Originally Posted by fordboy98
Overhauling disc brakes can sometimes involve more than just replacing pads. Apart from sizing and skimmimg the rotors to ensure the new pads bed in correctly, other things should be checked to ensure that there is no binding. The pistons should move smoothly in and out of the cylinders (albeit with quite some resistance, which is normal), and the caliper assembly as a whole should move side to side to allow for takeup with pad wear. Some assemblies are quite tight but move they will, and must.
If the caliper assembly is frozen (which is common enough) it cannot move laterally and typically one pad (the inner) will wear down to almost nothing whilst the outer pad will look almost new. Overhauling brakes means checking all these things.
but i thought that they would be able to tell if the calipers had seized? when i got my rear pads done the last time the calipers seized and they fixed them using a kit or something.
the guy had a look at the rotors and sadi that they look fine and that he would not reccomend getting them machined or replaced.
so how can i check if these things move as they should?
or is there someone who i can trust to take it too to figure it out?
i would like to find out myself before i go going to people to get things done to it.
i read in my repair manual that it could have something to do with my master cylinder or my handbrake. but thats the thing my master cylinder is leaking and i know that it would need to be replaced and sometimes very rarely my park brake light comes on when im driving not slowly either but not too fast either. so i dont know what to do or where to start.