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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-22-2007, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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hi ...every body...
I have a question for ppl who usually go to bodyshop.
I bought brake pads and rotors already. Altough I really want to replace by myself, I am kinda afraid.
First of all, I figured out one of rotor's screws which is kinda strip out. I really worry I can't take off. So maybe the best way is go to bodyshop to replace. My question is how much about replacing brake pads and rotors. thank u...

come from Taiwan live in Long Beach,CA nice to meet u..
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Don't go to a body shop, go to a mechanic. Brakes on an integra (g3) shouldn't run you more than 1 - 1.5 hours labor. I would expect it to be less though.
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thank u...besides, how much should I pay for the labor fee. I have brake pads and rotors already.
BTW, what is difference between body shop and mechanic? sorry about about that, because english is not my first language. I thought they r the same. thank u.
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Drill the screw out and replace it with a new one. Changing the brakes is fairly easy, just do it yourself.
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Drill the screw out and replace it with a new one. Changing the brakes is fairly easy, just do it yourself.
is it possible the screw can't be out?
when I do it by mysle. If the problem happened, any ways I can do?
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Follow these directions and your set...

Brake DIY

Where are you from? I see your in Cali but you say your not originally from here.
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Follow these directions and your set...

Brake DIY

Where are you from? I see your in Cali but you say your not originally from here.
i came from Taiwan which is a very small country.
I have been USA for 1 year.
so sometimes many situation I can't discribe.
I also worry make understanding.
I will try it...I found the brake DIY before.
just because the screw looks like striping, I just worry I can't handle.
haha...anyway...very thank u...i will work on it.
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Where are you from? I see your in Cali but you say your not originally from here.

Try reading his sig genius



best628, you can always try to get that screw off by yourself. And if it does get stripped and you can't do any more, then take it to the shop.

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you don't even need to drill the screws out, go to sears and get the stripped screw remover. I forgot what it's called, but it's a big piece of metal that you can attach a phillips head to. WHat you do is you put it on the screw and you pound the shit out of it with a hammer until it comes off. VERY EASY, plus you get a nifty tool instead of going to a mechanic.
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you don't even need to drill the screws out, go to sears and get the stripped screw remover. I forgot what it's called, but it's a big piece of metal that you can attach a phillips head to. WHat you do is you put it on the screw and you pound the shit out of it with a hammer until it comes off. VERY EASY, plus you get a nifty tool instead of going to a mechanic.
seekerz is referring to a Damaged Screw Remover which is what I would try next if the screw did strip.
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it seems i have another way to take the screw out besides using screwdriver. thank u...i think i know the tool...myabe...haha
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Quote: tunergsr32 on Jul/22/07Where are you from? I see your in Cali but you say your not originally from here.

Try reading his sig genius

Wasn't there the first time...no need to be an ass about it.
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usually brakes and rotors with labor runs around $140. You can probably get them down to $60-70 if you have the parts already.

Body shop = works on outside of car, remove dents and painting

mechanic = works on engine and suspension. Example: change oil, transmission and brakes.

Most places are mechanics and not body shops but there are some that combine the two.
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