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Old 03-24-2012, 07:57 AM   #1
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A couple of years ago I noticed a burning smell coming from the left rear wheel of my truck after a short few mile journey. Long story short, the e-brake was sticking which is something I hardly ever use. Picked up some new pads and rotors, cleaned and lubed everything well and didn't notice anything unusual, so brakes fixed. Or so I thought.

A few months ago I noticed that it was starting to happen again. Keep in mind that our good old New England winters come packed with tons of road salt which corrodes the undercarriage (and anything else) that it comes in contact with. So I decided to bring it to the dealership and have them do the rear brakes yesterday. It was actually $550.00 for the brake job and $29 for an inspection. I just hope that fixes the problem and my mileage improves too.

They did mention that the front sway bar bushings needed to be replaced along with both left and right sway bar links. They gave me an estimate of $300+ just for the parts alone. I'm guessing it would be much cheaper for me to buy the parts and do the job myself. Any ideas if it should be easy enough for me to do would be appreciated.


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A couple of years ago I noticed a burning smell coming from the left rear wheel of my truck after a short few mile journey. Long story short, the e-brake was sticking which is something I hardly ever use. Picked up some new pads and rotors, cleaned and lubed everything well and didn't notice anything unusual, so brakes fixed. Or so I thought.

A few months ago I noticed that it was starting to happen again. Keep in mind that our good old New England winters come packed with tons of road salt which corrodes the undercarriage (and anything else) that it comes in contact with. So I decided to bring it to the dealership and have them do the rear brakes yesterday. It was actually $550.00 for the brake job and $29 for an inspection. I just hope that fixes the problem and my mileage improves too.

They did mention that the front sway bar bushings needed to be replaced along with both left and right sway bar links. They gave me an estimate of $300+ just for the parts alone. I'm guessing it would be much cheaper for me to buy the parts and do the job myself. Any ideas if it should be easy enough for me to do would be appreciated.

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Old 03-24-2012, 08:09 AM   #3
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I'm guessing it would be much cheaper for me to buy the parts and do the job myself
damn right it would be. it's not hard to replace those parts. if u lived closer i would do it for you. maybe a 30 min job. depends on how many beers i drank.
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:14 AM   #4
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Not a bad job. I replaced end links with moog.You can grease them
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:12 AM   #5
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Not a bad job. I replaced end links with moog.You can grease them
easy job
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:24 AM   #6
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You will have no problem doing this one yourself my friend.
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