October 27, 2010

Brake Pad Worn Excessively

Grinding sound is heard coming from the brake.

Troubleshooting car problems of excessive brake pad worn out
When the brake pad worn excessively wherein worn down the metal causing it to rub against the disc or the drum can cause a grinding sound coming from the brake, depending on whether the front or rear bake has been worn. Grinding sound can easily be noticed by the driver or passenger especially when the car is braking.

Possible cause of excessively worn brake pad
Excessively worn brake pad is cause by poor maintenance. Probably the brake has been neglected too long that’s why the pad is worn down to the metal.

How to fix excessively worn brake pad
Fixing an excessively worn brake pad can be expensive depending on the extent of the problem. You need a brake pad replacement first then have the disc or drum machined to make smoother the uneven surface caused by the grinding to have the new pad make an even contact with the disc or drum. If the damage is extreme, you’ll need to replace the disc or drum depending on where portion is affected -front or rear brake- with a new one to avoid a much bigger problem that may arise due to uneven disc or drum surface.

Read also: My Brake Pedal Goes to Floor

To prevent the pad to worn excessively, the first time you have notice the grinding sound bring the car to auto repair shop and have it check, also it would be helpful to have the car regularly check up by a mechanic depending on what is specified on the owner’s manual.

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