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Old December 31st, 2010, 12:37
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excessive brake dust on one wheel?

hello, i have excessive brake dust on the drivers front wheel. it looks like dust from a metallic pad. i bought the jeep a few months back with a bent rear axle shaft and changed out the rear brakes with ceramic and of course got a new shaft and seals. could it be that the previous owner had changed out only one wheel with metallics.the rig is not pulling or shaking or smelling like burnt pad and the rotors pads and pistons all seem to be good. i am just seeing if ai am missing something here.... thanks 94 XJ 4.0 3" lift with 31 DC's
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Old December 31st, 2010, 12:46
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Re: excessive brake dust on one wheel?

Make sure that the caliper slides freely on its mounting bolts.
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Old December 31st, 2010, 13:07
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Re: excessive brake dust on one wheel?

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Make sure that the caliper slides freely on its mounting bolts.
And that the brake pads are not dug into their mounting surfaces. Had to fix them on my '96, as the pads were dug into grooves, and the outers were not releasing properly, always dragging.
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Old December 31st, 2010, 14:17
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Re: excessive brake dust on one wheel?

hey har... what do you mean by dug in?
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 16:49
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Re: excessive brake dust on one wheel?

The contact point between the pad and the knuckle gets a divot worn into it and can cause the pad to hang up.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 11:39
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hey har... what do you mean by dug in?
Read this, even has pictures: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/xj...rooves-924713/
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 16:21
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Re: excessive brake dust on one wheel?

i bought a chevrolet c-1500 not to long ago. i went to inspect the front brakes and each side had different pads in it? you could be right and this be your problem?
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