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Tiny
CATIEGIBSONLANGSTON
  • 2006 HONDA ACCORD
  • 75,000 MILES

Took my car to get new brakes (75K miles honda accord, owned since 20K miles). Charged me $400 but now parking brake doesn't work?

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 4:51 PM

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Tiny
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Did they do the front or rear brakes?If rears where they disc?What did they replace?Also ebrake worked before repairs?

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 5:10 PM
Tiny
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He replaced all brake pads, replaced rear disc and re-ground roters on front. Told me front discs would need to be replaced in 1-2 yrs. E-brake worked before this work was done. Now, when I pull the ebrake the car moves like no brake applied. This is a problem because I park on a hill!

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 5:14 PM
Tiny
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It is a possibility that they forgot to readjust the parking brake shoes after installing the rear rotors ( albiet a pretty big mistake it depends on the skill of the individial doing the work )

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 5:19 PM
Tiny
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I went by yesterday and said, "Hey I think you forgot to finish the parking brake." He seemed embarrassed. Don't think I'll be going back there. But do you think the price was okay? It was about $200 for parts and $200 for labor.

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 5:25 PM
Tiny
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What is your zip code so I can look up what it would cost in your area.

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 5:29 PM
Tiny
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90027

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 5:29 PM
Tiny
EVOLVE960
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That sounds about right just by looking up a few things at my work. There probably mid to lower end parts but they should work just, labor is on par but a tad pricey. But then again these days what isnt.

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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I really appreciate your help, evolve! I'll take it back to him on friday for ebrake adjustment.

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 5:33 PM
Tiny
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The handbrake should have been self adjusting. Probably they forgot to hook up the cables.

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 5:34 PM
Tiny
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I have for your area 207-276 to turn the rotors and replace the front pads. To replace the rear rotors and pads 365-439.I would have him fix that ebrake.

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 5:37 PM

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