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Old 09-15-2018, 03:38 PM
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G37 sedan rear right brakes

Seems like my rear right brakes on my G37 xS is wearing faster than other 3 sides. Looking at the pads, right rear is worn out significantly more than others. Any suggestions
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:36 PM
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Seems like my rear right brakes on my G37 xS is wearing faster than other 3 sides. Looking at the pads, right rear is worn out significantly more than others. Any suggestions
Sticky caliper?

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Old 09-16-2018, 02:30 AM
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unless you suspect bad calipers just repl the rear brakes.
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:34 AM
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I'm going to replace the pads today and make sure the sliders are good. Hoping it's just dirty pins preventing it from retracting properly.
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I'm going to replace the pads today and make sure the sliders are good. Hoping it's just dirty pins preventing it from retracting properly.
Spray a lot of brake cleaner around the pistons while moving them, might be some buildup there that can cause some sticking as well.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:06 AM
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Update: I replaced the pads, which were just about gone compared to driver side. I cleaned the pins and greased all moving parts. Looks like the seal/boot on the piston has light tears in it. I proceeded anyways with the pad replacement as it is my daily. The piston itself did not move easily with the clamp when putting new pads in which seemed like a red flag to me. Anywho, the next day after driving back from work (stopping power is good, in Neutral the car moves easily on the slightest incline) the passenger rear wheel was a great deal hotter that the rest. This boggles my mind because for it to be hotter, means it is binding and/or stuck yet the car freely moves in neutral.

Need advice. I have new seals/piston coming from Rockauto just in case.
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:14 PM
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The weight of the car can easily mask light pad contact. You need to try to turn both rear wheels by hand. You'll most likely feel and hear the brake pads dragging.
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I will jack the back up and try to spin the wheel by hand.
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Don't forget to use jack stands and to take the car out of park!
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:39 PM
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OK so left side spins fairly easy, almost no effort. The right side sure does require effort, there is binding going on.

Has anyone rebuilt their calipers? I've never done it but from seeing videos it looks simple. I've done pad/rotors bunch of time and I'm handy so shouldnt be difficult.
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Just get a rebuild kit and follow the bouncing ball. Glad you found the issue.
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