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Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: How much does it cost to repair the rear brakes?
<font color=blue>JeepinJohn</font color=blue>
Good advice. When I started wheeling, I needed to redo the brakes on the Scout. I bought a rebuild kit for the front caliper at $23, so I rebuilt one of them and it took me awhile. I mentioned this to someone and they asked why I didn't just get a rebuilt caliper, so I looked into them. At that time they cost $26 loaded (with pads), so I put the rebuilt on the otehr side. Oh well, live and learn.
Brakes are fairly simple and something you'll want to know how to do in the future. I got about 3,000 miles out of the last set of rear shoes, due to the mud chewing them up. I don't bother with turning the drums on the Scrambler. BTW, unless your brakes chatter, why have them turned? Turning them decreases their lifespan so you'll have to get new ones sooner.
Since learning how to do brakes, I have redone the ones on our '95 Trooper, '97 TJ (with ABS), Mazda 323, bunch of jeeps, '94 Rodeo, and a few cars I can't even think of now. I'd suggest learning to do it yourself, it's fairly easy and will save you a lot of money in the long run.
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
GM151/SM465/NP205 twinstick/7"Lift/33"TSL's/IHC D44's 4.10's Lock'd