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Old 10-16-2004   #1
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cost of brake job

my brakes are squeeling pretty bad, and will 'crunch' under heavy braking. i really need brakes. but i don't want to put the money up for expensive pads (because i'm poor) and i think my drum shoes need to be replaced (48k mi). eventually i'm going to get brembo blanks and some hawk or axxis pads, but for now i just want OEM cheapass pads and shoes.
if i take it in to the dealer, what should i expect to be charged for a full front and rear brake job?
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dude its easier and cheaper to do it yourself. the only thing it should cost you is the price of the pads ands shoes. also any addtional tools you might need. they have some specific tools at autozone to help get your drum shoes off.
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i need to change my brake pads soon.
everyone told me you cant do it yourself.
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yeah, i want to do it myself, but i was just curious how much it would be.
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Unless you bring them the parts, it could cost upwards to about $200-300 for OEM style parts. That is with rotors and pads. It should only take them about 1 hour. Now you can get better pads for around $50 and better rotors around $100-150. loosen your wheels, jack the front end up, undo the caliper bolts, pop out the old calipers, use a C clamp to push the piston in, take of the two bolts that hold the rotor on, replace the rotor, put the bolts back in, put the caliper back over the rotor and screw it back down. Takes about 1 hour if you can get those two little bastard bolts off that hold the rotor on. Piece of cake. And you could save yourself some cash in having better parts.
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my brakes are squeeling pretty bad, and will 'crunch' under heavy braking. i really need brakes. but i don't want to put the money up for expensive pads (because i'm poor) and i think my drum shoes need to be replaced (48k mi). eventually i'm going to get brembo blanks and some hawk or axxis pads, but for now i just want OEM cheapass pads and shoes.
if i take it in to the dealer, what should i expect to be charged for a full front and rear brake job?
If you take it to the dealer, expect to pay around $400-$800 just for a brake job. dealers arent cheap when it comes to any kind of work. But in reality, it all depends on where you go. Different places charge different amounts, and it also depends on what you need done.

But just get some brembo blanks and hawk pads and some rear brake shoes and do it yourself for about $120 or so.
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If you take it to the dealer, expect to pay around $400-$800 just for a brake job. dealers arent cheap when it comes to any kind of work. But in reality, it all depends on where you go. Different places charge different amounts, and it also depends on what you need done.

But just get some brembo blanks and hawk pads and some rear brake shoes and do it yourself for about $120 or so.
damn, that much just to have them put in some pads and shoes?

i guess i'll have to wait a couple weeks then to get my brembo blanks and pads/shoes, dammit, i have no money.

p.s. - anyone have the brembo drums? are they worth getting? they're prettier haha.
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damn, that much just to have them put in some pads and shoes?

i guess i'll have to wait a couple weeks then to get my brembo blanks and pads/shoes, dammit, i have no money.

p.s. - anyone have the brembo drums? are they worth getting? they're prettier haha.
dealerships arent cheap. About a yr and a half ago I was quoted $565 to replace rear drums, pads and shoes. But the price is in that region.

Brembo doesnt make drums. Best bet is to just throw some shoes in the rear, doesnt matter what kind because not much braking goes on back there. Most comes from the front.
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No one makes aftermarket drums as far as I know. All you will get is disks and disk conversions becasue they are better.
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No one makes aftermarket drums as far as I know. All you will get is disks and disk conversions becasue they are better.
Well I did find this from another thread, brembo apparently does sell drums for our cars.

http://www.nopionline.com/nopistore/...20Civic%202001
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No one makes aftermarket drums as far as I know. All you will get is disks and disk conversions becasue they are better.
Yea, thats why i converted . I hate replacing drums!! So dangerous wit those springs and those dam adjusters . Pads are soo much easier to replace.....
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Well I did find this from another thread, brembo apparently does sell drums for our cars.

http://www.nopionline.com/nopistore/...20Civic%202001
yeah that's what i saw.

i can do front pads, that's not a big deal. i remember doing drums, they're tricky. i don't wanna screw something up.
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yeah that's what i saw.

i can do front pads, that's not a big deal. i remember doing drums, they're tricky. i don't wanna screw something up.
you really dont need new drums though. Those should last for a long time unless you have had them turned several times. Just replace the shoes in there if they are worn down.
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you really dont need new drums though. Those should last for a long time unless you have had them turned several times. Just replace the shoes in there if they are worn down.
that's what i mean. replacing the shoes is fairly tricky isn't it? all the springs and crap. haha. i've done it in my suspension/alignment class a couple years ago. but i don't wanna screw up on my car!
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that's what i mean. replacing the shoes is fairly tricky isn't it? all the springs and crap. haha. i've done it in my suspension/alignment class a couple years ago. but i don't wanna screw up on my car!
I am assuming it isnt all that hard, I have never done it, so I am really not to sure.
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Just had mine done.
Honda wanted to charge $200 plus tax to do the front. (new pads n cut the rotors)and clean the back $50 plus tax plus labor on both.

Bought new pads $35 and rotors $22 X 2 and took the car to another garage and had it all done for $165 tax in...including the price for the pads
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Just had mine done.
Honda wanted to charge $200 plus tax to do the front. (new pads n cut the rotors)and clean the back $50 plus tax plus labor on both.

Bought new pads $35 and rotors $22 X 2 and took the car to another garage and had it all done for $165 tax in...including the price for the pads
you should have done it yourself, would of saved yourself a good deal of money.
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Just had mine done.
Honda wanted to charge $200 plus tax to do the front. (new pads n cut the rotors)and clean the back $50 plus tax plus labor on both.

Bought new pads $35 and rotors $22 X 2 and took the car to another garage and had it all done for $165 tax in...including the price for the pads
did they replace the drum shoes? maybe i'll just bust out my old books and just go ahead and do the drums myself. i've done more ticky work than that!

anyone know a cheap place to pick up brembo blanks, hawk pads, and OEM or aftermarket drum shoes? i might get some brembo drums too, why not??
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Replacing your Drum Shoes is not hard at all. I wish I made a DIY but Sorry I did not,
I have a DIY for pads if you need it I can dig it up.

Best bet for the shoes is to get a chilton manual ($12) which will come in handy for countless other project.
They have a complete analysis of the shoe components.
The worst thing that could happen is you take off the drum and start poking at stuff and the spring flys off and you have to put all those little pieces back together like a puzzle. It's still not that bad, but you'll need the chilton's to figure out where all the little levers and clips go. fun stuff good times good times
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Replacing your Drum Shoes is not hard at all. I wish I made a DIY but Sorry I did not,
I have a DIY for pads if you need it I can dig it up.

Best bet for the shoes is to get a chilton manual ($12) which will come in handy for countless other project.
They have a complete analysis of the shoe components.
The worst thing that could happen is you take off the drum and start poking at stuff and the spring flys off and you have to put all those little pieces back together like a puzzle. It's still not that bad, but you'll need the chilton's to figure out where all the little levers and clips go. fun stuff good times good times
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