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Old 05-03-2011, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2006 LR3 Brake Sensor, Pad & Rotor replacement.

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Last year I replaced the same parts on my 2006 Sport. Pads were a piece of cake. Sensor plugs were hell on earth, especially the front one. About to embark on the same job with the LR3. If anyone has done it/done both, is it easier on the LR3. Do I need to take out, unplug the inside wheel well?

Heres hoping NO!

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I've done all three. The pads and rotors are straightforward. The rear sensor is definitely easier to do because you can actually see where the plug connects. The front is a different story because the plug terminates way up and behind the plastic wheel well. Unscrew and unbolt as much of the wheel well as possible and bend it back so that you can fit your hand in there. Even then, you will have to change the front sensor by feel because you will be unable to see the plug end. That being said, change the rear sensor first so that you get a good idea of what you will be dealing with on the front sensor.
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Hi All,

Last year I replaced the same parts on my 2006 Sport. Pads were a piece of cake. Sensor plugs were hell on earth, especially the front one. About to embark on the same job with the LR3. If anyone has done it/done both, is it easier on the LR3. Do I need to take out, unplug the inside wheel well?

Heres hoping NO! Rob
Attached is the link to Bodsy's Brake Bible on disco3. At the time of this posting, he is on version 1.5 but the link takes you to all the versions so you can get the newest version. The Bible is the definitive word, covers front and rear, pads and rotors and most important, how to handle the Electronic Parking Brake as that can cause real problems when removing the rear rotors; also comments on the sensors.

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Thanks for this BBYER. I changed the rotors, pads, clips etc before seeing this link. Lucky enough the rear rotors came off and went on without any issues including the fact I didn't touch the epb. Want to know the crazy thing. Pads were in great shape. The front sensor wire had worn thru on one of the hard bends in the wire tripping the brake warning light. All i needed to do was replace the sensor. Damn it.
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Pads were in great shape. The front sensor wire had worn thru on one of the hard bends in the wire tripping the brake warning light. All I needed to do was replace the sensor. Damn it.
Never thought of the problem just being a sensor - kind of like the engine fire indication on an airplane - is there a fire and the engine should be shut down, or is it just the warning light system?

I actually discovered that with these big open spoke wheels we have that one can determine the wear or lack of it on the rotors, (after they have cooled off), just by feeling the height of the ridge around the perimeter of the rotor; also one can sort of determine the pad depth just by shining a flashlight in thru the spoke holes. If you cannot see much pad, then probably the pads are nearing the end of their useful life.

The link below is over to disco3 where if you look in the bottom left corner, you will find a pdf that is a small Excel spreadsheet that I made up listing brake parts vs dollar amounts. Do not pay much attention to the dollar figures but you can use it as a template for your own sources. The part numbers are for the most part correct for our V8 gasoline engine LR3's; and the jpg of the disc brake assembly below is off of Bodsy's site. Also on the link page is a picture of a Series LR and a very nice young lady exiting it.

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