Frequent Problems of a Failing Ford F53 Brake Pad Set
Failing brake pads can endanger the driver and other people on the road. Thus, the importance of keeping them in top shape cannot be discounted. Remember that these components are like the soles of your sneakers since they are regularly exposed to lots of friction. As such, it is natural for these components to wear out. To keep yourself, other drivers, and pedestrians safe, it is important to know when to replace the brake pads.
Noises when applying brakes
The loud screech, reminiscent of the sounds of a train slowing down, means that the brake pads are at a critical point. Noise that comes from the brakes are caused by the metallic contact and friction of the wear indicator and that's completely normal. Otherwise, the pads might have been fitted incorrectly or debris that need not be in contact with the rotors is grinding against it. Either way, this will hurt your rotor and pads. When you hear this noise, the brakes must be inspected right away. The pads must be replaced and further inspection, mainly with the rotors, must be commenced.
Experiencing too much vibration while pressing the brake pedal
Since friction is the action that's happening whenever the brakes are applied, vibration can be easily felt once the brake pads have reached their limit. The pads must be replaced and the rotor must be checked for warping.
Loss of braking power
The brake pads slowly waste away every time that they are used, and they are used quite often. Once you press on the brake pedal much harder than usual or you feel like there's less bite when applying the brakes, the brake pads are almost done. Deterioration of brake performance of brake performance is a sign that the brake pads require replacement. However, if upon inspection the brake pads seem to be in good shape, there might be a problem with the hydraulic system, the brake caliper, or the brake piston.