how to check inner front pads

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how to check inner front pads

Postby reevo » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:19 pm

Hi All

I was forced to change my front brake pads AND discs (after ONLY 35000km!!!!) at a rip-off cost from Ford.

I'm trying to keep an eye on things myself, but find it impossible to check how much material is still remaining on my front inner brake pads - how can I do this? I ask because it seems that there is only about 3mm left on my outers, and it was the inners which wore down the quickest last time....

Thank very much. :)

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Re: how to check inner front pads

Postby Stu » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:30 pm

only real way is to take the wheel off and check
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Re: how to check inner front pads

Postby reevo » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:08 am

Stu wrote:only real way is to take the wheel off and check


Hi Stu

Thanks for your reply.

I have taken the wheels off, but the caliper, backing plate, etc is all in the way.....so can't see a thing. So it seems I have to remove the pads, then, to check it out properly...???

Thanks.

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Re: how to check inner front pads

Postby Jeff_ZA » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:43 am

I think its better to get assistance, you will learn in the process.

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