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brake replacement

Thread in 'Brakes' started by Brett Hartwig, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Brett Hartwig

    Brett Hartwig Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    My brakes are starting to sound like chewed up glass, I think its coming from the rear. Dealer will be looking at them on Thursday, but just for curiosity....if I need new brakes, how much should I expect for pads/rotors/labor? What about the front? Gimme a ballpark so I don't have a heart attack thursday
     
  2. Vic Sorlie

    Vic Sorlie Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    If you're having a dealership do the work, asking your Service Advisor is best way to get a ballpark estimate. Most of us here are DIYers, and brake maintenance is a common but important job. If I were replacing the brakes all the way 'round, I'm guessing I could buy all the parts needed for ~$200. If you have the dealership do it all four wheels, be ready for a hefty bill, prolly $500+. Be sure to make them replace the brake fluid, a commonly overlooked item.
     
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  3. John G

    John G Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Freeport, while always I do my own brakes, a Firestone shop I visited today for another purpose gave me an undolicited price on front rotor and pads. It was about $460. Plus tax and a shop fee. Bleeding would be extra. I could do it myself for about $150.



    By the way, I was in the shop to get ball joints, top and bottom. $1,300 total, and it would have been extra for an alignment except that I have their kifetime alignment deal. I probably should have done the ball joints myself and saved about $1k, but it is really cold outside!
     
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  4. Gavin Allan

    Gavin Allan Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    Check out the coupons under the service section of www.ford.com for your dealer and/or Quicklane. I recall seeing some rebates and brake specials there not long ago.
     

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