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Back rear brakes wearing out on only one side!

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Ive got a bit of a problem guys. I noticed that dreadful grinding sound... anyway the back left brake pad wore comepletely through so i'll need to get a new disc as well. Its easy enough to change them but what caused the uneven wear??

 

I also noticed that the wearing happened at the same time as the red exclamation symbol pops up permanently on the dash? any co incidence.?

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prolly a ceased piston... or it is not opperating as freely as the other side..

 

do a caliper rebuild while ya got it half apart :)

 

will sort out the un even wear

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prolly a ceased piston... or it is not opperating as freely as the other side..

 

do a caliper rebuild while ya got it half apart smile.gif

 

will sort out the un even wear

 

 

a ceased piston?! damn sounds serious

 

What about the handbrake? im assuming the red exclamation mark on dash of s14 is handbrake... would the handbrake have anything to do with this?

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possibly.

 

if the hand brake doesnt disengage properly then prob...

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The handbrake light also functions as the low brake fluid warning light. You probably have a leaking caliper.

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The handbrake light also functions as the low brake fluid warning light. You probably have a leaking caliper.

 

 

There were no leaks that i could find. The warning light probably came on because the rear left was metal on metal and zero pad left.

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Warped brake discs can cause uneven wear...and maybe light is on because you have low brake fluid

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i dont think s14's have a brake pad wear sensors. so i doubt the light is on for that, either ur handbrake switch has skrewed up or its low fluid and you may not see a leak it might be just the pads have worn so low that all the fluid from the resvoir is in the brake pistons and lines.

and uneven wear could be from caliper slides or the skrew mechanism for the hand brake not retracting. once the piston is pushed back when you do pads and /or rotors check then.

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anyone know where I can get rebuild kits for the REAR calipers on a S13? Can only seem to find kits for the front :\

 

I have a similar issue, with the grinding noise when reversing, no light on the dash though. Recently replaced pads which were almost gone completely, though noted that one side was more worn than the other. I have noticed that I seem to be able to move the top half of the driver side caliper slightly, like its got play, if the handbrake is off... but there is nothing more to tighten up there, but yeah would think its not supposed to be able to be moved at all by hand?

 

Anyway, its not losing fluid, but the piston was reasonably hard to push back in, so would like to rebuild them and see how it goes... just can't find a kit for the rear calipers!

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you do know that the handbrake is internal drum style and not intergrated into the caliper, so handbrake pretty much wont have anything to do with uneven pad wear.

 

id say you have a seized piston, which means that caliper isnt actually doing any braking, thus, the pads will not wear down.

 

fyjosh has got it sussed. follow that plan

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There is a cheap kit on ebay, you just have to search.

 

yeah did search there, but only came across ones for the front calipers, of various models..

 

might just try nissan themselves and see if they can supply me the parts..

 

edit: pfft just called them.. that was a joke. The guy reckons he'd have to get them outta japan, so it'd be like $150. Could get a second hand caliper for that!..

 

Lazy - if you found some, could you link me please? f**ked if i can find em...

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Lazy - if you found some, could you link me please? f**ked if i can find em...

 

+1

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Just had a look they dont appear to have any, maybe shoot them an email or get them from Japan.

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A33 maxima rears are the same as an s13 you can source these locally

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probably just a siezed slide dude bit of wd and a soft faced hammer will fix that no probs

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air in the lines, low brake fluid, ceased piston applying constant pressure on the rotor wearing out the pad (which has happened to me recently) could be many things.

to fix the issue do the following if you have the cash:

 

new rotors left and right

new pads left and right

new brake fluid (2 or 3 bottles)

take calipers to a brake specialist and have them rebuilt with new seals etc should be under $150

check all lines front and rear for leaks or damage

check brake master cyl is not leaking and opperating properly

bleed brakes overly well, when you think you've got all the air out do it again

 

should not have a problem after this.. however you'll be $500 less richer. or just go 32/33 rear brakes setup

 

all that seems abit extreme..but then again you never know...but id definitley replace pads and discs...while you got all that out check your calipers then...only takes 10 mins

to remove calipers and another 1 min to remove discs...either way have a look at everything carfully

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