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Old 12-01-11, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default How Long Do Brakes Last on an LX570

I have a 2009 LX570 with 36K miles on it. During the most recent service I was told by the dealer that the rear pads have 4mm left (I don't know what that means) and the fronts have 6mm left.

At my last service, 5,000 miles ago they both were measured at 6mm (same dealer).

How could the rears have worn but not the fronts?

They are suggesting replacing the rear pads at a cost of $450.

2 questions: 1) is this an average lifespan for rear brakes (I thought they lasted longer than the fronts)? 2) Is the price reasonable for a dealer?

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-01-11, 06:44 PM   #2
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I have an 09 with 48,000 and both front and rear pads have been replaced. Seems odd that rears would wear before the fronts to me also, but it is what it is I guess.

Lexus likes to change when pads get below 4mm. They can probably go longer, but you risk getting into the sensor wire that lights up on you dash - then you have to replace the sensor wire (at additional cost).

If you are at 4mm, I would probably have them changed. I would order pads from Sewell Lexus with the Club Lexus discount and bring them to your dealer to minimize the cost a little ($57.00 vs $93 at dealer). $450 is stiff, but Lexus dealers are not afraid to charge. I am sure they will replace the pads, shims, turn the rotors, ect. If you could find an indy shop - cost would be less - but I would probably let the dealer do it if I had experience with them (or did not know someone else I could trust to do it properly).
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Or just do it yourself...
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Or just do it yourself...
Certainly the most cost effective way. From the initial post, I did not get the impression peasept was into changing pads (nor am I - but I do envy those of you who are not afraid to tackle a job like brakes).
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Certainly the most cost effective way. From the initial post, I did not get the impression peasept was into changing pads (nor am I - but I do envy those of you who are not afraid to tackle a job like brakes).
It is not that hard. Definitely will save you tons of money if you take care of the small jobs.
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Alright, i know this is an old thread, but here it comes...my brakes are starting to squeak abit but the sensor is not coming on yet, so here is my question:

I have a GX 470 before with no brake sensor, i dont think...does the LX 570 have it?? Just to confirm...

Not to be cheap but can i buy a set like these through Ebay cause i try a set for my previous GX 470 and it works well...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-COMPLETE-F...774f16&vxp=mtr

So does that mean if i get this set above, i would need to purchase the brake sensors from like Seawell Lexus??
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Alright, i know this is an old thread, but here it comes...my brakes are starting to squeak abit but the sensor is not coming on yet, so here is my question:

I have a GX 470 before with no brake sensor, i dont think...does the LX 570 have it?? Just to confirm...

Not to be cheap but can i buy a set like these through Ebay cause i try a set for my previous GX 470 and it works well...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-COMPLETE-F...774f16&vxp=mtr

So does that mean if i get this set above, i would need to purchase the brake sensors from like Seawell Lexus??
I would go OEM - order them from:

http://lexus.sewellparts.com/index.php

They are a forum sponsor and give a discount to forum members. Substantially less than Dealer pricing. I have dealt with them many times and never had an issue. Also - why rotors?
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Had my 2010 done last month for the first time at 75K miles. Dealer was shocked and asked if I only drove on the highway. They charged $950 for pads and shaving rotors for both front and rear.
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wow new pads at 40k miles? does it mean have to change it 5x if I decide to keep it til 200k miles?
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wow new pads at 40k miles? does it mean have to change it 5x if I decide to keep it til 200k miles?
Mine were changed at 45K and I am at 5MM at 75K - probably due in the next 15K.
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wow new pads at 40k miles? does it mean have to change it 5x if I decide to keep it til 200k miles?
It all depends on how you drive your car.
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It all depends on how you drive your car.
Normal driving? Average?
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change it yourself. its very very easy and a monkey could do it, literally.
there are tons of you tube videos.
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We've replace ours at least twice, that I recall, by the time it reached 100k miles.
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65,000 miles and still on the original pads on my '11.
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