Tip & How-To about Chevrolet Impala


Get a seond opinion always,make them show you whats wrong.Demand old parts back.Also negotiate.Price.Examole a Brake rotor that a mechanis will charge you $125.00 for actually cost the mechanic approx. no more than $28. or so.A $600. brake job only costs about 75 max in parts.Also you will pay a price that includes pads and resurfacing of the rotor.Average is about $129.95 depending on car.They will tell you you need new rotors and will charge for remove and install which is included and will will not deduct for not having to resurface the old one which is around 15 each rotor.I even seen some mechanics try an charge for a Caliper service to push the Piston back in.This is included because the new pads cant be installed without putting the piston back in its bore.Last thing.make sure that the guide pins are cleaned and new synthetic greased installed.this will keep the calpers from hanging up.Bottom line is know your car, and what things cost.One last thing There is not an honest mechanic out there,no matter how nice they are.

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Repair shop said need new pad rotor caliber. Leaky master cylinder. MC was replaced by same shop 12mos ago. I believe MC cause brake problem.

always get a second opinion if you've never used that mechanic. If you dont know what your looking at then go to another shop for another opinion,but i wouldnt think a leaky MC would mess up the whole brake system, ive never had that problem.

Feb 23, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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burning smell brakes

Most people do not remove the rear rotors and inspect the Emergency Brake shoes. These often peel off the metal backing on the shoe and jam inside the interior Drum of the rotor. Some people will hear a rusty grinding noise after pulling away from a stop.

These brakes have the old "star-wheel" adjusters and may need to be adjusted more loosely to remove the rotor. Its a bad system in my opinion; the drum always rusts and corrodes and the Ebrake shoes are banana peel thin. With corrosion, the drum acts like a grinder and chews up the brake shoes. Some other configurations use a mechanical link on the caliper to make the service brakes act in an Emergency. It will override a hydraulic failure, but you still need good pads on the caliper.

Mar 17, 2014 | 2000 Ford Expedition

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my car camry 2003 runs well usually but sometimes the car trembles or gives trembling noise when the brake is applied.

will try to help.your front brakes and rotors may need replacement. when you apply brakes say,at 40 mph do you feel vibration on brake pedal or shaking in steering wheel? the vibration comes from worn or warped front brake rotors. while you have those rotors replaced,go ahead and have new front brakes applied also,or else you'll still have brake problems.always ask to see old parts when you have brakes and rotors unless you have a complety trustable mechanic! the rotors will be round and silver,a very bad brake rotor will have grooves cut in it.always shop for best price at different shops to get a picture of the price for replacement! do not be afraid to ask questions! front brake pads can cost anywhere fron $20.00 to $45.00 rotors can cost $40.00 to $50.00 each there will only be 2 rotors on the front and the brakes are complete for the front,both sides,on the front. as a general rule you'll replace your front brakes twice before you'll need to replace the back brakes because most of you stopping power comes from the front brakes. and as always,if you need further assistance please contact an expert!thank you for choosing fixya.com

Dec 21, 2010 | Toyota Camry Cars & Trucks

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Wondering how much rotorers would cost new on a 2004 Jeep Liberty? Is it better to just buy new ones or have mine turned?

Rotors for the liberty are relatively inexpensive. You can pick up a set of PBR's for about 40.00. I have nothing against machining rotors, as long as you are not getting any kind of brake pulsing at the at the time of brake job. Once you start getting a brake pulse, I would just replace them. Other techs will have a different opinion on this, ad some will machine them till there is noting left to machine. But in my opinion, when it comes to safety, and reliability, and when you compare the price of the rotors, and the price of machining them, new is the way to go if this answer was sufficient and to your satisfaction, please rate me. Thank you

Aug 17, 2010 | 2004 Jeep Liberty

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How much should a new one cost? I just paid

how much should a new what cost you do not say part.

Sep 11, 2009 | 1998 Isuzu Amigo

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