Rear Rotor Grooved Mystery

DonnieSuits

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I have a 2005 Trailblazer which I changed the rear rotors and brake pads about a year ago (ProStop from Pep Boys). I cleaned and greased the pins and they moved freely. I cleaned the pistons and the boots all looked fine and the pistons moved freely as well. But I did have some corrosion on the end of the piston on 1 caliper which actually caused raised bumps on the end face of the piston which presses on the brake pad. I filed and sanded the piston end flat and smooth so that the whole piston would contact the brake pad evenly. Now for the current problem, I have about 7,000 miles on the truck since the brake pad and rotor replacement and both rear brake squealers are squealing. I took off the tires and inspected the brakes. The pads are fine (almost look new) but the rotors have worn down tremendously to the point where there is a deep grove that the pads fit in. The squealers (metal tabs) which sit just beyond the pads are hitting the rotors causing the squealing. Anyone know why the rotors are so badly grooved yet the pads are fine. Do I have a problem with the calipers and should I just replace them. Obviously, I know I need to buy new rotors but I do not want to have the same problem occur to the new rotors and need to fix whatever caused the rotors to get an 1/8" plus groove with just 7k of driving. Thanks for the Help!!
 

zora

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Prostop makes many different kinds of pads, were these ceramic pads?
Were the rotors and pads a matched set from Prostop?
Did they come with any kind of break in instructions that you had to follow?
Can you measure your rotor thickness and the amount of pad material left and compare to a new rotor and pad set?
Check that the caliper pistons havent frozen causing this issue.
 
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