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Old 01-20-2004, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd
I'm on my fourth set at 43K miles. If I keep the wagon much longer, I'll be on a fifth set pretty soon.
In the manual it says to have the brakes checked when the brake warning light comes on. Is this intended indication that it is time to change the brakes? Do you usually have to change the back brake pads at the same time as the front pads. Conventionally, much more of the braking force is generated by the front brakes. Visually on the 330, the back pads and rotor are smaller but not by a whole lot when compared to the front. Maybe total stopping force is more evenly distributed between the front and the back brakes.
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