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Re: front rotor replacement.
Do you have a autozone near by... if so go there and they have "value craft" rotors for around 10-20 bucks, but i would recommend getting "duralast" they are a little more but worth it. if you have an o'reily's i would go there firs they will match prices ...and carry a better product. good luck on your endeavor and inform me if you have any more questions.
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These nuts are drift nuts, meaning you have to unbend them from being held into place. Use a hammer and old screwdriver to straighten out the flanges. Once there, use a socket wrench with a cheater bar to break the nut loose, I use a piece of pipe for about a 6 foot cheater. Leftt loosey on both front wheels. If you still can't loosen it, go by a mechanic somewhere and give him $5 to break the nut loose with an air wrnech, then tighten it up not as tight, then drive home and continue your task. If your task is to replace the rotor, the job is not simple, as the rotor and bearings and steering knuckle are pressed together, and kind-of needs a mechanic to pry them apart and re-install them...good luck...Chris
If they order the parts from rockauto its about $630-700 in parts. $50-60 front and rear brake pads, $ 100 -115 2 better front rotors, $100 for better rear rotors, $90 for each rear caliper, 100-125 per front caliper, $10 for each rubber brake line. (The caliper prices include a core fee that you would get back $30-40 per caliper returning the old caliper, but you pay the shipping fees). The ballpark prices also include the additional shipping costs. Labor should be around 2-2.5hrs. So depending on the shop it would be $50-60/hr so total cost $100-150 for the labor. So total would be somewhere around $730-850.
You can just have the one caliper replaced, you do not need to replace them all. I would get new rotors on whichever axle (front or rear) the stuck caliper is on and not get the rotors cut, because the faulty caliper could have warped the rotor.
Another possibility is that it could just need a new rubber brake line. When my calipers locked on one of my classic trucks, I just replaced the old rubber line and it was good to go.
Hi, if you have the right socket in a half inch drive with a breaker bar, you can get it off. Cheat if you have to. The new hub will probably not have bearings, so you will reuse yours with a little new grease. I don't think there is any kind of dust seal. There should be a large washer on the outside just under the axle nut. The final torque isn't critical. You can use your weight multiplied by the length of the breaker bar to estimate. I recommend you replace the pads on the other side too, since they come in sets anyway. Please let me know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.
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
If your rotors are good and fairly smooth, then a decent ceramic pad will work well. Just be aware that ceramic pads will require a slightly greater paddle pressure. They will last longer, dust up a bit less and will perform MUCH greater in stop and go traffic...
I suspect that 25 dollars per axle is a typical cost for good quality disc brake pads.
They will need replacing when they are at the minimum thickness, which is stamped on the rotor in most cases. If they are rusted, they will need replacement anyhow. you may just call a few repair shops and ask for a quote on pads and rotors. Asking a quote for brakes is hard, because they dont have the car to inspect it, and its hard because nobody quotes the same parts, apples to apples. the cheapest is not the best deal, you get what you pay for. Get good quality brakes, your life depends on it. if it was me I would use dealer parts.
Trying to change the front rotors on a 2006 kia sorento and can not get the rotor off. There is 2 screws on there and this big round silver thing right in the center of it. How do we take the rotor off?
I'm not sure what he meant by the "plate" when you got the diagnosis. Maybe he said "rotor" or "caliper" instead?
Anyway, here's some reasonable ranges for parts and labor for a few brake-related jobs on a 2001 blazer 4WD. If you combine jobs, the labor price might go down (since the mechanic doesn't have to do all the steps for each job) but the parts prices are going to be constant:
Replace rear calipers: parts - $150 - $500, depending on if you get used or new parts labor - $100 - $150
Replace rear brake shoes and resurface (smooth off) rotors: parts - $40 - $130, depending on performance vs economy shoes labor - $200 - $250
Replace rear brake shoes and replace rear rotors: parts - $130 - $400, again depending on performance vs economy parts labor - $150-$190
None of those look like "remove the rear axel" kinds of labor rates, so either your mechanic is full of beans, or I'm not guessing correctly what he has identified as the problem.
Post back if you can get more details on this "plate" -- specifically the exact name of the part being replaced -- and I can get you ballpark repair costs.
Disclaimer time -- repair prices vary widely within a city, and vary even more from one part of the country to another. Without your ZIP code, I can only give general price estimates, and your region may be 50% higher or lower than my figures.