Originally Posted by Peaty
Um, the parking brake has nothing to do with the rear pads. The parking brake is a separate set of shoes inside the hub of the rotor. I'm not sure how they explained the 50%. If this is the original set of brakes and the rears go before the fronts (fronts being what about 75% of the stopping resistance) I'd suspect a sticking caliper.
As for not feeling a difference with a fluid flush that's a good thing. By the time you can tell something is bad it's kind of too late. That's why they call it "preventative maintenance"
i got the flush done regardless. i even used the same brake fluid that was suggested by another member here and i thought id notice the difference but its the same jsut easier to change now. Also i think since its obviously not the totally annoying electric parking brake its probably since my car spent 20,000 of its miles in snow with the allwheel drive working overtime to keep it stable , i notice itll use the brakes on its own to correct a wheel thats losing traction. that would be my assumption on the pads but hey could be more than that. its all good i plan on keeping my car another year then just getting a wrx or sti anyway