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My '93 Riviera needs new brakes. I am being told that to do the brake job would be approx. $900 because each brake line needs to be drained, there are aluminum blocks(?) and each wheel has independent anti-lock. Does this sound correct or am I getting a snow job?

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Hi, this vehicle does have antilock, with aluminum hardware, and you could flush your brake fluid, but I can not see, even with everything replaced, paying $900, unless they were to replace all the lines, master cylinder, and perhaps other things. I feel you should get a 2nd opinion, as this sounds too high to me.Good luck...Coop

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  • robmcelwain Oct 17, 2010

    Sounds like a snow job to me. Unless your brakes are spongie and you somehow got air in the lines, you shouldn't have to bleed them. You should be able to get away with just replacing the pads. approx. $25.00 for front and $25.00 for rear for parts if you do it yourself, unless you go with ceramics witch are a little more. Then you have your rotors. If they need to be turned or replaced, that could cost you another $100.00 per wheel, but you rarely see more than one rotor needing work at any one time.I would definitly try someone else

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