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Changing discs and pads ?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Shimmyhill, 11 Jun 2010.

  1. Shimmyhill

    Mobster

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    I dont have the tools to do it this time, how much should i be paying to have the front pads and discs changed on the Puma ?

    How long a job is it for a garage ?
     
  2. LEK-89

    Wise Guy

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    My local garage quoted me £30 to do a straight swap on the front's & £50 to do a straight swap on the rear's on my Focus if I supplied the discs & pads (the rear's take slightly longer because it's fiddly as the handbrake is there too). Funny enough the front disc's that I received when I bought them were labelled "Ford Puma 00 on>" but apparently MK1 Focus's use the same discs as Puma's.

    Edit - when I asked about how long it would take to do the fronts they said it was half an hour to do both sides but they said the rear's would take 45 mins to do both sides.


    Liam
     
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  3. Biohazard

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    I'd say no longer than an hour. Hour and a half, MAX.
     
  4. Ev0

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    Place I go to charges an hours labour to change a set of pads and discs.
     
  5. Luke

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    Probably an hour per axle.
    Takes me about 2 hours per axle but I don't have the benefit of car lifts, multiple trolly jacks, air tools etc.
     
  6. Shimmyhill

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    Cheers, i was hoping could be done in an hour :)
     
  7. Gaijin

    Don

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    I think it's like any job, you'll take much longer the first time you do it, so that you'll get it right.

    After that, if you do it again, you'll probably do it in half the time.
     
  8. coxmattycox

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    Cost me £140 for new disks and pads fitted at the front on my mk5 fiesta using a big indie garage. Did have the tracking checked also with that. Though I couldn't say if thats good or bad.
     
  9. Rotty

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    local garage charges £49.99
     
  10. Jez

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    An hours labour everywhere i have ever queried, per axle.
     
  11. Clarkey

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    These garages must be slackers it just doesn't take that long. Not unless you have open of those retarded cars like that Rover 600 that was on here where you have to remove the hub to change the disc.
     
  12. Jez

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    Now you mention this, actually, it was an hours labour INCLUDING a brake fluid change. I had the front brakes changed on the S-Class the other week hence it being fresh in my mind and hence having checked labour costs at a few different places.
     
  13. Shimmyhill

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    Well i have ordered the pads and discs, now shall i have a go myself :o
     
  14. Pete19s

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    Go for it, it should be fairly straight forward. Need to get my backside in gear and do the disks & pads on the Megane.
     
  15. Shimmyhill

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    Seeing your location and you can do mine too ;)
     
  16. Pete19s

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    Im a busy boy, all work and minimal play. Still I know where you live :p


    *Not a stalker*
     
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  17. Jonny ///M

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  18. no idea what

    Capodecina

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    It takes me an hour to an hour and a half at work, depending on the vehicle. I do things to a high standard though, including shot basting the pad carriers and cleaning up all the bolts etc. I've seen some garages who do very little cleaning up, a wire brush across a couple of things at the most, and no grease to be seen!
     
  19. Pete19s

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    The only thing I will point out is if the Puma is anything like the Fiesta brake wise then it wont be bolts holding the caliper to the carrier it will be a "special" allen key type affair.
     
  20. LEK-89

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    People have told me as well that the front's are dead easy but the fact that I never attempted to do the brakes & how crucial they are that they are done correctly I just don't dare attempt it. I think I will be confident to do it myself say if a mate of mine showed me how to do it on my car. I have changed plugs, leads, air & pollen filters myself but I have never done the oil either - that is another job that is meant to be dead easy.

    Liam