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My dealer informed me my 2003 Element needs new rear pads. They wrote 1.5mm. I looked at the the pads through the wheel this morning and there seems to be plenty of wear left, more than 1.5mm. I got a ruler out, stuck it though the wheel and there appears to be about 5mm of pad before the plate.

See the photo. Unless the pad on the other side is worn down to 1.5mm I dont' believe I need to replace these pads. The pad is the orange part. I can clearly see where it contacts the pad back plate.

I'm beginning to loose trust in David McDavid Honda in Frisco, Tx. They wanted $99 to replace the cabin air filter. I told them the procedure is in the owners manual and it takes less than 5 minutes to replace the filters. I'm going to look for an independent shop.


How much is left of the inner pad?
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