1997 Honda Accord Q&A
1997 Honda Accord Question: Denied front rotor replacements b/c i declined $600 additional bearings work...
Regarding 4dr 97 honda accord v6 sedan I went to get my brake pads replaced and also ended up doing the rotors and one of the upper control arm with ball joint on one side only, alignment. Everything went pretty smooth for the rear. When it came to my front rotors, it was a disaster! I dropped off the car. Few hrs later got a phone calll stating that the bearings were really bad and then they estimated the price for me. I told him the bearings for 600 is too much. I did not want the bearings done: i only want them to replace the fronts rotors. Then he stated that i would need to purchase the bearings in order for them to do the rotors. I told him that i only wanted the rotors done. Then he stated that he will instruct them to put the brakes back on and put my car out in the parking so i can pick it up. So.... My question is could i have gotten my front rotors replaced with new ones without having to purchase the new barring? - 1997acc0rdv6
If the hubs are bad, your wasting your time. It won't be right. - ProfessorG
If the bearing is bad I would not want the libilty of doing and brake work. But to be sure you can take your car to another shop for a second opinion. - milesauto
Your Honda uses a "captive" rotor design. In order to service the front rotors the bearings will be required. It is a bit more work than a standard brake job. - IndependenceAuto
BAD DESIGN BUT NOT HIS FAULT,IT IS WHAT IT IS. POSS HE COULD HAVE WARNED YOU ABOUT IT PRIOR TO STARTING WORK - globalhelper