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'94 Nissan Maxima SE, Rear Brake Wear Problems

Q: I have a ‘94 Nissan Maxima SE with rear disc brakes. I changed my brakes last year and now they are metal on metal. When I changed them I checked to make sure they were turning freely, so I don't understand why they’re wearing so fast.........Ed

A: If the rear brakes wore out that quickly on your Maxima something has to be going on. The on part has to be the brake pads rubbing too much on the rotors or you bought low dollar brake pads. Let’s hope that you didn’t install "pray they stop" brand brakes. The only reason a quality set of brake pads wear out prematurely is because they are working too much. Also, just because a brake doesn’t seem to be dragging doesn’t always mean the brakes are working right. A brake pad binding in its holder due to rust, corrosion or poor fit will cause rapid brake pad wear. The brake caliper has to move freely on the slides and guide pins. Any rust, corrosion or just lack of lubrication will accelerate brake pad wear. If a quality product was installed then I would suggest a closer inspection. A little binding in the wrong place can really wear the brakes.

 
     
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