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Changing brake disc and fixing engine mount

Is it worth paying $800 to change my brake pads and fix engine mount on 99' Acura TL or are they a do it yourself projects? any words of wisdom?

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Most Honda and Acura front brake pads can be changed by the average do-it-yourselfer in less than an hour. Rear pads may need some special tools, but not always.
Without seeing the engine mount and knowing your expertise with such things, I would suggest getting professional help with the engine mount.
In any case, $800 sounds excessive for just those things. Seeing a detailed estimate might change my mind, though. :)

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It's definitely not worth paying that much for doing your pads as you can do both sides of the front in 30-60 minutes and pay $40 for the pads. The motor mount might be a little more difficult for you as you will need to jack the engine up to get the old one out and new one in. It all really depends on your DIY experience but even as a novice, you can watch hundreds of videos on Youtube to show you how to change brakes. You basically take the wheel off. Unbolt the two screws holding the caliper on. Support the caliper. Take the old pads out. Put the new ones in (with brake lubricant). Push the piston back in on the caliper with a c-clamp (make sure to take the cap off your brake fluid resevoir). Put the caliper back on. Put the wheel back on. I can walk you through in more detail if you would like if you can't figure it out after watching a video. See where the motor mount is and see if you think you can handle that by yourself but that might be one you might not want to tackle. Let me know if you have any further questions, but I know that you can do those brakes. I have faith in you! Thanks for rating my response and for using FixYa!

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Try to check for other reliable shops for their prices to see if you can get a cheaper price. This projects are not however do it yourselves especially for the less experience. It may be dangerous if a mistake is made. Leave this one to the professionals with a reasonable fee.

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