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Old 09-06-2007, 08:18 PM   #1
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labor time for a brake job?

anyone work at a dealership or repair shop have access to this kind of info?

just wondering what the book time is for a remove and replace rotors and brake pads...disc brakes all around.

it's actually for my 05 rubicon. i have my replacement rotors and pads, and was going to do the job myself, but i am missing a few things to do the job.

i was quoted 2.8 hours of labor (at $95 per) by my local gas station, which i just cannot figure. take wheel off - 5 lug nuts. take off aluminum wheel spacer - again 5 nuts. remove caliper - two bolts. slide off old rotor and replace with new rotor. remove brake pads from caliper, c-clamp piston, insert new pads. replace caliper, lube bolts with caliper grease. replace wheel spacer. replace wheel. bleed.

repeat 3 more times.

i was figuring no more than an hour? an hour and a half tops? am i off base here? they swear this is what the alldata book says and actually how much time it takes.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:21 PM   #2
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I would say a little under 2 hours tops. I think they quoted you 2.8 because their charging you to shave your old rotors which you arent having done. When i go in to work tommorow I'll look up what we'd tell you on labor. But I say 2 hours.
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:20 PM   #3
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In our shop the time for replacing the brake pads,servicing the caliper slides and deglazing(power sanding) the rotors is 2.7hrs.Extra .8hrs to replace the 4 rotors.
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:09 PM   #4
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2.8 sounds reasonable. I't's porbably 1.4 for each to R&R rotors, which includes pad labor. They might try to hit you up for extra time because of your wheel spacers. $95/hr is not bad for your area either.

If you shoot me an email at work I will check the labor guide in the morning.

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Old 09-06-2007, 10:09 PM   #5
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In our shop the time for replacing the brake pads,servicing the caliper slides and deglazing(power sanding) the rotors is 2.7hrs.Extra .8hrs to replace the 4 rotors.
For slip on rotors? Do you point a gun at them or tell them you have one?
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:42 PM   #6
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I think 2.8 sounds reasonable. Tell em you only have like 250 to spend on the labor and I'm sure that they will help you out if you are cool about it.
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:46 PM   #8
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trust me, i want to do it myself.

i got as far as taking the first wheel off, then i ran into issues getting my wheel spacers off, the nuts are on the threads with some loctite, they are being a bitch. i have a nice torquey 1/2" impact gun for that, but my regular 1/2" sockets will not fit on said gun. i even purchased a nice one-person bleeder in anticipation of doing the job, too...

i am also quite pressed for time lately, been doing the mr. mom thing with a 4 month old while my wife is working. so i don't have too much time to dick around with this.
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:05 AM   #9
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trust me, i want to do it myself.

i got as far as taking the first wheel off, then i ran into issues getting my wheel spacers off, the nuts are on the threads with some loctite, they are being a bitch. i have a nice torquey 1/2" impact gun for that, but my regular 1/2" sockets will not fit on said gun. i even purchased a nice one-person bleeder in anticipation of doing the job, too...

i am also quite pressed for time lately, been doing the mr. mom thing with a 4 month old while my wife is working. so i don't have too much time to dick around with this.
strap the kid into the carseat and teach em how to do a thing or two, i don't get why your chrome sockets won't fit your imact, 1/2" is 1/2"
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:10 AM   #10
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Michell says 0.9 hrs for each front rotor and 1.0 hr for both rear rotors. So that makes 2.8 hrs. It's nice to have access to that program at home!
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:35 AM   #11
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i don't get why your chrome sockets won't fit your imact, 1/2" is 1/2"
that's what i thought, too, 1/2" is 1/2". i'll try to grab some pix later and post em.

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Michell says 0.9 hrs for each front rotor and 1.0 hr for both rear rotors. So that makes 2.8 hrs. It's nice to have access to that program at home!
thanks for the info, at least what my guy was telling me sounds more credible now.
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:55 AM   #12
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use heat to loosen up the loktite. it works wonders.
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yep, heat that locktite out. sometimes a breakerbar is better than the impact gun so try that too.
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:42 AM   #14
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Old 09-07-2007, 09:43 AM   #15
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If bnkrstk is serious about lending a hand, Im not far from Landsdale and would be happy to lend a hand.
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Old 09-07-2007, 09:51 AM   #16
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I'd have to say, 3 hours sounds pretty reasonable to me.
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:08 AM   #17
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If bnkrstk is serious about lending a hand, Im not far from Landsdale and would be happy to lend a hand.
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:40 AM   #18
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Well then let me know if you need some help. I finally have some weekends free.
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thanks for the help offers. i got my new 1/2" sockets today.

as soon as it stops raining i'm gonna give this a go. again.

i'm a little nervous about bleeding the brakes, as i've never done it before. i know i can probably get away with not bleeding them, but i want to. i got this speed bleeder from griot's that is supposed to hook up to the compressor and make it easy for one person. i suppose if i F it up, the gas station is right down the street. downhill, that is.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:14 PM   #20
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We get 1.9 hrs an axle,meaning 1.9 for front 1.9 for rears total 3.8. I would def. heat the bolts alittle to loosen the loc-tight it does work.
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