brake pads remaining

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Old 05 Feb 2006, 09:05 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I just check my front brakes on my 2001 camry, there is approx 2-3 mm left before touching the brake pad wear limit indicators. Should I replace the pads now or should I wait a bit longer.

thanks for the advice

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Old 05 Feb 2006, 09:22 pm   #2 (permalink)
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The wear indicators, which are a good rule to go by, are set around 2/32"
or about 1.5mm. You're getting close, but unless it's going to drive you
crazy thinking about it you have a little ways to go before needing to
replace them. Just be sure that you look at BOTH pads in the caliper, as
they can wear at different rates.

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Old 10 Feb 2006, 08:44 pm   #3 (permalink)
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You can calculate on the wear rate using the last pad change mileage.
I'd say about 5000 miles/mm for ceramic for typical driving. Again,
your mileage may vary.

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