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Jabba The Griffin
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I took my moms car (99 Ford Escort) to a friends step-dad to get brakes put on. He put new front and rear brakes on, new rotors up front, had to un-jam the e-brake cable, and her front drivers side caliper was jammed (pin stuck or something like that) that was causing problems. How much roughly would I be looking at for parts and his labor. Obviously prices will vary, but how much for just parts. The brake pads are lifetime and I'm not sure where he got the stuff, just looking for a ball park estimate for all of that.
 

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Autozone prices for one front caliper, both front rotors, and pads front and rear are at $140, with the LLT pads and minus the core charge.
 

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is this a shop? i run a shop, and tho it may sound rough.... it would prob be around 4-500 bucks.... but for a friend to do it for you "as a favor"....... parts would prob cost 100-125..... anything after that is up to them
 

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from what he said, id say the slide pins were frozen.... the caliper is fine
Subtract $48 for the caliper, then.... Although if the slide pins were fvcked up, then that's $5 for new slide pins and bolts.

I always do work cheap for friends and family, no set rate... Pretty much whatever they think is fair, and I take note of how long I spend on the job, and I'll tell them what it "would" have cost at a shop charging $50/hr.
 

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what shops around you charge 50 bucks an hour? thats a helluva deal my old shop was 85 an hour most dealerships are over 100

at a shop thats def a 4 to 500 dollar job
for a side job i'd do it for parts+100 bucks
unless its family or a girl i'm banging family is free and girls pay only for parts
 

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Jabba The Griffin
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Caliper was fine, but he had to work on the pins and get it back to working order, also had to work on the e-brake cable. With parts and labor we paid $240, so I was happy with that especially the shop I talked to wanted $150 for front brakes alone. A hell of a lot cheaper than taking it to a shop or the dealer.
 
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