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Old 05-27-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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Intalled new pads--not fully touching rotor???

Hi guys,

I just changed my front and rear brake pads and noticed that my rear pads (on both sides) do not seem to touching the rotor completely. It looks as if though the pads are gripping the outer edge more than the inner as on the inner edge they barely take off the morning rust. I can't say 100% that they are not touching completely...but I'm assuming since I can still see some rust on the inner part they are not touching hard enough.

Is this normal for new pads until they break in a bit?

I noticed that my old rear pads were slanted a bit (maybe 0.5mm differnece btwn inner/outer edge)

any input much appreciated
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Were your slider pins fucntioning fully and smoothly?
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How old are your rotors? They probably need to be turned. Slider pin servicing is probably required as well, since the average internet mechanic never thinks and/or knows about that part.
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slider pins seemed fine...car has 50k on it
I'll prolly get my rotors resurfaced on friday didn't have time to do that when doing pads.

you guys know of a place that will resurface rotors for cheap? If I take them off and bring them to the shop whats the going rate for resurfacing?

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No biggie. Sounds like you did the pads and not the rotors.

They'll wear in and start functioning properly with regular use. You *could* get the rotors turned but imo it's not mandatory. We're talking about your rears here, not the fronts. I'd save myself the cash.
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slider pins seemed fine...car has 50k on it
I'll prolly get my rotors resurfaced on friday didn't have time to do that when doing pads.

you guys know of a place that will resurface rotors for cheap? If I take them off and bring them to the shop whats the going rate for resurfacing?

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try sanding the pads?
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drove for about 3 weeks now and everything is fine now...I guess it just needed time to "break in"
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