Good to hear. Might have found a van to buy. Going to go look at it on Monday.I got 70k something on my 159 high fronts and the rears are still good at 83k. I wouldn’t pay much attention to the warning light - pull off a front wheel and check it visually.
If you need new pads they are under $40 and rotors are $50 each - real easy to change also.
200K out of the fronts? Wow, I would bet you could buy the worst pads available and still have good results.The fronts use a hex wrench - forget the size - but they sell it at most tool places including Autozone. You'll need that. Otherwise, nothing special about the brakes on the Promaster.
We drive all highway, so I got well over 200k out of the front pads. Rock Auto carries about 15 different grades of pads. Normally, I'd always recommend using OEM because that's generally the best long term value. But I used cheaper stuff and it seems to be holding up well.
Going to give it a try replacing my rotor and brake pads. Anyone out there have any experience?
Im at 60k and just due, front more then rear, but close enough im doing them both. I do a lot of around town, a lot with a 10ft trailer. I wanted to use OEM pad since I love the brakes on this thing. there are two #s , one for ventilated rotors one for solid, mine is a 1500, with solid rotors, so here is the number my Vin came up with. 68230105AC ft, 68226919AA rear
PS, I learned the different #s the hard way, ordered, jackup up etc, only to find out the difference.
hope this saves you some trouble
Thanks for your answer Keeponvaning. Please excuse my ignorance , but how to I know what is a vented and a non vented rotors ?The 1500’s sometimes have the smaller brakes and non vented rotors.