I hear grinding from the rear

Tiny
DIMI
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  • 2004 MINI COOPER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 14,400 MILES
Now every time I hit the brakes I hear grinding from the rear.
Thursday, January 8th, 2009 AT 12:46 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Replacing rear brake pads isn't too hard to do. If you plan to keep the vehicle, make sure to get lifetime parts so you never have to pay for them again.

You can expect rear pads to last approximately 30,000 miles. However, that will vary based on driving habits and terrain.

To get you started, here is a link that shows in general how it is done. You can use this as a guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-pads-and-rotors

Also, here is a video showing it being done on a newer model, but the procedure is very similar:

https://youtu.be/XXfs18esGy8

IF you look at the attachments below, I included directions and pictures specific to your vehicle for brake pad and rotor replacement.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe

See pics below.

Note: The last two pics show how to remove the brake caliper mount. This needs done to remove the brake rotor.

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Monday, March 29th, 2021 AT 8:51 PM
Tiny
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi,

Replacing rear brake pads isn't too hard to do. If you plan to keep the vehicle, make sure to get lifetime parts so you never have to pay for them again.

You can expect rear pads to last approximately 30,000 miles. However, that will vary based on driving habits and terrain.

To get you started, here is a link that shows in general how it is done. You can use this as a guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-pads-and-rotors

Also, here is a video showing it being done on a newer model, but the procedure is very similar:

https://youtu.be/XXfs18esGy8

IF you look at the attachments below, I included directions and pictures specific to your vehicle for brake pad and rotor replacement.

Note: The last two pics show how to remove the brake caliper mount. This needs done to remove the brake rotor.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe

See pics below.
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