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bigdan71, Wood Ridge, NJ, February 15, 2011, 16:31
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Can an honest mechanic please give me an estimate as to how much it would cost to replace the idle arm,4 rotors and front brake pads on a 98 Eddie Bauer Expedition? Thanks!

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    DaveJHM February 15, 2011, 22:45
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    You did not mention if you have a 4x2 or 4x4...so I'm give you a basic idea.

    Idler arm - $180 parts, $75 labor. Then alignment - $80.
    Brakes - front pads and labor - $230. Rotors $200 front.
    Rear rotors only - $250 parts and labor

    Total - $1015. Give or take with the price of parts in your area, and the price of labor in yoru area.

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    Visitor, February 16, 2011, 09:34

    Thank you. I was quoted 900..
    sounds about right. Your answer was ver
    y helpful.

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    Service Tech from Broadway Gulf, February 16, 2011, 05:45
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    bigdan71, An honest and professional mechanic should ask you to bring in your Expedition and check your brakes totally to make sure no "hidden " costs occur to give you an almost exact price. I say almost because although we are 99% of the time on the money with our estimate nobody is perfect. Also do not forget to compare apples to apples. Call us to bring your SUV in for a free estimate. 201-333-5480

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    bigdan71, February 16, 2011, 10:33
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    Thank you but already had the repairs done.

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