Yes, the pads still had something left in them, but after 9 New England winters, the brakes needed some attention. I would have loved to have enough time to clean everything and paint the calipers, but that will be something for another day
My wife finally relinquished the Mazda back to me. Heavy cleaned out all the kid stuff (thinking it might be her and not the kids). Wiped and scrubbed the interior for the first pass - will need a few more to get it the way I want. In the last month:
All the brake pads
Rebuilt all 4 calipers - right rear was dragging
Replaced the brake lines (were my culprit for low brake pedal - see the saga below)
On a mechanic’s recommendation replaced the master cylinder and sent out the ABS module for testing and possible rebuilding - it tested just fine.
Replaced the water outlet - the seat holding the gasket broke which started all of this.
Still to do:
Front struts - strut mount is partially broken - not affecting ride but rattles
Passenger side front axle is leaking - not clicking yet though.
Deep cleaning of seats - probably need to get seat covers…