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how much would it be to get brakes and rotors done?

i have looked up information and i have come to the conclusion that i cannot remove rotors myself. yes there are those of you out there that will say that it is easy, but i'm not mechanically inclined and don't want to screw anything up. i'd rather have someone else do it. i don't know any mechanics, i don't have any mechanic friends, my friends don't have any mechanics they know. and yes i know it will be an arm and a leg but i just want to know. i only need the front done, as they are grinding incredibly bad. please don't be rude, i'm only asking a question. i have a 92 ford ranger, and the front brakes are disc.

Asked By: foreverknightisforever - 6/26/2006
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I am not a mechanic but I have done enough that I can help you, this answer may be lengthy, but it is worth you knowing so that you dont get screwed over , alot of shops will take advantage of you being a woman because they think you have a lack of knowledge. Prices range around the $90 to $140 per axle depending... More
Answered By: david c - 7/9/2006
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OH a complete job from a real good place may cost you around 250.00 Just the front 125.00---150.00 depends on how much your rotors cost
Answered By: Vulcan 1 - 6/26/2006
 
depends on your make if you where to do it yourself it would be a round 150 under but at a shop it shhould not go over $350 that is a high ball price
Answered By: william R - 6/26/2006
 
Since you don't want to tackle this yourself, the best thing to do is call around to repair shops and get estimates. They need to know the make, model, year, and engine type (auto or shift) before they can give you an estimate. Some cars are rather inexpensive about 75.00 a wheel, others can run up around 200.00 a... More
Answered By: Helen L - 6/26/2006
 
It depends. You might want to talk with nearest brake shops arround your area. Just look up brakes in the yellow pages. Also depends if you have disc brakes or not. roters are easy to do your self. I would say for 2 new roters and pads and installing your self it may be about $80 - $90. If you go to a shop it might run... More
Answered By: Garry D - 6/26/2006
 
if its a truck, its about 100 per rotor and 80 altogetherfor the pads, that is if the car has no drum brakes, i would expect to pay about $500 max on parts alone, then another $200-$300 labor. expect to pay a nice wad of cash.
Answered By: DarrenR - 6/26/2006
 
are yor rotors smooth or are they really bad>? if they are smooth they are probably ok. justb be sure and dont overtighten the lug boults and warp them/ as far as your brake calipers 35 to 45.00 each it just sounds like all you need is brake pads. /15 to 20 min.job. fairly easy. and cheap. probably 20.00,
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Answered By: flipper - 7/3/2006
 
it should not be expencive but these shops are only out for the money...are u in the detroit area? if so e-mail me an get it done cheep.. that is what i do for a living...
Answered By: alanl52 - 7/3/2006
 
4x4? estimates-140.00,rotors about 30.00-40.00 each.there should be no additional labor to change or re-condition rotors
Answered By: racingirlsmokesem - 7/5/2006
 
sorry honey that a nice girl like yourself doesnt have any mechanic friends!!! well lets see now. since you say that you hear grinding now leads me to believe that your rotors are probably shot?? maybe not?? ask the mechanic to mic them?? he will be impressed enough to maybe try to turn them if possible saving you... More
Answered By: teejay - 7/6/2006
 
i know how you feel,.. i don't know what type of car you have,. front rotor might coast you some 35 to 75 dollars depending on model... More
Answered By: rob_57_2005 - 7/7/2006
 
I'm a Ford guy, I can change the brakes for you. Parts,$150. I charge $75. Driving knowing you can stop,priceless.
Answered By: FORDever - 7/7/2006
 
Since you have already condemned yourself to a life of "I cant" 's, I won't try to talk you into doing something you "can't" do. I am not trying to be rude...sorry. The best advice I can give you is: Take it to Les Shwabb. Watch them like a hawk when they start "torquing" the wheels back on. I have found them to... More
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Answered By: Tom I - 7/8/2006
 
You are looking at about 300-350.
Answered By: cato - 7/9/2006
 
Ok I just replaced my brakes and rotors on a full sized 88 Ford Bronco. These prices should be about the same. Brakes $20 and Rotors about $75. Parts alone should cost less than $100. PERIOD. A shop usually charges the same amount for labor as the parts cost. Give or take about 20 bucks. So all in all this... More
Answered By: minesquishy - 7/10/2006
 
Well, to take it to somewhere like midas, you pay $29 for the pads, which probably cost them less than $9, as they will be aftermarket items, and then they charge about $85 an hour for labor. Then they will tell you that your rotors are no good, and try to sell you a $250 set of those, which they paid $49 for. If you... More
Answered By: Ant - 7/10/2006
 
Talk about a damsell in distress' best i can do for you from here the best answer i recomend same.see:Minesquishy.
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Answered By: Dummy - 7/10/2006
 
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