Uneven brake pad wear

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by 3ARTransport, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. 3ARTransport

    3ARTransport Light Load Member

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    Our driver sent this picture of the brakes. I had seen uneven wear on pads before but not severe. Im thinking springs are wore out. Has anyone ever seen wear this severe. Whats the problems, how to solve. Thanks 59428.jpeg
     
  2. AModelCat

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    I'm not really seeing the issue. Most shoes the lining is thicker in the center and it thins out towards the ends.
     
  3. 3ARTransport

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    Yhea, just seamed a bit excessive. Thanks.
     
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  5. stayinback

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    Looks normal to me...Like AModelCat says.....

    It can be deceiving to the eye, But that looks fine.
     
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  6. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

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    Run em'. By the time they are worn out your wear line indicator will be straight.
     
  7. pushbroom

    pushbroom Road Train Member

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    Normal wear. Nothing to worry about.
     
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  8. Collie

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    that looks normal. Those edges wear down at first quicker at first then the rest catches up. If top and bottom start to wear uneven at same rate, then it is time to grab ahold of your s-cam which will surely be evident the the cam bushings are wore out excessively. All of which are easy repairs if you work on your own truck. Shops love to rape you on those repairs
     
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  9. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    There's only one side of the brake that's applied. That's the cam side.

    The other side has no moving mechanism.

    Same as cars. Only the top side moves. The bottom don't move except for adjustment from the adjuster. But those things freeze up so they don't really work. After awhile.
     
  10. HoneyBadger67

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    Not to be pedantic, but those are shoes. Pads are on disc brakes.
     
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