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brake job pricing?

I just got quoted 240 out the door for new pads, machining the rotors, adjusting/cleaning the rear drums, and labor..

does this sound fair?
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sounds decent. i remember paying around 230 or so when i got mine done.
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yeah thats pretty good depending on how good the parts are.
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they used Wagner Thermo Quiet pads
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hehe,
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do it yourself and save about $150. its easy work. wait..... just saw you were 2wd.. bearing re-pack, etc etc... pay the $240...
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I just did mine. The pads (wagner thermo quiet ceramic) were $58, and they were unable to machine the rotors, so I went and got the NAPA ones for $104. Super simple to change everything out. If you can change oil, you can change pads and rotors.

Basically unbold everything, pull the old pads out, put lube on the back of the new pads, use a C-clamp to push the caliper back, slide the pads into the calipers and you're done.

For the rotors, lots of WD-40 or PB blaster, and a hammer (uses a wood block if you plan on having the rotors turned). pull the old ones off, a little anti-seize between the rotor and the hub and slide the new ones on.

Personally, unless the rear brakes are causing problems, I would touch them.
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He has a 2wd XLT. So no hubs, but it is really simple to remove your rotors. Take off the wheel, and remove the caliper. Then remove the dust cap with a flathead screwdriver. Remove the cotter pin and then remove the spindle nut. Pull out the rotor and take it to be machined if possible. Use a C-Clamp or a large set of pliers to close the caliper. Add your new brake pads and reassemble. Make sure you do not tighten the spindle nut too much, you can find the proper torque method around, and I would add some bearing grease onto the spindle once you install it.

The brake shoes in the rear don't really need to be swapped and adjusted unless they are giving you problems like malydeen said.

You could save about half the cost or more doing it yourself man. If I didn't live so far from you I'd definitely give you a hand.
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I hope that brake job comes with a happy ending! Learn how to do it yourself. It is seriously easy unless your retarded! (If your retarded I did not say retarded I said "an apple")
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hahahaha thanks for all the help guys. i might just do it myself, it's a learning experience =]
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Yep do it yourself. Its real easy. There is a how-to on this site.

Here it is. https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...akes-pads.html

Good luck
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I would do the rear brakes too. A few weeks ago the brake light came on and a few minutes later my brakes were completely gone. I had the push the pedal all the way in and to the floor to have it start to slow down. Then when I sat there waiting for a tow a big puddle of brake fluid gathered around my left rear tire. Fun stuff.
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