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Larry T
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Mar 25, 2012, 2:27 PM

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I have a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The Front Brake pads have 8mm lining left and the rear have 6 mm. What I need to know is what the original new thickness was. In other words how long before they need to be replaced?


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Mar 25, 2012, 2:38 PM

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Re: Brake Pads Sign In

Front:
Standard thickness (new) 10.0 mm (0.394 inch)

Repair limit thickness 2.0 mm (0.079 inch)

Rear:

Standard thickness (new) 11.0 mm (0.433 inch)

Repair limit thickness 2.0 mm (0.079 inch)





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Mar 25, 2012, 2:39 PM)


Larry T
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Mar 25, 2012, 2:42 PM

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Re: Brake Pads Sign In

Thanks!


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Mar 25, 2012, 2:46 PM

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Your welcome!





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Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 25, 2012, 2:50 PM

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Just want to add that when even still legal when they get thin the feel isn't as good and can be subject to surprise failure. My suggestion is to be a bit early with this stuff and think the techs here would agree with that,

T



Larry T
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Mar 25, 2012, 2:54 PM

Post #6 of 11 (1875 views)
Re: Brake Pads Sign In

The Pathfinder has 53000 miles on it. At this rate, it would seem that I should start to look at replacement at about 90,000. Would you agree?


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 25, 2012, 3:08 PM

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You have to inspect them no matter what as the type of use they get will be the factor on lining life not just miles alone. If all checks and it's time it's a good time to rotate tires while doing this,

T



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Mar 25, 2012, 3:19 PM

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90,000 miles would be ideal, but you would have to factor in things like if you get a sticking caliper or slide pin or a brake hose turns into a check valve. Lots of variables to consider on pad life. Always a good idea to check your brake after an oil change or tire rotation as Tom suggested to be sure they are happy.





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Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 25, 2012, 3:41 PM

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One more to add: If when inspecting them both sides of an axle should look and be worn the same. It's a strong clue if one worn more than other side that a real problem is happening. No games with brakes. As a tech here once said, "Going is optional but stopping is not!"

T



Larry T
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Mar 26, 2012, 1:26 PM

Post #10 of 11 (1812 views)
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Thanks. I agree that inspection is the only true measure. I always have them inspected when changing oil. I was just trying to get a feel for the life cycle.

Boy, (I mean wow) this is a great website! Thanks again for the advice.


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 26, 2012, 2:51 PM

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Appreciate your kindness Larry T.

If unsaid this is a free site and regular techs are all volunteers but anyone can post ideas. The pay dirt is really just knowing we have helped total strangers usually with competent help/suggestions with the info at hand,

Tom






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