- boarderboy wrote:
- I've been hearing a little squeal during braking recently (no issues with stopping power) so I figured I need to rotate my tires anyway and I could take a look. What I found confused the hell out of me. I believe these pads are around 8 years old but from what my completely inexperienced eyes are telling me, the front pads are basically pristine and the back pads are.... well I can't see them. Are they just super worn down? What could be causing that? Before someone thinks I've been driving around with the e-brake engaged, I really don't think that's it. Buying new pads to install this weekend...
nope I wouldn't blame ya with the e-brake, since that's inside the "top hat" of the rear brake rotor. The one thing that comes to my mind, have you been lubing the sliding pins of the rear brake rotors? A sticking caliper could be wearing down the pads prematurely. Also, make sure you're using the toyota brake grease, not silicone. The silicone will swell the rubber sliding guides and cause the caliper to stick. Toyota's part number is 08887-01206 for the correct sliding pin grease..
but.. ya get some new pads, definitely.. oh and when you take the caliper apart to get the pads out, take a look at both pads, did they wear evenly? Usually when a sliding ping sticks, one wears more than the other pad.