Last night I replace the front left caliper on the ‘vette because it was leaking. Turns out brake pads will absorb brake fluid which turns them into mush.
The pad was soft to the touch and I broke that chunk off with my hands without much effort. The pad has been soaking in brake fluid for a week or so until I had time to work on it. Guess I should have done this sooner. I never knew brake fluid could do this though, brake fluid is some nasty stuff.