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MONROE BRAKES®: MAP Standards of Service

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Brake Shoes

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specifications designate replacement at different thicknesses. It is required that friction material be matched in axle sets for consistent braking characteristics.

Condition Code Procedure
Contaminated, for example, fluid that leaked from caliper, wheel cylinder, or axle seal A Require replacement
Identify and repair cause of contamination prior to replacing friction material.
Cracked through B Require replacement
Flaking or chunking B Require replacement
Glazed (shiny) No service suggested or required
Grooves or ridges No service suggested or required
When reconditioning or replacing drums or rotors, replacement of friction material may be suggested depending on the severity of the grooves or ridges.
Permanently attached hardware bent A Require replacement
Permanently attached hardware broken A Require replacement
Permanently attached hardware loose A Require replacement
Permanently attached hardware missing C Require replacement
Permanently attached hardware seized A Require repair or replacement
Rivets loose B Require replacement
Separating rom backing B Require replacement
Shoe table or web bent B Require replacement
Shoe table or web cracked A Require replacement
Shoe table or web worn, affecting performance A Require replacement
Surface cracking No service suggested or required. Further inspection may be necessary to determine cause
Tapered wear B Suggest replacement
Some vehicles use pads that are tapered by design. Refer to specific vehicle application. If not normal, require replacement of pads and correction of cause.
Worn close to minimum specifications 1 Suggest replacement
When the part appears to be close to the end of its useful life, replacement may be suggested.
Worn to, or below minimum specifications B Require replacement

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A Part no longer performs intended purpose
B Part does not meet a design specification (regardless of performance)
C Part is missing
1 Part is close to the end of its useful life (just above discard specifications, or weak; failure likely to occur soon, etc.)
2 To address a customer need, convenience, or request (to stiffen ride, enhance performance, eliminate noise, etc.)
3 To comply with maintenance recommended by the vehicle's Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
4 Technician's recommendation based on substantial and informed experience