Brakes wearing out quickley

Asked by May 03, 2017 at 08:16 PM about the 2004 Honda Civic Coupe LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have had my brakes changed 3 times in less than
a year. I don't drive that much, so I don't understand  
why they keep wearing out so fast. Also the front
left wheel gets very hot when I drive. Does any one
know what causes this?

6 Answers

87,355

You have a frozen up brake caliper. I would change out the front brake calipers. This is whats causing your brakes to wear out prematurely.

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121,325

Brake calipers not releasing properly, ABS check valves not releasing enough pressure. Calipers would be the very first thing to replace, followed by the rubber brake hoses, bleed the entire system and then see if it no longer runs that side hot. If it doesn't then you all clear but if it does then you need to take it in to the pros and have the system gone through.

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67,955

Rotors should be turned or replaced when replacing the brake pads or the pads will wear out sooner. Also the information posted above is good advise and I agree with it.

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121,325

Haven't had muck luck with turning the rotors on newer cars, they are just too thin to begin with and turning them even if there is enough material makes them warp faster. I've just been replacing them even on my own rigs.

121,325

Thanks for the best answer points.

24,565

May be a good idea to change out the hardware too. Bolts/pins/rubber boots/pads/rotors ect, rebuild them) The master cylinder may not be releasing pressure very well either, change it out, as-well as any proportioning valves possibly clogging up. Brake lines (soft lines down to calipers) coming apart on the inside degrading, Brake fluid needs refreshed too.

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