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it seems like the brake pads are wearing unevenly, there is almost no pad left on the passenger side but on the driver it looks brand new, just put new rotors(cross-drilled/slotted) and mintex pads in the front, getting a lot of brake dust too, are these not good pads, I thing that maybe the pads on the driver side are in wrong, has this ever happen to anyone, could it be a bad caliper, the car seems to stop fine no change in the pedal feeling. either way I look at it i need to get another pair of pads, does anyone have any good suggestions, I thinking of pagid low dust pads(are these good). I am going to take the brakes off this weekend just want to know if anyone has any ideas on what to check first, brake fluid level is good and when I was fdoing the brakes i checked the lines and they were fine. please need some advice.
 

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Re: brake pad question (VW-GTi)

This is definitely not normal. Your car probably pulls to one side: when driving forward let go of the steering wheel. The side it pulls to is probably the side with the siezed slider and/or caliper. (Unless the alignment is out.) The sliders could be siezed and/or the caliper. The driver's side caliper could be siezed and not coming on, or the passenger side caliper could be siezed and not releasing. The flex line/s could be collapsed causing the caliper to be stuck on all of the time. NEVER clamp a flex line since you will permanently damage the inside of the line. Either put on a rubber hose over the brake line and plug it with a bolt or push a tire valve through the banjo fitting. If you can't find a problem with the caliper/s and flex lines, you can't go wrong by changing both calipers and both flex lines. If you decide to change either the calipers or the flex lines, change them in pairs; both calipers or both flex lines to ensure even braking.
 

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Re: brake pad question (Winged Nut)

thanks for the advice i will check that first today. one more question if you or someone else can answer it, i need to get new pads are pagid a good pair, or what other options do i have.
 
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