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14FF brakes? THAT DIFFICULT!?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BowtieRed, Jun 13, 2003.

  1. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    I took my truck down the the local all purpose shop (Mock Tire) and told them I wanted a full brake inspection and repair, hook up ebrake, rear brakes check shoes pads etc. I get a call 8 hours later and they say since i swapped rear ends they can't do it, something about a differnt wheel cylinder. What? They told me a place that would do it, but it seems alittle weird, I haven't read nything about the brakes being that much different.
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  2. Confedneck

    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    umm.. time to find a better place to have your vehicle worked on, maybe a walmart? thats just LAME
     
  3. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    it will just cost more since they have to pull the axle, hub and drum to do it.
     
  4. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    i just found out- they said 'well you'll have to find the place that installed that axle and have them do it, because if you got into an accident" WTF?!?! because if i got into an accident. . . .then what?!?!? dumbnuts! i just said "i did it myself! why can't you fix my brakes!" and he walked away.
     
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    basicly all there trying to say to you is "im to lazy to do it"
     
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    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    I can understand paying more cos of the labor, but when I swapped my 14 into my blazer I also swapped the brake shoes, AND the brake cylinders. I agree, find somewhere else to have the brakes done.
     
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    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    Wow, shoulda proof read that before I hit SUBMIT. I've only had two beers too(what a sissy) I meant to say I stole the brakes off of my 10 bolt and put them on the 14 bolt. In other words they're full of sh!t.
     
  8. Don

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    Just find a Good Shop that doe's Brake's on Any vehicle.

    Goodyear Tire Store's, Pep Boy's, Firestone? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif any of em,

    You know what I mean a Full service type shop. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I took my truck down the the local all purpose shop...

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    I stopped doing that about 5 years ago. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    (and I'm not even a mechanic - just a lowly electrician /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif)
     
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    TrcksR4ME 1/2 ton status

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    just curious why you didn't just do this your self...

    I have decided that I cannot do any worse of a job than a shop, so I do most things myself /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  11. BowtieRed

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    1) I'm 16, and have been working on trucks less than a year (but i will say I think i have come apretty long way in one year!)
    2) they are BRAKES, extremely important
    3) i don't have a line flaring tool
    4) it needs rear lines completely replaced
    5) it needs an ebrake
     
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    so it needs lines... you didnt tell us that... thats gonna cost you a decent penny, take it to a chevy dealer and get a quote...
     
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    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    well i dno't gotta pay. . . christmas gift /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif "Free Brake Inspection and total repair- Any shop" from my dad, basically him saying he'd pay for them whenever
    and i just recently got the truck running, broke it december 29 /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    but hey- not many other high school kids have 3/4 ton blazers that they converted themselves /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    soon to be 1 ton and it's 95% thanks to ya'll
     
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    3) i don't have a line flaring tool
    4) it needs rear lines completely replaced
    5) it needs an ebrake

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    I buy the steel lines by the standard lengths that come pre-flared with the nuts already on. I think they come up to 5 feet or so. If you need longer, they have brass couplings. They have a rack of these hard lines at my local parts counter.

    Soft rubber lines and e-brake cables are just a matter of telling the counter-man what your truck is. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

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