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Old 09-22-2011, 06:44 PM
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Front/rear brake pads and rotors: $2400???

Is this about right? My car has 33k miles, lots of stop and go local driving so not surprised brakes need replacement already.
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:13 PM
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Is this about right? My car has 33k miles, lots of stop and go local driving so not surprised brakes need replacement already.
This is about totally wrong. It should not cost more than $600-$800 for all 4.
Go to www.getmercedesparts.com - look for brake parts and you will see how much parts cost. Do not ask or go to dealer to do it. Find local shop with good reputation and do it there. I know one shop in Brooklyn if you need - PM me.
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Thanks folks. the "Brake wear" indicator just came on today. How long do you think before I absolutely must get them changed? $600-800 for all 4 brake pads, rotors, and labor? I do plan to get a quote locally. That $2400 quote was from the dealer, which included brake pads, new rotors and labor for all 4 corners.
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That's way too expensive. You can get OE brake rotors and pads front and rear for less than $500 delivered & aftermarket ones for less than $250 delivered. Shouldn't be more than $100 per corner to be installed.

It's crazy that you need new rotors and pads already. I can understand pads but the rotors should be fine unless you damaged them by waiting too long to change the pads. My rotors have 100,000 miles and shoud be good for a while.

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Is this about right? My car has 33k miles, lots of stop and go local driving so not surprised brakes need replacement already.
Does that come with Vaseline? I've done brakes on all my cars and trucks. The mechanical ability is 2-3 out of 5 and takes a Saturday am. It's good for the soul to get a little dirt under your fingernails and to bond with your ride.
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That's way too expensive. You can get OE brake rotors and pads front and rear for less than $500 delivered & aftermarket ones for less than $250 delivered. Shouldn't be more than $100 per corner to be installed.

It's crazy that you need new rotors and pads already. I can understand pads but the rotors should be fine unless you damaged them by waiting too long to change the pads. My rotors have 100,000 miles and shoud be good for a while.
Thanks. I don't necessarily need rotors, but figured i should swap them because they are so cheap anyway. Dealer recommended to swap them out and spend the extra 120$.

The brake wear indicator just came on yesterday. How long can i drive on them? I have to go somewhere this weekend and drive 200 miles. Can this wait til next week you think? They squeak a little just before i come to a complete stop. No squeaks when i hit the brakes to slow down.
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Just got a quote from a local guy who uses all MB parts. $500 for just pads all corners, $1000 for pads and rotors.
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Just got a quote from a local guy who uses all MB parts. $500 for just pads all corners, $1000 for pads and rotors.
Most likely you don't need rotors, especially rear. Usually rotors good for at least 50K-60K miles.
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Most likely you don't need rotors, especially rear. Usually rotors good for at least 50K-60K miles.
that's what my guy said. thanks for your input as always!
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So turns out I needed front rotors. So I got front rotors, and both front and rear pads replaced for $740. Man, I forgot how nice new brakes feel. Car feels less "heavy". still lovin' the truck.
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Ouch! Another reason for me selling my GL...Run flat tires, brakes, etc.
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Ouch! Another reason for me selling my GL...Run flat tires, brakes, etc.
I got them done much cheaper at a local maintenance shop that only uses OEM MB parts. $740 seems reasonable to me. And I don't have runflats.
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Ouch! Another reason for me selling my GL...Run flat tires, brakes, etc.
Run Flats suck...but it's an easy fix. Brakes you should change on any car ...
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Ouch! Another reason for me selling my GL.. brakes, etc.
Good thing you don't drive an F250, then!!!
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Good thing you don't drive an F250, then!!!
I could just imagine. ...And, what Raptor tires would cost.
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just to get this straight... which models have runflats and which have the spare?
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just to get this straight... which models have runflats and which have the spare?
GL450 with appearance package has 20 wheels with RFT and has spare.
GL350 has RFT and no spare.
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GL450 with appearance package has 20 wheels with RFT and has spare.
GL350 has RFT and no spare.
thanks. I knew that diesels had no spare, but got confused when non-diesel cars talked about having runflats.
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Awesome news..thanks,
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thanks. I knew that diesels had no spare, but got confused when non-diesel cars talked about having runflats.
2008 and earlier diesels (CDIs) have non-runflat tires with a full size spare. No adblue junk in the trunk!
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$2400...

GAWD DAYUM.

Glad I know how to do brakes.

Feel bad for the people who dont.
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$2400...

GAWD DAYUM.

Glad I know how to do brakes.

Feel bad for the people who dont.
I go one better. I ignore the pad wear indicators (for some reason they only put them on one of the two pads, giving you a 50% chance of actually benefiting from it) and go by the grinding sound. When I get tired of terrifying pedestrians, I change the whole mess out.

It's always good times when someone reawakens a six year dead thread.
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I go one better. I ignore the pad wear indicators (for some reason they only put them on one of the two pads, giving you a 50% chance of actually benefiting from it) and go by the grinding sound. When I get tired of terrifying pedestrians, I change the whole mess out.

It's always good times when someone reawakens a six year dead thread.
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