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Brake Disc's what you dont see!!!

Was advised to fit new Disc's and pads to my Fiat 500 1.2 Sport purchased 15 months ago and has only completed 20500 miles. The reason knocking scraping noise when turning. I'm posting a picture of the old disc's shows what you can see and can't see when looking through your wheels. The front of the disc's look ok but the back so pitted and rusted!!! I understand the age of the car and little mileage possibly contributed to this but worth a check. Have now had fitted Pagid discs and pads and all is quiet.
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That looks weird, surely the pads should be the same on both sides of the disc, why would the interior face wear so differently?
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That looks weird, surely the pads should be the same on both sides of the disc, why would the interior face wear so differently?
Read this thread.

The pads on the inside faces have not been moving freely in the reaction frames.

The brakes will be considerably more efficient now that they've been fixed.

But if the reaction frame tracks haven't been lubricated, you'll be back where you started in a few months at most.
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Re: Brake Disc's what you dont see!!!

Intriguing, I might have to look at the set up on the Mrs' TA to see if it's the same.
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Read this thread.

The pads on the inside faces have not been moving freely in the reaction frames.

The brakes will be considerably more efficient now that they've been fixed.

But if the reaction frame tracks haven't been lubricated, you'll be back where you started in a few months at most.
Assured everything has been done correctly re lubrication etc so looking forward to happy motoring !!!!
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Re: Brake Disc's what you dont see!!!

It's not uncommon for one of the pads to get partially stuck, as soon as the rust creeps in it wears away the pad far faster leading to a gradual reduction of smooth rust free braking area, I've seen it quite often especially on the rears.
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