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anyone here do brakes? need front rotors turned and new pads installed (i already have pads).

how about a/c repair? not sure what the deal is with that since fluids are all okay.
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chances are that the price on a new set of rotors make it just easier to slap rotors on it as well. also, turning rotors makes them thinner and can warp more easily.

just my 2 cents.. but what do i know

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he will see if we have a union card and have a business license with state of illinois.



btw what kind of a car?


the a/c can be low on freon, or something else can be wrong. compressor not kicking on, bad pressure sensor, a/c switch bad



Majority of cars, it isn't worth cutting the rotors, since its about 12 dollars right now for each rotor. If the rotor looks good, you can usually just slap new pads on there. But todays cars, the rotors are so thin and they warp since the metal isn't the good shiet they had back in da day.
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Yea get new rotors. Take it to Ryan or quit being so lazy and do the brake job yourself


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I don't normally replace the rotors unless there are a lot of ridges on them or a lot of miles on them.
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doing 1 turn to your rotors to save the expense cause after the cut there are well within specs is just fine. been doing it like millions of other vatoloco penny savers out there for the last 25 years. when the rotors are getting to close(usually after 1 time of having them turn) then they wont turn them and you gotta buy new. mechanic shops and garage mechanics have been doing it since the 1950's.

if you got the money just to replace them out then do it. makes the job easier and quicker.



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Yea get new rotors. Take it to Ryan or quit being so lazy and do the brake job yourself
at first i was just going to replace the pads but that didn't go so well. it seems every time i try something like this myself it never goes how it should, takes 5x longer than necessary, and i get pissed off. i'm mechanically retarded.
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Ken years ago was great, but as posted the new rotors now days are thinner and pos. The price difference plus the hassle is not worth turning them down.

How many miles on the brakes will depend if just replacing pads or full deal.

What kind of car and what problems did you run into? I can give you a hand with the brakes depending when?

A/c take to Ryan or a shop


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ive done it a million times and sometimes the hassle is worth it. btw last break job i had a chevy dealer do on my van was 3 years ago (because the rear rotors delaminated under warranty)..now that got this tool that you can leave the rotors on to turn them and dont even need to remove.

yes i agree they are thinner but there is spec's to how thick they need to be after they turn them so they are safe..if not they wont do it...its that simple.

i dont want to debate, if you got the money, put new on, if the price difference is that close then go new..but when there around 100.00 in difference then turn them! unless you want the pimp factor.

anyway i am not a certified mechanic, i just know enough to do the last 40 vehicles i have own and done each and every one of them.

but yeah eric needs someone to do them for him..like he said he is a not good with this stuff.

sorry eric i cant help you for a while..i just took a new job and wont be around much



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I bet odysseys never worked in manufacturing since he was 19
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Ryan took care of the brakes on my vehicle a few weeks back. Hit him up.
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