Originally Posted by gemini5362
If the brake calipers are rusted and will not retract after being applied. I would think that the pads would have a lot to do with that. The problem would not be the pads but they would show a lot of wear very fast. Also If you have your pads pushed up to the rotor all the time the smell would be very quickly noticable. think truck going down a large hill riding brake noticeable.
Pads ARE pushed up to the rotor all the time, they ride against the rotor by design. There is nothing in the design to retract the caliper pistons. If you remove a caliper unit they will slowly push the pads together by themselves. It is not like riding the brake pedal pressure though.
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