I was replacing a tire on my 1991 F150, and noticed that the front disc brakes hold on the rotors a little bit. Not enough so that I couldn’t turn the rotor by hand, but enough so that I could hear the discs rubbing against the rotor as it turned.
Concerned as I am about good gas mileage, I grabbed a high quality silicone lubricant and sprayed those puppies down to really reduce the friction…JUST KIDDING!!! No, I talked to my dad about it and he figures its normal. Apparently not all pots fully-retract after every braking application? But he’s not 100%, so I thought I’d check around. Is this normal behavior? Or perhaps a sign that I need to change the brake pads or service the brakes?