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Cost to replace front brakes on a '91 volvo 740 wagon

Thanks to fixya's expert help I have (almost) bought a 1990 Volvo 740 wagon. It obviously has brake problems, which I was told involved new rotors and pads on the front. I was given a price by a highly recommended mechanic for Volvos, after he inspected the vehicle, of around 500 dollars if the calipers were OK, but when I look at the parts online they seem surprisingly cheap (less than $150 for two rotors and two sets disks). Does this estimate of $500 seem reasonable?

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This estimate seems very high,even if he is using OE parts,labor for this job is approx 100 dollars

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The labour for that particular job will cost around $100 on average in any shop...it usually takes about an hour to replace...the parts, you have said are $150..that should only be a $250 estimate to do the front brakes..unless that calipers are bad, or caliper hardware is faulty or sticking.....unless there are some issues with the brake hoses as well...cracked to the inner liner, bulged etc...but perhaps this estimate may also include rear brakes as well...you need to sit down with you mechanic and discuss why so high...good luck

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