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Old 04-22-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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Questions says it all. Thanks in advance.

If it makes a difference I own an acura rsx but dont want to go to the dealer.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Northwest Hills, CT
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Ex-Per Tech on Middle Turnpike is a really good place. My mom used to take her Honda Civic there and was always happy with the work, price, and how nice they were.
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: New England
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Questions says it all. Thanks in advance.

If it makes a difference I own an acura rsx but dont want to go to the dealer.
Can't really help you my friend as I do all my own stuff. Sorry.

Have you ever considered it? It's super easy - promise. You can get all the parts to do a front brake job for under $100. It takes me about 45 minutes taking my time.

You basically just remove the wheels, remove the two bolts on the caliper, the rotor might need a light tap with a hammer, and just pops off (It's held on by the wheel.). The brake pads are just "set into" the caliper. Remove them, push the pistons back in, drop new pads in, pop the new rotors on, bolt the calipers back and put the wheel on.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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Can't really help you my friend as I do all my own stuff. Sorry.

Have you ever considered it? It's super easy - promise. You can get all the parts to do a front brake job for under $100. It takes me about 45 minutes taking my time.

You basically just remove the wheels, remove the two bolts on the caliper, the rotor might need a light tap with a hammer, and just pops off (It's held on by the wheel.). The brake pads are just "set into" the caliper. Remove them, push the pistons back in, drop new pads in, pop the new rotors on, bolt the calipers back and put the wheel on.
To the non-mechanically, inclined it can be challenging. If you've never done it before, it can be tough to figure out how to push the piston back...especially if it's a helix type!

I recommend Ex-per tech as well; I've heard good things about them.

JV there arent too many screwballs like you and me who actually take apart transmissions,engines- whatever and rebuild them! Maybe you could be a mentor to this person...
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:21 AM
 
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Pops Exhaust in Manchester...nobody beats their prices
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:29 AM
 
Location: New England
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To the non-mechanically, inclined it can be challenging. If you've never done it before, it can be tough to figure out how to push the piston back...especially if it's a helix type!

I recommend Ex-per tech as well; I've heard good things about them.

JV there arent too many screwballs like you and me who actually take apart transmissions,engines- whatever and rebuild them! Maybe you could be a mentor to this person...
Good point. LOL I actually will be doing all four corners of my wife's old Sonata probably sometime this week, before I put it up for sale. So I'd be happy to do that side by side in my drive if the OP wants too. (I won't do it FOR HIM but be right there to show him how.)
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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Good point. LOL I actually will be doing all four corners of my wife's old Sonata probably sometime this week, before I put it up for sale. So I'd be happy to do that side by side in my drive if the OP wants too. (I won't do it FOR HIM but be right there to show him how.)
Me too
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