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Something that’s often neglected when replacing pads on a floating brake caliper is cleaning and lubricating the caliper slides or pins. Since this style caliper has a piston on only one side, the caliper must slide or float with respect to the caliper mount to allow the caliper to evenly clamp the rotor. When this caliper movement is hampered, one pad will provide more braking (heating) than the other and the pads wear unevenly.