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etonic 10-04-2012 09:38 AM

WK Brake Job
 
Hi guys, I'm in need of a new brake job on my 2007 WK Limited.
I took the liberty and bought the drilled/slotted rotors with ceramic pads for all 4.
Now, the problem I am facing is finding a shop that would install them for me and I can't... I called several shops (chains and small mom and pop's) and none would do it. :slapfight: I can understand them not trusting the parts, but the way I see it, either I need to do it myself (which I can't) or return them, and I don't really want to do that...
Does anyone out there know of any place around zip 19464 that would do this?
These are brand new parts.
Any response would be much appreciated.

Thanks

JMLoughrey 10-04-2012 09:47 AM

Re: WK Brake Job
 
You could try posting an ad on craigslist for brake work needed, alot of mechanics will ''moonlight'' on weekends doing side work for cash. Obviously, ask to see his certifications or credentials.

Unholyskorn86 10-04-2012 09:52 AM

Re: WK Brake Job
 
Come borrow a floor jack and do it yourself :)

etonic 10-04-2012 09:52 AM

Re: WK Brake Job
 
Not a bad idea JMLoughrey! I will consider it.

etonic 10-04-2012 09:53 AM

Re: WK Brake Job
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Unholyskorn86 (Post 692303)
Come borrow a floor jack and do it yourself :)

I don't have the tools or the knowledge to tackle that myself.
Thanks for suggesting it...

Unholyskorn86 10-04-2012 09:56 AM

Re: WK Brake Job
 
I have both :-p

Unholyskorn86 10-04-2012 09:58 AM

Re: WK Brake Job
 
It is 4+ hours tho to CT.

etonic 10-04-2012 09:59 AM

Re: WK Brake Job
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Unholyskorn86 (Post 692308)
I have both :-p

Good! :) I just wish I could find someone closer to me that I could pay to just do it for me.

etonic 10-04-2012 10:00 AM

Re: WK Brake Job
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Unholyskorn86 (Post 692309)
It is 4+ hours tho to CT.

Yeah, I realize that... Way too far.
Thanks for the offer though! ;)

Unholyskorn86 10-04-2012 10:01 AM

Re: WK Brake Job
 
You really only need a few sockets and to borrow someones jackstands and floorjack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSClYVio-u4

etonic 10-04-2012 10:06 AM

Re: WK Brake Job
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Unholyskorn86 (Post 692317)
You really only need a few sockets and to borrow someones jackstands and floorjack.

Replacing rear brake pads - YouTube

Don't I need to be bleeding the brake lines, and worry about fine adjustments, etc?
Taking the wheels off and stuff I can manage...
You have to realize I'm a computer guy, I do web hosting/web development for a living. I am technically inclined, but I am worried that my lack of knowledge when it comes to mechanical work I've never done before, may open up a can of worms...
On top of that, this is my daily driver, so I can't not have a car for a while.

dr.lee.baugh 10-04-2012 11:42 AM

Re: WK Brake Job
 
You shouldn't have to bleed the break lines or anything, provided you don't get air into the system during the swap.

If you look at this write up:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f187/how-t...s-wk-5639.html

It goes over the process for the front, and links to a write-up to the rear.

It really isn't a bad job at all - but read it over and see if you can handle it...you might be surprised how easy it is!


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