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Old 12-29-2009
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Unhappy Poor mileage on front brakes

Anyone experiencing horrible front brake life? I have an 07 Megacab 2500 with the 6.7l and have had to replace the front brakes twice in 30k miles. I pulled a trailer for maybe 500 miles on the last set. Dealer gives me no help.
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What brake pads are you using?
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MY 07 CTD where still good when I traded it in at over 30k miles.
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Rear brakes not set right, making the front do ALL the work?
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OEM brakes. I had a problem early on with a leaking rear axle seal which toasted the rear brakes but the dealer assured me that 21K miles on a front set was not a problem and couldn't possibly be related to the fact that the rear brakes were fouled.

The second set has last 11K miles and were at 3mm yesterday when I replaced them again with OEM. No leaking seal to blame here.

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Wow I think you got major problems and your dealer is giving you a line of BS. You are in need of a new place to get your truck worked on ASAP. I hope your on the west side of OR where you have more places to get service. I have just over 40K on my original front and rear brakes and still have at least 50% or more of the brake pad's left on the front.
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I replaced my pads only on my 04.5 at 100,000 miles. I could have easily gone another 50,000 miles on the OEM pads. That said, my truck is a manual tranny. I'll bet you've got an auto and ride the brakes. If not, does your truck get good mileage????? If not the front brakes may not be releasing fully and dragging. The cooling system on these trucks in incredible, so you may not notice it!!
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If you know of a good dealership in the Portland area, i'd love to hear it. I feel like I'm getting the run around everytime I deal with mine.

Thanks for the input, I've got two good things to check now. Rear brakes engagement and dragging front. I appreciate the advice!
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The only thing I can think of that would cause that short of life is the driver. Even if the back brakes weren't working it seems like they would last longer than that. I haven't checked my rear brakes since I bought the truck 80k miles ago, and the front brakes where only replaced because I had the front end apart, but that was 40k miles ago.
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I can pretty well assure you I'm not driving around with my foot on the brake. I've never owned a truck that ate them like this.
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