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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I'm not sure on the cost but I replaced mine a few weeks ago and man o man what a job!!! I had to take apart the wheel assembly on the pass side.....pull the axle...jack the engine. 1st time 10 hrs.....2nd time thanx to a fualty replacement alt. 6 hrs. Good luck
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
i am assuming you are talking about drum brakes. and the drum is not coming off easily. as the drums wear they do not ride on the very outside which will cause a ridge to form and make it hard to remove them you just have to pry them off but pry evenly on two sides opposite of each other at the same time
Posted on May 20, 2009
The thing is your doing the timing belt the water pump is right their with it . it should cost you much more at all besides the cost of the water pump. When doing a timing belt I have a rule that I go by The timing belt/seals =cam , crank , any pulley & tensioner & water pump all get replaced at the same time. I did a t-belt on a Audi A-8 very complex whole front of car has to come off as well, he didnt want to do w-pump & thermostat his thermostat was their as well not even a month later the water pump gave out he had to pay double the price because he didnt want to do it when I had it apart the first time. And make sure mechanic is ase certified . good luck
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
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