Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, The hidden life of brake sensors... in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Hey everyone- Another question for all of you. My Caddy is telling me that I need to get my pads ...
- 08-13-03 08:49 PM #1
The hidden life of brake sensors...
Another question for all of you. My Caddy is telling me that I need to get my pads changed. Now, I only have approx 44K miles on this thing, so it seems the right time to be doing it, but I was just curious about the sensors: does anyone know if you have to change the sensors when you change the pads? Or do the sensors work fine without replacement? Or do I have to replace the sensor that kicked off the alert?
I took the car into a local chain for an estimate- I really just wanted to see what needed to be done, as I'd prefer to do this myself.
Well, they quoted me $910. Yep. 4 rotors, 4 sets of pads, 4 sensors + labor. They claim that everything is "just under" factory spec by .01-.02".
Hmm I say.
So, any thoughts?
- 08-14-03 12:32 AM #2
Re: The hidden life of brake sensors...Originally Posted by banstyle
- 08-18-03 12:07 AM #3
Re: The hidden life of brake sensors...
Fantastic. That's what I did.. shopped everyone in the area, pads were cheaper at Autozone, rotors at Advance Auto Parts. All "OEM spec". Right... $50 for the pads, $120 for the rotors. Happiness. Bought a manual bleeder, and I'm doing the job tommorrow night. Thanks for the help!