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Took My Ranger To See The Doctor...

and the old truck needs a complete brake overhaul. I bought the truck used from the local Buy&Sell and I went over things when I got it but that was 20,000 kms ago and on Saturday I lost my brakes. I need almost everything new and due to a bad car accident I can't do the work myself anymore. But what I was wondering is if this seems a little high in price.

They are replacing,

2 rotors and front pads
2 drums and shoes
Both wheel cylinders and hardware
New front E-brake cable
and bleeding the complete system for $750.00

**I asked for the front to be done for a piece of mind, they are just getting down on meat for the rotors and brakes and figured while it was in I'd get that done as well.**


Now I havn't had to do a brake job like this for awhile and when it was last done it was by me. Does this price seem to high?
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Kinda. I had my Mechanic do my entire brake system for $350.00.
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that seems crazy high!!
and might be a dumb question but whats with the new front e-brake cable??
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Doesn't seem THAT high to me.

Easily $300 of that 750 is parts. Figure at LEAST 4 hrs. of actual labor at ~$90/hr and I can see $750, no problem.

You could shop around, but since you have to use a mechanic, make sure it's someone you trust, rather than the cheapest guy you can find.
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only thing i question is Front Ebrake Cable? ah there is no such thing, not for the front brakes that is. maybe the cable near the front of the truck?
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$750 seems pretty normal to me as long as parts are included.
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check this site out.. gives you an aprox. guess as to how much ur getting screwed over, cause i can guarantee you that you are, drums are less than 20$ a piece as well as most the other parts bein under 30-40 so 750 is retardedly steep... http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php
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he might have ment the cable from the e-brake pedal to the spot where the two cables come from the rear drums, in a sence that would be a "front" e-brake cable. i do think thats high for a brake job. remeber, he's from canada and the exchange rate makes prices differ from us here in the states.
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We pay extra for everything here. It makes us feel as though there's more than 7 people contributing to the economy.
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Yah sorry guys, I meant the front part of the E-brake cable.

Well my Dad decided to give me a hand and we did it in our own garage. It wasn't to bad and it felt good to get grease under the finger nails again. The parts cost me $250.00 for everything and then we found out that the Master Cyl. is shot as well so I'll be putting that in tomorrow and then she'll be up and running..

Of course I won't be able to walk upright for a couple of days but it was worth it..
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$750 seems pretty normal to me as long as parts are included.
**** i must be getting a deal then!

I had my ENTIRE brakes redone, all fuilds changed, new belt, and rotated tires for $400.
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check this site out.. gives you an aprox. guess as to how much ur getting screwed over, cause i can guarantee you that you are, drums are less than 20$ a piece as well as most the other parts bein under 30-40 so 750 is retardedly steep... http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php


Cool site but with shipping to Canada I paid less than what it costs to buy from there, but it is a very cool site to check out for reference and I thankyou for the link.
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