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12-07-2004, 12:10 PM
HEy guys whats up?? havent been in a while.

but my question is about brake wear, i brought my car in today for some routine maintance, including break inspection. the brakes have 5mm on the front and 7mm on the rear.
when shoudl brakes be replaced?? i mean at what level??

hope you can help

12-07-2004, 01:09 PM
Check if the wear sensor on the pads are making contact with the rotors. If it's worn down to that, you'd hear a high pitched noise when the wheel rotates. Alldata says to replace pads when the friction surface is worn within 0.76 mm (0.030 inch) of the mounting plates, though I wouldn't wait until it's down to the minimum spec.

12-07-2004, 04:40 PM
how many miles do you have on them. On the newer N-body cars, the fronts don't last no time.

12-07-2004, 06:22 PM
got 45,500 KMs on them