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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Light at 13000 miles on Ti

Certainly there is some issue and this is not the norm, right? It isn’t driven hard. I am getting brake service required messages at startup.
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Hi @bbiller ,

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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-11-2019, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, so the dealership says the brakes need to be replaced in the vehicle as they are down to 10%. The quote for all 4 wheels is $1392. I bought the vehicle used with 10000 miles and have had it for 3 months. I am in shock. Is there anything special about replacing brakes on this thing that would prevent me from doing it myself? That seems a little over the top.
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With the Brembos its a 60 minute job and a few hundred dollars worth of pads. $400 will buy you top shelf Prior owner was a left foot brake dragger. See it all the time esp with our texting idiots!

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Where is the best place to find brakes online? I can find front rotors everywhere, but not rear.
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Centerline Alfa, Alfa 9 have rear rotors listed. Centerline says OEM, Alfa 9 says Tarox. I had also seen some very cheap kits online, no idea of fit, performance or durability.

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Where is the best place to find brakes online? I can find front rotors everywhere, but not rear.
Did you check www.rockauto.com? You need to make sure you’re not buying the cheap crap, but they typically carry the pads for Stelvios.
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I was able to get all of the correct Mopar parts for pads and rotors all around. What specifics do I need to know about the actual replacement? How do I retract the pistons with the menu? Is that done with the ignition off? Does anything have to be reset afterwards? Are any special tools needed?
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YOU DO NOT NEED NEW REAR ROTORS AT 13k. DID YOU MEASURE THE THICKNESS??? SAVE THOSE ROTORS TO BE USED IN 50-75k UNLESS YOU LIVE IN DAILY TRAFFIC ****. IN fact you do not need front rotors also unless thay are damaged. Don't waste money getting them turned either. That is passee. It is truly rare to need to install new rotors on a first set of pads unless its a BMW with 60-80K and they design the rotors to wear with the pads, thus reason all their wheels are blackened all the time.


I will bet 99% you haven't even worn the rotors 25% yet.

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I was told the front pads are at 30% and the rear at 10%. I was also told the rotors are pitted and need to be replaced. (For $1392 + tax for brakes and pads all around). I have done brakes before, but am far from a mechanic. After reading the Guilia forum, I am pretty sure the Ocean’s Eleven heist is less work than changing these myself.
I’m pretty bummed out about that expense just a few months after getting the car with so few miles on it.
I just cancelled the parts order. I am back to ground zero. I’d welcome comments from everyone what they would do.
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