Do I wait to do the brakes or?

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  1. TheWidup

    TheWidup Full Access Member

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    2013 LR4 - 41k now.

    I bought this lovely beast with 24k miles on it and the brakes were a little chirpy then. It's been getting a little be more pronounced as of late and even chirps at highway speeds. There's no feeling of warped rotors or drop in response for stopping but the chirping/squeaking is getting worse and more frequent. It's really more of a nuisance and slight embarrassment rolling into parking lots, stop signs, in/out of the garage.

    Should I wait for the pad sensors to fire off or do I bite the bullet and chase down doing the replacement before the sensors burn up?
     
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    I've done my brakes a few times and I've never waited for a sensor to go off. As a result, I've never had to replace a sensor.
     
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    Same here. Except when I was an idiot and damaged the front one during the brake service.

    If the pads look visibly worn, changing them could make it go away. I replaced my rear pads at ~23k miles and the slight noise issues I had went away for good. It has been 3 years and 13k miles and no issues.
     
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    And I thought 10k a year was low mileage!
     
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    The first 3 years we owned it we put on 7500 miles per year like clockwork. The last three years have been less (~5.5k, ~4k, and probably 5k this year) because I had a bad foot injury for many months and because we had a leased vehicles with a lot of "free" miles. I suspect we will go back to 6-8k miles soon.
     
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    I am in the same boat although I have all new rotors/pads boxed and waiting in the garage. Honestly I’ve been lazy lol.....
     
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    I have relatively new brakes (rotors and pads) on the front and the back and I still have that embarrassing squeak. Wife enjoys giving me crap about my Distant Early Warning tone whenever I pull into the garage. I've looked into the possible causes of this (youtube generic causes, not LR-specific) but have not gotten around to doing anything about it.
     
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    You could take it all apart and clean the brakes up a bit to address the sound. If the pads look worn while you’re at it, you’d know they need replacing.
     
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    i have 92k on my 2011 and on this set of pads still have 40% left but mechanic advised i need to change he rotors with the next pad change. Is that truly necessary?
     
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    Assuming your mechanic checked the rotor wear/measurement, then yes.
     
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