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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 3rd October 2020, 13:54
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Sounds way too much ... this is easy work any decent garage could do.
Yes it does sound to much but I,m stumped as they have the car as I had no choice but to leave it there as the rear left brake developed a massive grinding and burning smell a couple of hundred yards from the Ford garage.

They have said don,t drive it as they said the handbrake was causing the problem not fully releasing apparently and that it could cause further damage if driven ( they had released the blocked part ) .

I asked one garage about parts F1 Autocentre and they said they can,t get the parts only Ford can ? F1 guy did say he would be very surprised if complete change of all parts on rear brake system would need changing.

So it looks like I,m paying way to much but as I said got no choice really, oh and the Ford garage can,t do the job until Tuesday or Wednesday next week. Without the car for five or six days surely Ford can change rear brakes on a B Max without it costing so much and taking so long ?

Thankyou for your input Hywel.
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post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 3rd October 2020, 18:55
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Looks like you're stuck ... how long have you had the car ?

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Looks like you're stuck ... how long have you had the car ?
Had it just over five years now Hywel and its done only 39,000 miles on a 13 plate, 1.0 petrol engine. Every now and again right from having the car the brake pedal would go rock hard and it would only work again after pushing it really hard several times. Only a couple of times or so a year but something that maybe has been a fault with the handbrake / rear left brake right from the start ?

It,s due a service in March and two new tyres around the same time so I,m thinking of trading it in before then so that will save me a few hundred pounds towards this 500 I have to pay now.

I have looked through the paperwork and the first owner had to have the front brakes done at 19,000 miles which seems way to early for a new car ?

I,m looking at new & nearly new deals and my car trades in at around 4k on Auto-trader. I paid 9k so deciding what to do soon.
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Front brake pads obviously very much dependant on driving style. Mine were changed at 22000 miles, others i think do even better. Rear brakes (shoes) normally go for a lot longer before needing changing.
Good luck with whatever you do next !
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Does price make a difference ?
As in cheap pads / shoes wear out faster than more expensive ones ?
As they say you only get what you pay for.

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Like others I've had an advisory from the service, (Ford Dealer) saying that discs and pads are worn x %....They did the same last year.
I'm not heavy on brakes, and the car although six years old has only done just over 14,000 miles. I'll see what they say
next year.
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post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 8th October 2020, 22:18
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Brake discs need to be stamped on occasionally otherwise rust will form with lack of use. Obviously choose to do your emergency stops in a safe location having checked what is behind you!

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