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Old 02-26-2011, 02:17 AM   #1
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rear drum brakes. Wow the money i paid.

Posted via FF Mobile all started with needing to get the rear drum brakes done. Ok fine i can now afford to get them done. I take my car to big o and have them do it. I know they jack up prices of parts so i pick up new brake shoes(20 bucks), 2 new drums(50 per drum). So now we are uo to 120 in parts. Plus 70 for big o to put them on. Ok not bad since i know nothing about rear brakes. So now up too 190. Ok what ever to keep my family safe. Then all gets done i see that the abs and hand brake light is on afterwards. Not even 1/10 of a mile fom there i turn around and go back. They look at it and behold one parts that i or big o didnt relize that we missed. On the old drums they have a ring on the inside of the drum that has a black rubber like ring on it and it pushes up to the abs sensor and the new ones dont come with them. Well after some searching its a dealer item only and get them in the next day for the low low price of 98 bucks and some change. So now i have all new rear brakes.


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Old 02-26-2011, 02:18 AM   #2
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Posted via FF Mobile for the price of almost 290. But like i said before there is no price for my families safty.
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That's not bad. Though they did kinda f up the abs ring thing. I've got two of them left over from my SVT rear disc swap but don't know what to do with them.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:20 AM   #4
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I noticed that when I did my brakes. They should have used a puller to pull off the old ABS ring and press it onto the new drums. Tht's what I did when faced w/ the price of the same thing, new ,from the dealer. A cheap Harbor freight puller( have to sharpen the "teeth" so they will catch the lip of the ABS ring), is all you need, then a big socket or padded board so you can tap the ring onto the new drums.
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:37 PM   #5
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well they looked like crap the old ones did. have to remember that the car has about 189,000 miles on it now and i think that was the first rear brake job on the car. so might as well go new.
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Things like this are why I started working on my own car. I had a guy once say to me "Man I'd change a battery, but I'd want a professional to do my brakes- that's safety!" I replied, well yeah, that's why I do my own.

I wish I lived closed dude, I'd have definitely come over for a beer and schooled you on drums. Those aren't all that hard, but I can understand being intimidated. The chances are good you'd have made the same mistake anyway.

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Old 02-27-2011, 02:34 AM   #7
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Posted via FF Mobilewell i got it all fixed and going down the road nicely. But down fall on it all i dont think ill make ff11 this year.
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ouch...... I remember I was at checker buying wheel bearings for the rear and they said I needed "dust rings" so I said OK because at the time I had no clue what was going on. when everything was going together I couldn't find where they went and stuck it on something metal by accident and it stuck.

My "dust ring" was in fact an ABS ring. $10 each btw.
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