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#1449 of 2262 When should I replace the brakes?
Jul 17, 2008 (11:59 am)
I have an 2002 Honda Accord V6. A little bit more than 70,000 miles. I went to Honda dealer service this morning. I told the advisor there that when I press the brake, the sterling wheel shakes. He called and said it is because the brakes are worn out. It is impossible. I had the brake replaced (front - last year and rear - two years ago) by Midas. He said they are not Honda brakes and are not good. But still. They should last longer than 5 years, at least! He said there are only 4 mm left for the front and 5 mm left for the rear. How can the front brakes wear off faster than the rear brakes? Does anyone know anything about brake? How far can I drive with those brakes (in distance and in month)?
#1450 of 2262 Re: When should I replace the brakes? [ams5]
Jul 17, 2008 (1:07 pm)
How quickly your brake pads wear, depends a lot on how much you use them. Someone who drives mostly on the highway (not much brake use) can go a long time with the same pads. If your steering wheel shakes when you apply the brakes, you could have warped rotors (which would be an even larger expense ). Unless you can check the brakes yourself, I guess you have to take his word for it, or get a second opinion (from somewhere other than Midas ).
#1451 of 2262 Re: When should I replace the brakes? [ams5]
Jul 21, 2008 (2:18 am)
You could ride the brakes until they squeal, but since you have a shimmy, you shouldn't wait any longer as the rotors need to be turned, or possibly replaced. The shimmy will also put unnecessary wear and tear on other parts of the car.
I don't know what Midas uses for brake pads, but let's just say there is the good stuff and there is the better stuff. The front brakes will usually wear out faster because most of the weight is on the front end of the car, especially under braking. Midas probably has a lifetime warranty on the pads, but you'll basically be paying Midas for another brake job minus the cost of the pads if you return there to cash in on your warranty.
Your choice, but I'd have the dealer or a shop specializing in Honda's take care of this if it was me.
Jul 21, 2008 (9:19 am)
i have a pre-owned 2000 Accord SE/V6 with 79k, and am suddenly hearing a whine at start-up....is this possibly related to the timing belt, or is it the beginnings of alternator or power steering pump problems?....thank you
#1453 of 2262 Re: engine whine [jazzchaz]
Jul 21, 2008 (10:49 am)
I wouldn't suspect the timing belt with a whine, but the alternator would be suspect. I wouldn't act on what I say though - I'm not a mechanic, just know what I've heard and seen, and a whine could indicate the alternator. Are you having any indicator lamps? Noticing flickering headlights/dash lights, especially when the engine is under load (A/C on, idling)?
#1454 of 2262 Re: engine whine [thegraduate]
Jul 22, 2008 (2:44 pm)
....haven't seen any flickering as of yet...the whine sounds like a power steering pump, it's sustained, and the sound doesn't variate when i turn the steering wheel, and when i looked at the pump reservoir, the fluid appears to be fluctuating, like coolant flow looks like when you have the cap removed....then after about 5min. or so, the whine stops and all is well....purplexing
#1455 of 2262 Dash board light indicator on
Jul 28, 2008 (10:51 pm)
The dash board light, door and trunk indicator lights stay on even when everything is closed. any clue what might be wrong 1992 honda accord.
#1456 of 2262 Re: Dash board light indicator on [banuelosart]
Jul 29, 2008 (4:11 am)
Check for a bad door switch.
#1457 of 2262 Re: 98 Accord electrical problem [201w17]
Jul 31, 2008 (11:32 am)
Hi there. I read your post on edmunds community about your car engine killing. I have the same problem with our 98 Accord, automatic, and was wondering if you ever found out what the issue was?
Please email to zoinks68gmail.com if you have any information. We're trying to find a good mechanic and we don't want to GUESS as to what the problem is.... any information would be great! Thanks.
#1458 of 2262 Re: 98 Accord electrical problem [zoinks68]
Aug 04, 2008 (7:36 am)
Please respond HERE, not in an e-mail, so that all readers can have the info!