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Old 05-22-2009, 12:01 AM
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So my mechanic said to get him the parts for my job.. front and rear pads on my SDL as well as four new rotors. He also said i need all the included hardware. What do i need as far as hardware?
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:03 AM
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Four front brake pad wear sensors, some anti-squeal paste.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:05 AM
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do i need the hoses? I have the sensors from a previous brake job... I didnt need them i just used the ones that were on it.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:12 AM
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Inspect your hoses to see if they are dry and cracked. There's no reason to replace them if they are in good condition.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:39 AM
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inspect everything and get what you only need. too many mechanics out there repalcing parts that dont need replacing to pad the bill.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:42 AM
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So my mechanic said to get him the parts for my job.. front and rear pads on my SDL as well as four new rotors. He also said i need all the included hardware. What do i need as far as hardware?
he may be wanting to do the pads and linkage for the e-brake (which is a small drum brake set up inside the rear rotor, if i'm not mistaken)...unlikely he's trying to gouge you if he wants you to get the parts. i had a guy that "won't install parts you buy" ostensibly for warranty and/or quality reasons, but he really made a bunch on parts and didn't want to leave that $$ on the table
quite understandable, but not acceptable to me so i found another shop
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:44 AM
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I am in the middle of doing this myself now. (See the threads floating around here by me and see what I mean).

You need a bunch a stuff:

1. Pads
2. Rotors
3. Grease seals for the front
4. I would also get new bearings and races - you may be able to use the old ones, but if you can't it will cause problems.
5. Anti-squeal stuff (I forgot this and now I am paying for it ).
6. Grease to pack the bearings.

It really is not that hard of a job - just a bit time consuming. If you are up to it and you ask around, there are a few people in CT that might help you go through it the first time.

If not and you still want to try it, no worries. I just started a thread here and kept posting my quesitons in that thread as the issues would come up. The people here were unbelievably helpful and never once called me names for what in retrospect was an obvious mistake.

Good Luck.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:02 PM
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Make sure he knows how to set the end play of the front rotors. If not, go some place else.

Repack the bearings too.
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