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    i just started to change rear discs & pads the n/side were ok 70% worn but o/s wheel there down to rivets on inside pad & almost on outer but both were wedge shaped wondering if caliper is not working right
    also is 16600 miles average wear rate for rear pads i had to change discs because of heavy scoring the car is 2 1/2 yrs old & never had brake change yet thanks

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    vectra's do eat rear pads tho. mine have worn out at 1 year old and 25k my fronts out lasted the rears

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    wrong post sorry
    Last edited by john_k_sri; 9th January 2008 at 17:40.

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    strange why N/S is wearing alot less than the O/S though

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    could be sticky caliper holding it against the disc slightly

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    mine now need changing after only 19K, they are waffer thin. the fronts are fine though.

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    They do seem to wear the rear pads alot, perhaps they are thinner than normal when new ?

    My first set of pads lasted till 47K miles, now at 68K on the same discs and second pads. The pads look fine but the discs are now looking a bit tired.

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    Rear went to 75K and fronts went to 78K on mine.

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    Irregular and/or uneven rear brake wear can be caused by the Traction Control
    It can also cause premature wear as well, as I noticed on my previous Vectra
    However, the Vectra has integrated pads and handbrake element so you should also consider a ceased handbrake

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    I don't understand that....why do rear brake pads wear when a front wheel drive car has traction control???? Surely the traction control will only be applied to the driven wheels, ie front!

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