1998 Toyota 4Runner 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 128000 miles
I had brake pads replaced at NBS about 9 months ago. Returned with squealing and they resurfaced the rotors. Continued to have problems so they replaced the rotors (saying they had resurfaced them improperly the first time.) I drove it from Illinois to Florida and it was shaking each time I braked (about 3 months after the rotors were replaced) so I took it in and they replaced the rotors. Drove back to Illinois and in about a month it was shuddering so I took it back and they were going to replace the rotors. I asked what was going on that I was going through rotors so quickly and the mechanic said _Oh, you need a new caliper. He spun one wheel and said " see how easily it turns?&Quot; and then spun the other front wheel and said " see that it binds?&Quot. You need new calipers.
Do I? It seemed a little hocus-pocus since they didn't suggest the calliper until I asked why the constant rotor replacement... Am I throwing money away to pay them $250 for a new front caliper?
Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 4:47 PM