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    QuestionChanging brake pads on an 06 STS

    Just curious.....is it easy to replace brake pads for a do it yourself project?? I like to do things myself if possible and I need new pads.


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    Re: Changing brake pads on an 06 STS

    I can't see why it would be hard. Used to work at Midas and never found a difficult car (even Jag's). By the way, I have just over 4300mi and replaced pads twice under warranty.

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    Re: Changing brake pads on an 06 STS

    Quote Originally Posted by jgrade View Post
    I can't see why it would be hard. Used to work at Midas and never found a difficult car (even Jag's). By the way, I have just over 4300mi and replaced pads twice under warranty.
    I have never worked on brakes before, though. I had them replaced under warranty at 9000 miles and I have 23000 on the car now. I don't think they will cover under warranty now. :-(

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    Re: Changing brake pads on an 06 STS

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    I have never worked on brakes before, though. I had them replaced under warranty at 9000 miles and I have 23000 on the car now. I don't think they will cover under warranty now. :-(

    I told them I was going to sue them, if they would not cover my brakes when they had to be replaced again at 19000. I did however pay to have them replaced at 9000 but I told then I was going to Cadillac customer care.

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    Re: Changing brake pads on an 06 STS

    So, do I need to plan on changing breaks every 6 months when I buy my STS? My Seville STS only need new breaks every 50k. WTF is going on with these new ones? I thought things might even be better. Maybe there is good reason the breaks go so fast. Ideas?

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    Re: Changing brake pads on an 06 STS

    MAN! that is crazy. i must be having good luck then, cause my orig pads have 18k on them, and they look fine.

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    Re: Changing brake pads on an 06 STS

    Just got my 05 back from the dealer. according to them I needed new brake pads on all 4 wheels along with rotors turned.Caddy only has 23000 miles and I do not drive hard or ride brakes. Cost $504.00......Is this inflation or What?
    This type of car should have brakes that last till 50k !!!

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    Re: Changing brake pads on an 06 STS

    i am at 23k too..and having to change my brakes right now...i'm not sure how often brakes should be changed..but 23k doesnt seem too bad

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    Re: Changing brake pads on an 06 STS

    I realize that this is not a truck, but after trading in a Yukon with 125,000 miles on the original brakes and getting about 80,000 miles to a set of tires this is going to take a while to adjust to. I didn't have any idea that cars were so far behind in this area. I think the Caddi will spend a lot more time in the garage and the pickup will be driven most of the time.

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    Re: Changing brake pads on an 06 STS

    Damn. I have close to 10k on my V6 and my pads are fine.. and I drive like a madman. My other ride is usually an M5 that I track.. to give you an idea.

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    Re: Changing brake pads on an 06 STS

    About this time last month I replaced the PHP high-performance pads at 26,000 myself at Willow Springs International Raceway on a Sunday morning before the start of the second day of a drivers' school. It's a snap. Ask your service writer to print a copy of the instructions from Cadillac's service web site. All very straight-forward. Two or three 1/2-g stops from 50 MPH and the new pads are bedded in.

    I achieved a new personal best, wearing out the OE Michelin Pilot Sport tires within the first year of ownership (replacing them upon returning home from the afore-mentioned drivers' school). I must say I've had a blast wearing out those tires and pads! And to think: I put the magnetic ride control suspension in Touring mode and float down the highway as if on a cloud. This is one great car.

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    Re: Changing brake pads on an 06 STS

    Thank you George....I will ask the service writer for that. :-)

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