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I just went to a bay area Land Rover dealer to check my brake on my '07 RRS because it has squeak noise when I brake. The dealer says that I should replace my front brake pads/rotor as they are now about 1-2 mm. And it costs about $735. However, last month I just went for a 45000 miles inspection and it said that my brake pads are 5mm for both front and rear. My questions: Is it possible that my front brake pads' mm reduces that fast? Also, the dealer stated that my rear brake pads are now 7mm. How come it can change from 5 mm to 7 mm? Is there any other possible problem due to the squeak noise? What should I do? Thank you very much.
 

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If you're at 1-2mm on the front you should replace the pads and rotors...and the 5mm?...my guess is that was someone's guess.

No problems, you just need to perform routine maintenance.
 

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Depending on your driving style you CAN go through brakes pretty quickly. These trucks are HEAVY and granted the brakes were designed with that in mind, being stuck in traffic can really take a toll on your brakes. When possible throw it in Sport Mode with the transmission to have it down shift for you or even do it yourself in Command Mode. That'll help especially when you need to brake hard. I've heard changing the brakes BEFORE the brake sensor comes on makes it a little easier for the mechanic. anytime that sensor goes off it needs to be replaced and i've heard that the rear one is a bitch. it runs along the inside of the bumper and is a pain to replace. My rears are about 4mm and i'm just gonna replace them now.
 

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Few years ago the dealer told me the same thing, checked for my self and there was a lot of meat left. They could trying to stop the squeal and screwing you at the same time. Check the pads yourself or take it to an indy shop.

My feeling is the rotors have a film built up from the pads.

If there is more meat left, take some sand paper to the rotors, and sand it slightly, if you are mechanically inclined, take the pads off and sand that slightly too (instructions posted on this site on replacing pads\rotors will show you how to pop off the pads)this may stop the squeal for a while.
 

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Not all dealers are evil Frisco!

A US quarter is just under 2mm thick~1.75mm. If you want to check the pad thickness yourself, see how many stacked quarters you can slide between the backing plate and the rotor. If you can only slide one, get thyself into the shop for new pads, etc.
 
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