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Old 08 Apr 2005, 10:48 pm
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17000 mille and need new front brake pad wow! first time i need to change my brake this soon is it normal whit a pt im not a very hard driver usely whit my oder car i change at 35000-45000 mille
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Old 09 Apr 2005, 01:30 pm
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While 17k miles is a little early, however, PT's driven exclusively in stop and go traffic don't have a very long life on their front brake pads. Chrysler replaced both front and rear brake calipers on the right side of my PT GT under warranty at about 25k miles because the pads on the right side had worn down to the limit while the left pads had plenty of wear left.

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Old 09 Apr 2005, 10:05 pm
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Do yourself a favor and get ceramic pads - they last longer, and NO DUST! I went with Raybestos cermaics on my '02.
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Old 09 Apr 2005, 10:20 pm
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Agree with Don, get the ceramic's
I went with the ones from Napa
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Old 10 Apr 2005, 05:20 am
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If your rotors are still good I would consider it a warning to put on better pads. If your backs are still good I would chalk it up to lots of brake use in traffic. If the rears are also worn out then I would think something is dragging the brakes or most of your braking is from hight speed! My 03 has 36,000 miles and my brakes both front and rear will be replaced in about 4,000 with still more miles left but I want some performance pads and rotors! Lots of highway driving and both wife and I are right footed brakers.
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