I have a 1999 Ford Mustang, automatic, 6 cyl. Several months ago, the passenger’s rear brake started to rub. Figured it was the pads so I changed them. About two weeks later, it started again. I had a shadetree mechanic look at it and ended up putting two different brake calibers on. Each time, the pads would wear within a couple of weeks.
I took the car to a shop. It’s a pretty reputable shop in my town. I since taken it up there 4 different times, each with the same issue. The mechanic told me the 99 mustang had a recall on the parking brake (which was for a manual trans - mine is auto) and he checked everything he knows to check. Not too long ago, he refunded my money for the service.
The rotors have been turned, the lines replaced, calibers replaced (several times), and the master cylinder has been checked.
Just from my driving, it seems that there is just too much force on the caliber and it is wearing out the pads too fast. I’m wondering if it could be the parking brake causing this. If it is the parking brake, would it be safe just to disable it since I don’t use it? Also, what else could be causing this. I really need it fixed because my wife drives the car more than I do with my kids.
Thanks for any help in advance.