i just replace my brakes in my 2000 mountaineer AWD 2 months ago. well this morning the vehicle was running great but this afternoon the front end was feeling kind of funny and rubbing on the front end. it is 7:45 at night and i just saw all the brake broke up beside 1/4inch thick by 1/2 width all the way across the metal plate. the rest of the brake pad was broken up....can some one please tell me what could cause this and how can i fix it beside i need to buy another set of pads. ohh by the way the rotor is good...no rough spots at all.
brake issues on 2000 Mercury Mountaineer
by tjtripp in Richmond, MO on May 18, 2010
ANSWER by patrick mannion , May 18, 2010
Defective brake pads are really, really rare but you need a new set of brake pads. Closely inspect the pads to see that all four pads are evenly worn . Look for signs of over heating on the brake pads and brake discs and ,make sure the calipers slide easily on the guide pins.