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    Default 05 silverado brake issues please help

    I have an 05 silverado crew cab with disc brakes on the front and drums on back, went to replace pads on front because of squeeking (this is second time i replaced pads) when I pulled them off the pads looked like they were riding about a quarter inch or so above the rotor, like the rotor was to small or the pads were to big, cheked with the chevy place they said those were the right pads. and I know the rotors haven't been replaced because I bought the truck new and have done all the brake work myself, has anyone ever seen this problem.

    This very hard to explain so maybe this pic will help a little.
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    OK I am new to this and maybe I did it wrong, or this problem is so unique no one has ever seen it I've got plenty of views and 0 replies, could some one please reply and let me know which it is. I really do not want to have to take this to the dealer and pay hundreds of dollars if it is a simple fix.

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    Jr. Engineer Jamm3r's Avatar
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    Never seen pad wear like that before. Are they that way on both of the front wheels?
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    are you sure that the pad is riding off of the rotor? When they are on the truck are they sticking out past the rotor? I have seen wear like that. But, everytime it was because the pads were not held flat on the rotor during install and were slightly cocked or they were not sliding freely on the mounting clips. (I have had to file the ears on some autozone pads to get them to move freely). I have also seen a rotor casting issue cause odd wear like this. Some hard spots in the casting don't wear like the rest of the rotor leaving high spots. (I have seen this happen in the middle of a pad.) I always hold the rotor in place with a lug nut when I install new pads. It keeps the rotor in the proper location. Then I install the pads and caliper. I press the brake pedal to be sure that the caliper is squeezing the pads flat against the rotor. Then I remove the lug nut from the wheel stud, remount the tire, and move on to the other side. This ensures that the pads are properly seated against the rotor. It does look like you have some "breakout" on the outer lip. Is your rotor rusted severely on the out edge?

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    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

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    they are that way on both front wheels inside and out

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    do they actually hang over the rotor? I don't think that the incorrect sized pad would fit in the slots in the caliper mounting bracket. If they were to big then the caliper would not fit on either. I am sorry to say that I think that it is either a rotor issue (no likely to happen on both sides at the same time) or a install issue, either cocked or not sliding properly. Either way you look at it, you are probably going to replace the rotors and pads. (hope you bought lifetime warranty pads). If I were doing it I would also purchase a good hardware kit that includes, new mounting clips, new rubber slide seals, new slides. They can be hard to find.(the complete kit, not the cheap kit with just clips) I think that NAPA has them, but autozone and advance does not.

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    yea they are riding off of the rotor on the truck, you can look from the top of the rotor and see the pads sitting about a quarter inch above the rotor, the top edge of the rotor is shiney were the pads have been riding, also noticed bottom of rotor towards the hub has a what seems to be wider area where you can tell the pads have not been riding, I think the break out is just where they have been thrown in and out of the box from showing everyone I know to try and find an answer

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    eas' bum fuk, maine


    Are the rotors the right size for ur truck? I remember once working on an extended trailblazer that someone put regular trail blazer rotors on and that causes the rotors to be smaller then the pads because they were a smaller diameter

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