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Front brake issue

Six months ago I changed the brakes on my girlfriends car, three months after I changed them again along with the rotors now today I found out they need to be done again. Each time it has only been the drivers side pads that have been worn down to nothing and the passenger side pads are fine. At first I thought the rotor but after changing them and seeing them today their fine. I'm stumped. I've changed brakes on cars for I couldn't tell you how long or how many times and this is the first time this has happened. Any idea as to why it's only ever the driver side pads and why their going down to nothing so fast? Thanks in advance guys.
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Re: Front brake issue

the caliper is probably seizing up when its hot and sticking . once it cools down the caliper will compress again . replace the caliper and sliders
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the caliper is probably seizing up when its hot and sticking . once it cools down the caliper will compress again . replace the caliper and sliders
Not sure why I didn't think of that wait it's not my car and I don't care for Chevys so that could be why but thank you I'll try that when I redo the brakes again next weekend.
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Not sure why I didn't think of that wait it's not my car and I don't care for Chevys so that could be why
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as for me, after that comment and knowing its a chevy, what i always say is a great fix for any chevy, selling it for parts. my dad sold his 95 monte carlo a few years ago for 1500. had less than 100k. and that's all it was worth. it was in pretty decent shape but starting to hav, he took very good care of it. it was sad that at 12 years old at the time with less than 100k, it was worth more in parts then as a whole car.
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Re: Front brake issue

when u compress the caliper... if it's hard to compress... pop the bolt on the line going to it... if the pressure gets easier... its the line in question... but if it stays stiff... its the caliper ... and the slides should be free moving, but u know this
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true story.

as for me, after that comment and knowing its a chevy, what i always say is a great fix for any chevy, selling it for parts. my dad sold his 95 monte carlo a few years ago for 1500. had less than 100k. and that's all it was worth. it was in pretty decent shape but starting to hav, he took very good care of it. it was sad that at 12 years old at the time with less than 100k, it was worth more in parts then as a whole car.
I've told her multiple times to get rid of it but eh who listens to me. Her come back is "and how's your car running? , oh wait it isn't now is it?" She doesn't understand the REBUILD part of my answer.
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