Solution to Common Land Rover Discovery Brake Pad Set Problems
Brake pads don't easily wear out. Generally, the vehicle will give you several signals that there is something wrong with your brakes. Here are some of the problems you may experience with Land Rover Discovery brake pad set and how to solve them:
Worn brake pads
You know it before it gets too low! If your brake pads are screaming at you every time you step onto the brake pedal, it is time to replace them as soon as possible. Yes, replace them in axle pairs. Don't allow this to happen, though. Inspect your brakes regularly. Metal wear indicators allow you to know if the brake pads have to be replaced.
Brakes simply don't bite
If the brake pedal is hard to depress and doesn't return, the problem is the brake booster. This can be found at the back of the engine. Replace or rebuild the brake booster. If the brakes feel low and screams, your brake booster is good and you need to check your brake pads or the brake lining. Sometimes, brake adjustment is required.
The new brake pads don't return in place
After sliding in the new brake pad into the brake caliper, you have to adjust the pistons before you can return the caliper in place. Using a C-clamp, push the piston(s) back to make new room for the thicker brake pad. Patience is the key here. Monitor the brake fluid level since the retracting piston(s) pushes the fluid up. Return the caliper in place after the piston has been retracted.
Grinding noise that can be felt in the pedal
Pull over or stop driving your vehicle when you experience this. Doing so will further damage your brake disc, resulting to more expensive repair. Check the lining if it is worn out. If so, replace it immediately.
The vehicle veers to one side when applying the brakes
There could be something wrong with your brake fluid or your brake calipers are stuck.
The vehicle bounces up and down when applying the brake
The problem could be the shock absorbers. Replace the shocks in pairs.