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97 mustang gt running threw rear brake pads

I have a 1997 mustang gt that keeps running threw brake pads on one side i have new rotors new calpiers and new brake line what could it be please elp this is driving me mad

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  • cgrant80 Nov 08, 2008

    the car was in a accident but the problem started after i hook the brake cable up.

  • cgrant80 Nov 10, 2008

    i took the cable off after the problem started thinking that was the problem and it's only one side with the problem.

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WELL SOUND LIKE YOUR PROBLEM IS SIMPLE...ARE YOU USING AFTERMARKET PADS ON AFTER MARKET CALIPER OR OEM CALIPER AND OEM PADS, ... WHAT ARE YOU USING REALLY ?

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How many miles are u getting on a set of brake pads before they wear out? Have u flushed out the lines? Contaminated brake fluid can ruin the calipers, causing internal corrosion which in turn causes the caliper to drag and burn out the pads prematurely. The strange thing w/ this theory, is the fact that it's just one wheel. I would try bleeding all the lines though, to make sure u have bled all old fluid, and replaced it w/ new. Has the mustang ever been in an accident? Just wondering if caliper mounting bracket is tweeked, or some other component that the brake system is mounted to. Let me know if this is any help, and if not, if u have any more clues that might help figure this out. Good Luck

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  • Curt Downs Nov 08, 2008

    Hey cgrant80, Is the problem w/ pads wearing out on both rear wheels, or just one? That's gotta be the clue we need, the fact that it started when u hooked up the emergency brake cable. It could be pinched somewhere due to the accident, so even though u release it in the car, it's still slightly engaged. The other possibility is the cable is rusted/corroded inside, so it's binding up and again, causing the e-brake to drag enough that the pads are wearing too soon. Try to lube up the e-brake cable w/ wd-40 (don't get any on the pads or rotors). Put the e-brake on and off to work in the wd-40. Check the e-brake cable for any 'pinched' points possibly caused by the accident, or just hitting some debris in the road. A noticeable 'dent' in the cable could be where the problem is. To check to make sure e-brake is releasing, watch w/ tire off while someone puts brake on and off, check to make sure it's releasing fully. Let me know what u find, I really think this is it. Good luck!

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