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Rusted rear rotors destroying pads

I own a 02 silverado 1500 Ls 4.8 V8. Purchased brand new. Now at 62,500 miles the rears rotors have rusted so severely that the pads have been destroyed. Yet the front break components are wearing normally. In fact, they are estimated, by a ASE certified mechanic, to go another thirty to forty thousand miles. How can this be? For the rear brakes to go at this mileage is a joke. This truck has led a pampered life, not being used as a work truck.

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Rear brake pressure is about 30 % front %70 so front get warmer rear colder so metal corode (rust ) faster when you get them done they probably tell you you need calipers $$$$ our rear brake is like a muffler on old people car they dont have to do to mush milage so muffler goes every 3 years same car on taxi you almost never change them when you drive a lot the car stay hot (brake , exhaut ect) humidite come off so less rust thank you pierre

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This is quite common as rear brakes are not used as much under normal operation, i've seen this on several cars including some with lower mileage than yours

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