It depends on who you go to and if you want it done right. I went to the Dealership and had them put front brakes on my 2008 Dodge Avenger and it has been in the shop every 2-4 months since then for front brakes. They replaced the entire front brake system and my 08 Avenger is still eating brakes. I finally took it to a friend who owns a auto repair shop he replace the rotors which are total about 115.00 for each from AutoZone and replaced the brake pads for 50.00 so it cost me just parts 155.00 and my Avenger is running smoothly since haven't had problems with the brakes since. Go to Midas and let them change it for roughly 89.00 avoid the dealership at all cost they can run 200.00-500.00 depending on if it is just the brakes pads or if it is the rotors and pads.
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They can be stuck on pretty tight.. Remove wheel, retract brake shoes using brake spoon..access hole is in the back plate of the brake. (also make sure your emergency brake is all the way released) you may have to use a rubber maillot to get them loose. Do not go crazy with a metal hammer, you can crack the drum. little by little it will dislodge
You can't just change pads without turning the rotors & you have to remove all rust from caliper slides & abutements & lube them You can turn the rotors by hand & know the brakes are not the issue, if you did the proper brake service/work
I just replaced the front pads on my '09 Avenger and I'm getting a squealing sound from them only when the car go's forward. It's not a grinding noise but, more of a lite metal rubbing squeak. Any ideas?
There is a manual, It's on CD. I believe the Dodge Caliper has the same brakes. If you can' get the drum off you have loosen a screw in the rear with a screw driver. My family has been changing brakes for years. You don't have to have degree to do this. lol Here's a link to the diagram for a 2008 Avenger.
Here is from the chrysler service contract manual
for all dodge 2008
oil change oil filter change rotate tires lubricate front drive shaft fitting (2500 or 3500 4X4 models only) check spare tire for proper pressure and correct storage lubricate outer tie rod ends (2500 or 3500 4X4 models only) inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace as necessary