Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Why when the front brake pads are installed onto the rotor they sit about a 1/4 of an inch higher than the rotor?

asked by on

The brake pads sit a quarter of an inch higher than the rotor?

A: Hello. If you are referring to the brake pa...

Hello. If you are referring to the brake pads extending past the edge of the rotor, then I believe you may have the wrong brake pads, or perhaps the wrong rotors installed on the vehicle. I would verify that the correct parts were installed by checking part numbers, and if necessary comparing parts.

If you need some help with these checks, a certified mechanic would be happy to assist you by inspecting your break system to ensure the proper installation of your brakes.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Power windows not going up.

Hello, there is a good chance that your window regulator broke. Most window regulators are made up of a cable and plastic. Typically, one of the plastic wheel guides breaks and the cable becomes loose and the window is usually...

Q: My car starts but immediately kills

Hello. Thank you for writing in. You have done well to replace the main fuel delivery system in order to correct this. It does seem to be a fuel delivery issue. There are to major components you have not looked...

Q: Could someone tamper with your timing chain and cause it to break?

Hi, thanks for writing in. Although vandalism could happen, but its highly unlikely due to the chain being fairly difficult to get to. The most common causes for the chain to fail is a chain that has stretched over time,...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.