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PostSubject: Time for a brake job...   Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:35 pm

Its that time. Just a hair shy of 140K miles and I think Ive finally hit the point I need new everything all around. Ive done brakes before, but Im not very confident in that department and with no one here to guide me if I need help, I am just going to take it to Toyota. I've been trying to look up parts to put together an estimate of my own. I like to go in prepared just in case someone thinks "naive female" and tries to price gouge me. I used to put together auto repair estimates so I may not be as naive as they hope. Smile

So far I'm finding that front rotors are going for $87, rear rotors $114, front pads $68 and rear pads $49. Pads are wearing even side to side so I "shouldnt" need calipers. Adding in markup and labor, Im estimating $900-$1000. Is this a fair estimate or am I way off?
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a brake job...   Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:24 pm

Its probably a pretty fair estimate, i just hate to see you spend that much money on it. Brakes are very easy to do and dont take long. I would try to find directions, read over them and then decide if you still wanna take it to dealership.
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a brake job...   Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:05 pm

I'd guess in the neighborhood of $800 including tax for everything you posted from a dealer at retail.
Possibly even less since you won't be paying for them to machine the rotors, and instead just
changing them out.


Retail on the front rotors are $158.62/pair, front pads  $87.60
rear rotors $206.46/pair, rear pads $62.99/pair

So, if you purchase the parts at the prices you posted, it would 
even be less than my guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a brake job...   Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:28 pm

Lacey are you coming to the Event on the 28th of Sept at URE? if you are...i have a feeling that we could help you out with your issue.  Maybe...but i think it could be done...
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a brake job...   Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:34 pm

I am coming, but I need the brakes done much sooner. There may be some grinding happening in the front and its taking a lot longer to stop. Almost died in the beach traffic this weekend with my kid in the car....so time to do it sooner than later!
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a brake job...   Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:27 pm

too bad youre not closer...id just volunteer my time ...
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a brake job...   Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:38 am

I would def look into the brake job yourself. It really isn't hard and I'm sure youtube has something that could help you out. Once you see it you would be surprised how cut and dry it really is......Wish you luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a brake job...   Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:46 am

It is easy yes. I had a heck of a time with mine though. My truck is from Ohio. Those pins that run through the caliper and pads were very corroded at 60K miles. I had to Dremel them out after trying for a long time. My brake job ended up taking about 7 hours... I bled them all as well.

Lesson: IF you do it yourself get the caliper pin / hardware kit Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Time for a brake job...   Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:52 am

antiseize can save a huge amount of trouble down the road for similar issues.
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