I try to keep an eye on my wifes van best I can. But she really needs to tell me if there'* something not right. Last night I'm at a halloween party and I get a phone call from my wife. She was not feeling the best so she stayed home. She says, I need you to go to a quite place to talk, this is important. I'm thinking this better not be come home important because I'm just over 100 miles from home and been drinking for a while now. She says, the breaks are grinding. I say, how loud? She says REALLY loud. Ok, what wheels it coming from, she says I don't know. Is it the front or the back? short pause, front I think. Ok, left or right? Another pause and she says left, I could tell in her voice it was only a guess. Ok, go stright home, park it, and I'll look in the morning when I get home. What else can I do?
Next day, I'm hung over, got about 2 hours of sleep and drove just over 100 miles. Guess I better get right on this while I'm all bright eyed and bushy tailed. get in van, pull out, head down the road and I hear soem grinding. Hmm, right front. Ok, go back pull in to garage and jack it up. Pull the tire, Hmm, over half the pad left. Run my hand down the back side, that don't feel right. Grab a trouble light and look, Ouch, the routers all chewed up. Head in the house call autozone to see if they have the parts, yep. Go get them and get to work.
The rear pad was completely gone, nothing left. It had to have been grinding for a while. She never said anything. I had planned to change her breaks on Nov 11th. Guess it'* done now. Now I have more time to change her tranny fluid and filter that day.