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I just changed out the pads of my disk brakes on my escort, the outer pads on both sides wore much much more than the inside pads. The outside pads were in need of replacement but the inside pads (the location fo the wear indicator) had another 10-20 K worth of pad on them.

Has anyone else seen this? What is wrong with my brakes? Or is this normal?

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Make sure that the caliper slides are all greased up and moving freely. The uneven wear could be caused by the calipers not being able to move so it's putting more pressure on one pad.
 

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My thoughts on this problem , im thinking Sticking Calipers How many miles do you have ? know if the calipers were ever changed ?

Jeremy 98 Lx
 

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91sleeper is correct.

The calipers are fine. It's the pins: either the slider pins that allow the caliper to float or the pins that align the pads.

The slider pins get junked up and don't allow the caliper to float properly, as designed. As such, only the outer pads wear, even though the caliper works properly.

If it's the pad alignment pins, they get pitted and rough; then they don't allow the pads to align so wear is uneven.

Pull the slider pins, clean them up and apply a thin coating of grease to them. Make sure the pin boots are in good shape so that dirt and grit won't get in there and stick to the grease. For the pad pins, make sure they're smooth - if not , get new ones.

Should be a very cheap fix, but you'll need new pads obviously.
 
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