The friction material or lining which is secured to metal plates. They press against the Brake disc to enable the wheel to stop. They are to be distinguished from brake shoes which press against the inside of a Drum.
The highest standards of braking performance: The entire Delphi friction range, including brake pads, is designed to match the performance levels of OE parts. We carefully select our material compounds and use more than 20 different friction materials across our brake pad product line, to ensure the closest possible match to OE performance and comfort characteristics. These compounds have been developed and refined to provide consistently high levels of performance. Plus, the majority of Delphi brake pads now incorporate underlayer technology, a layer of friction material that contains a higher proportion of resins than the main friction material. This process, used by many OE manufacturers, dampens noise-producing vibrations and ensures a higher bonding strength with the backplate. Our brake pads also feature shims, slots and chamfers that match OE specifications and provide superior performance and durability.
Always replace brake pads and discs in pairs for consistent braking on both sides of the car and fit new pads when replacing discs for the best friction performance.
Never unplug or reconnect any electrical ABS component with the ignition on. This can cause a current surge and damage components.
If the inside pad is worn more than the outside one, the caliper needs to be serviced or replaced because the caliper piston is hanging up.
If the outside pad is worn more than the inside one, the mounting hardware is causing the caliper to hang up and not slide. Here replace the mounting hardware and lubricate the slides.
If the vehicle has unwanted apply of the ABS system at any speed and there are no DTCs, use your scan tool during a road test to see which solenoid is being activated and which wheel/ hydraulic circuit is affected.
If you notice a loss of brake fluid from the master cylinder and there are no signs of leakage at the lines, master cylinder body or brake calipers/wheel cylinders, unbolt the master cylinder from the brake booster and look for signs of leakage at the back of the unit. If there’s a leak, the fluid could be ingested into the booster and/or engine.
If a vehicle with ABS has a pull to the left or right when stopping, first install a pressure gauge at each wheel and check for differences in pressures while applying the brakes to the vehicle on the lift. A drastic difference in pressure may indicate a problem with a hydraulic valve in the ABS system.
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Take a look at the rigorous development and testing our brake pads undergo to ensure the same standards of performance, consistency and longevity as the OE with our new friction video 'Delphi Friction. For Proven OE Performance.'