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Recently made my first couple longer trips towing the trailer and I've noticed something unusual. Cleaned the truck before leaving and now the right front wheel is significantly dirtier than the rest with brake dust. A reddish coating. The opposite side is not bad at all.

Do factory pads dust up badly? Why the extra dust one side? A caliper dragging?

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Yes they can dust up a lot, and very common especially with the front passenger tire if you dig around. Mine did it more when it was newer, not so noticeable now.

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Mine did that on the drivers side. Frozen caliper pin was my issue.

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I have the 17" factory rims on my 2012 and it does exhibit some brake dust when towing. It is a reddish rust color with my truck as well.

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I've been chasing this on my truck, but on drivers side. I think it might just be a difference in my rotors or something. they are EBC ceramic pads, and 3 wheels stay quite clean. the front drivers is nasty. no pull, no sticking, pins are clean.

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as I clean my truck every week I hardly ever have brake dust build up. the problem I have is the driver side front squeals every time I touch the brakes. its really annoying. I have taken the pads off once already. going to do it again.

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Think factory pads are bad? My Orange Stuff pads = dust build up by end of day. LOL

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I finally pulled the front caliper apart today. The pads are effeminately dragging. Caliper pins were free. It looks like whomever did the last pad change used the old pad hardware. The clips that the pads slide in on the end. They were gummed up and gritty. Pulled them each out and sanded and cleaned them up. When I put the pads back in the they were much more free to move in the caliper bracket. There are a couple little springs on each end of the pads and it was pushing the pads away from the disc which it wasn't doing before I started. Hoping that does the trick. If not it has to be the caliper.

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