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Will a bad alignment cause uneven brake pad wear?

So i know i need an alignment but i noticed that there's excess brake dust on my driver side wheel and when i looked closer it seems that the driver's side brake pad is worn much further than the passenger side. Would a bad alignment cause this? Or do I have an underlying brake problem that needs to be addressed?
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:31 PM
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Re: Will a bad alignment cause uneven brake pad wear?

I am not sure if an alignment problem would cause brakes to wear funny, but I know a bad caliper would. Do you hear any squeaks or rubbing noises from the brakes?
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Re: Will a bad alignment cause uneven brake pad wear?

Yes. Your bad alignment can also wear your tire thread as well as your brakes
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Re: Will a bad alignment cause uneven brake pad wear?

No. It won't.
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Re: Will a bad alignment cause uneven brake pad wear?

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Re: Will a bad alignment cause uneven brake pad wear?

Check and clean your calipers. They are not working properly.

Alignment has nothing to do with brake wear.
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Re: Will a bad alignment cause uneven brake pad wear?

make user the pins are greased on the caliper.
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Re: Will a bad alignment cause uneven brake pad wear?

No way in the world will wheel alignment wear your brakes!

Check slider pins/caliper. That would without a doubt be your problem.
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Re: Will a bad alignment cause uneven brake pad wear?

I just replaced both my front calipers...Napa's got some good prices. If yours has the Teves calipers, this would be the PERFECT time to upgrade to Akebonos. The Napa ones come already painted black too. Replace pads while you're at it since you're uneven now, and you'll need to bleed the brakes. $100 bought me both calipers.
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