MONROE BRAKES®: THE TRUSTED UNDERCAR EXPERT.


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Monroe's Technical Support will help you find answers to the most frequently asked product and installation questions and provide invaluable technical training information. If your vehicle exhibits any abnormal brake conditions, visit a certified Monroe Brakes® Expert and request a Safety Triangle™ inspection.


MONROE BRAKES®: Common Brake Conditions

Resolving brake-related issues can be a challenge. If your vehicle exhibits any of these conditions, visit a certified Monroe Brakes® Expert and request a Safety Triangle® inspection.

PLEASE SELECT A COMMON CONDITION BELOW:

MONROE BRAKES®: COMMON PAD WEAR CONDITIONS

MONROE BRAKES®: Normal vs. Excessive Pad Wear Comparisons

MONROE BRAKES®: NORMAL Pad Wear
Even wear on both the inner and outer pad

If both wheel sets are in this condition, then brake system is functioning normally

Technician should continue with M.A.P. preventative maintenance schedule
MONROE BRAKES®: NORMAL Full Life Pad Wear
Even wear on both the inner and outer pad

If both wheel sets are in this condition, then brake system is functioning normally and pads have run their useful life

Technician should continue with a Total Solution® brake job
MONROE BRAKES®: EXCESSIVE Inner Pad Wear
Uneven inner pad wear

CAUSES:
Seized piston, pin or bushings

Limited movement of caliper; seized or not lubricated

NEC and / or bushings not lubricated

SOLUTION:
Technician should perform a Total Solution® brake job
MONROE BRAKES®: EXCESSIVE Outer Pad Wear
Uneven outer pad wear

CAUSES:
Rust near NEC binds pad

Limited movement of caliper; seized or not lubricated

NEC and / or bushings not lubricated

SOLUTION:
Technician should perform a Total Solution® brake job
MONROE BRAKES®: EXCESSIVE Tapered Pad Wear
Uneven tapered pad wear

CAUSES:
Binding of caliper usually from contamination or lack of lubrication on caliper / slides / pins

SOLUTION:
Technician should perform a Total Solution® brake job

MONROE BRAKES®: COMMON BRAKE PAD DUST CONDITIONS

MONROE BRAKES®: Color Differentiation

MONROE BRAKES®: BLACK Brake Pad Dust
Normal wear of semi-metallic pads and rotors
MONROE BRAKES®: TAN Brake Pad Dust
Normal wear of ceramic pads
MONROE BRAKES®: RUST Brake Pad Dust
Ferrous metal in brake dust from pads and rotors oxidizes on wheels, causing wheel finish to be rust-colored

MONROE BRAKES®: COMMON PAD NOISE CONDITIONS

MONROE BRAKES®: Visible Signs of Pad Wear

MONROE BRAKES®: Full Arc Grooves On Pad Edge Indicates Pad Slap
No working contact with the rotor surface leaves hard oxidation (rust) spots that machine away the surface of the pad. Grooves like this can lead to noise events, and decreased pad-to-rotor surface area contact may increase stopping distance.
MONROE BRAKES®: Pad Separation From the Backing Plate Caused by "Rust Jacking"
Rust develops between the pad and plate, lifting the pad.

This creates a vibration point on the pad that can create noise during the braking process.
MONROE BRAKES®: Steel Fragments From Turned Rotor
...that was not cleaned prior to installation.
MONROE BRAKES®: Grooves Caused by Steel Fragments
...from turned and unwashed rotor.

MONROE BRAKES®: COMMON BRAKE SHOE NOISE CONDITIONS

MONROE BRAKES®: Visible Signs of Installation Issues

MONROE BRAKES®: No Gap • No Noise Normal Operation
Inspect the drum-to-shoe contact area prior to installation. The arc of the brake shoe should match the arc of the drum surface. A slight clearance at the leading and trailing edges of the friction material is acceptable, but the center contact should be snug.
MONROE BRAKES®: Center Gap • Noise Issues Drum Brake Groan
When the leading edge of the friction material contacts the drum surface before the full friction contacts the drum, noise issues occur. Drum brake groan is a loud, low moan produced at low vehicle speed, with moderate brake pressure.