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I replaced the rear brake shoes on a 2003 Hyundai Sonata about 2 weeks ago. When I took them off...the passenger side was like new but the drivers side was worn badly. The inside shoe was worn but the outside shoe was gone(metal to metal). After 2 weeks the same situation has occurred. What would cause wear like this ?

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Did you replace the rotor on the driver's side? If the rotor wasn't replaced or turned (to make the surface smooth again), the rotor may have chewed up the new brake pad.

The other possibility is that the caliper is not centering itself over the rotor, causing one side (outside) to do most of the braking. The caliper assembly has to be able to 'float' in order to keep itself centered. Check the guides that the caliper is mounted in for damage or corrosion that would keep the caliper from moving in/out.

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