I did the pipe/ line replacement. Guess I will be doing the calipers and pads tomorrow.

Not happy as not enough time to get calipers/pads and rotors from RockAuto. AutoZone charges more for their in-house brand Chinese crap brake parts than RockAuto does for high quality brake parts.
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Why don't you just put cheap pads on for now?
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Roy,

I found some unused cheaps pads for the Bravada that I had from AutoZone via 2007. They exchanged them for me today, and gave me $6 back... Enough for a dozen at Tim Hortons....
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Think I may have found the problem. Is it possible by rotors are for the SE and not the SSEI.

SE rotors are 277mm wide
SSEi rotors are 363 mm wide

I am wondering if I was given SE rotors by mistake- and that they will function in the SSEi?
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You beat me to it Mike. You verified my first question, now to verify your theory, measure from the groove in the brake pad to the top in MM. And compare that difference to the size in rotors between SE and SSEi.
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