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Hi, I brought my '04 E in to Honda dealer for front pad replacements. Upon checking, the service rep said that the front pads have 4mm left but that the rear are at 2mm. I have 55,000mi. Does it make any sense that the rears would have more wear than the front? I have never had my brakes worked on or replaced.
 

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I had a Toyota Avalon that I had to replace the back breaks every 60k and the front lasted over 100k. Sounds like yours are close enough to replace all four.
 

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i had that happen on mine at 50k, but i found one of the rear calipers had seized.
 

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It's not all that unusual at that mileage. Salt and sand in winter driving conditions take there toll. Plus you stated that you have not had any work done on them..... As you may ( or may not ) know, they require the sliders to be lubed at least once a year. I do mine every spring. The lube in this area gets washed off by the salt sand mix. I find them dry every spring. I know I'm using the proper stuff, so it's not the type of grease that's at fault.

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be careful or the pistons being extended that far will pull the boots out and it's a pita to downbuild the caliper to put everything back together.
 

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It is not uncommon these days especially on vehicles with antilock brakes. My wifes Passat needed rear pads at 35,000 miles and I just replaced them again at 65,000. While more of your braking power comes from the front when the ABS kicks in it decides which brakes to apply or release the rears are getting more use because of this hence wear faster.

Hi, I brought my '04 E in to Honda dealer for front pad replacements. Upon checking, the service rep said that the front pads have 4mm left but that the rear are at 2mm. I have 55,000mi. Does it make any sense that the rears would have more wear than the front? I have never had my brakes worked on or replaced.
 

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It's crap..........Three cheers for AutoZone

Time for Honda to change the proportion valve ratio! It's wrong! The rears wear out way to fast and there isn't enough front brake and the E just doesn't stop all that well. At least mine anyway and I bought it new. I have had four other ABS vehicles and they never wore in the rear first and they all stopped much better too. On another subject tonight I just replaced my drivers/rear caliper,rotor and pads after replacing the pads last year.

Cheer #1 - AutoZone had the best prices $69 for the caliper w/lifetime
warranty $37 for the rotor; two year warranty

Cheer #2 - They replaced their lifetime pads I bought last year free even
though it was it was my bad caliper that ruined them

Cheer #3 - they let me do the work in their parking lot since I have too
much snow in my driveway (and in my life in general) mooching
a couple of tools to boot!


ET

A local shop wanted $542 to do the same job !! f-ing thieves!
 

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Yep. Breaks are the biggest ripoff in the automotive industry. It takes me 20 min a wheel to replace the pads. 30 min if the roters need replacing also..
 
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