would expect the rear brakes to last longer....Brian said:5000 is way to early, but I'm wondering how many miles as well. I used to have a Durango and the brakes needed changing every 18,000 miles. The older Tahoe's burn through brakes at 12,000! It's the weight of these SUV's. I'm hoping to get at least 25,000 out of the Pilot.
Brake pad life (we have disks all the way around - no shoes) is pretty much dictated by YOUR driving style. You would have to be very abusive to only have them last 5K miles. As an example, I owned a '88 Subaru that I traded in with 160K miles that still had the original brakes and clutch. Why? Virtually all highway miles.chingon said:I wonder I someone here has replaced the breakes and aftere how many miles, so that I have an idea what to expect. I only have 5000 mil in 8 months.
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$90 for what? That couldnt be the cost for both frt. and rears.lxblack said:I took in my pilot for 15k service.
The service adviser also told me that they are expecting some where between 15k to 20k from the pads. They charge $90 for the brake job.
Honda's brake pads must be very soft...
Hi lxblack, I meant $90 is cheap if your are talking about all four brakes, my Tahoe was $125 for just the fronts at the dealership. $90 in my opinon is a great price.lxblack said:I hear you Tony, but we are talking about a dealer...
I know we can do a lot better going to the private auto repair shops...
We are still looking for someone who's done his own brake job. Anyone with this experience?
The Pilot rotors ARE held in place by two Phillips-type screws. As regards the use of an impact wrench, it totally depends on how badly they are rusted on...vinograd said:I wonder about brakes too. On the old car, the job was easy.
Is there a wear indicator tab that scrapes the disk when the lining gets too worn out? If so, are these tabs part to the disk pad or a separate part that must be assembled onto the caliper like those shims? Are these tabs, if they exist on all eight of the disk pads front and rear on only on some?
"BTW, the disks just pull off the lug studs, they are not ... bolted."
I recall other Hondas have screws holding the disk on. An impact screwdriver may be needed to remove the screw. Does the Pilot have these screws.
I can think of a few dozen ways you could really mess up your brake system. But, if you are reasonably competent wrench-head, even a novice, brakes are one of the easier things to do. Get one of the aftermarket service manuals and follow the steps. Really pretty easy.colousa said:Some one advise me that i can damage the system if I don't know how to change it, it is true?