2006 prius duralast pad "overlaps" rotor?

Discussion in 'Toyota Prius Family' started by phoebeisis, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    I just changed the front brake pads 110,060 miles 2006-on the prius
    Following my usual MO I bought the cheapest Duralast Auto Zone pads
    $20 + $60 temp. charge to borrow the piston push back kit
    The install went "ok-ish"
    we-son- were slightly stalled when we found the OEM pads had 2 SHIMS
    the duralast pads had a "built in" single shim
    and the outer oem shim didn't fit "great" the tabs had to clamp on top of the built in shim tab
    but we stuffed them on-seem to work fine
    No funny noise-braking fine

    But one-just one-or the Duralast pads went over the top edge of the rotor
    hard to explain but it means as they wear there will be a lip of material on top of the rotor
    or the pad will wear at angle

    I don't think we installed it "wrong" I don't think there is any way to install the pads wrong?
    So what do you think?
    Just leave well enough alone
    My plan is to check it again -just that wheel-see what it looks like
    Pain to remove the pads-return-redo-it was getting ready to rain,so just finished install

    Is the overlap DANGEROUS-? or just something that will cause uneven wear?

    Second question-is 110,060 miles about average for a prius(our 1995 accord needed pads at 35000 miles)
    third question-and the outboard pads were MUCH more worn than inboard-no material vs 2-2.5 mm inboard
    is this "normal"?
  2. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Did you lubricate the slide pins? Sticking there can cause one-sided dragging and consequent wear, which I've read is a common problem on Prii.
  3. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Redy -no but
    I will when I pull them off-and return them for a "better fitting" set this weekend.
    I didn't have to take the entire caliper "frame" off-just the actual "piston" mechanism-
    guessing I can probably get some goo lube on those pins without actually pulling the frame
    Thanks for the tip

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