a defective caliper from Cardone
So many reman parts these days with problems...they must be using the cheapest labor and very little quality control downstream.
You got that right! Long gone are the day you could buy a part new or reman from a parts store and expect it to work properly, many times it does not, the failure rate is staggering.
I bought some reman calipers from AA put them on the car and the the bleeders were leaking, they had buggered the bleeder seats on both. The ones they brought out to replace them were so badly pitted one was not structurally sound.
I don't use AA, AZ, etc much anymore for hard parts unless its a brand name like Walker, SMP, Bosch, etc.
NAPA has decent parts, the defect rate is significantly lower, their eclipse reman calipers are good. The brand new Raybestos calipers from Rock Auto are also a decent product and priced right.
I did use the Proformer pads just last week on a Toyota Corolla with the premium rotors and eclipse calipers, no problems 15 min a side.
They told me the car needs to go another year and it had one seized caliper so the package was cost effective.
The pads are fine, nothing special but totally serviceable, not boat anchors but stop okay.