2005 Ford Escape Brake job price

Just wondering what the concensus is here for what it should cost for a 4 wheel brake job on my Escape. I'm expecting that I will only need pads replaced. The car has 47,000 miles and hasn't had brakes
replcaced so they are the originals. I don't think that the rotors have damge.
I'm guessing $400.00
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Take it to a shop... any shop. Ask for a written estimate first.
Word of advice... a good tech will inspect the brake system and he will quote you HIS price. You don't have to like it and you don't have to have him do the work... there may be a diagnostic charge. Asking someone else what he thinks a job may or may not be worth is setting yourself up for a disappointment.

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On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 15:21:23 -0700 (PDT), finiteguy

At an honest shop, $300 or less.
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finiteguy wrote:

I would do it myself for less than $100.00
How come you never learned how to do a brake job????
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You are absolutely right, I should have learned how to do a brake job long ago. I'm too old now, besides it would take me a long time to do it.
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finiteguy wrote:

I have a 2006 Mustang GT and an 1999 F-150 It takes me about an hour to do all 4 wheels. And I changed the rotors on both vehicles for better stopping power. I put cross drilled, slotted rotors on both vehicles. And as a footnote: I am 74 years old...I'm not too old to do anything. Still ride me Harley, and I do all my own maintenance.
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Wow! I should be ashamed of my self. I am 60. Your 74 and working on cars? That's great! I hope I get there. Actually I could do more of my own work on my cars but I have a full time 50 hr/week job and as much as I'd like to do my own automotive work, I just don't have enough time. Hopefully when I retire, I will have time.
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I feel your pain.I'll be 60 in about three weeks.... As shop foreman, it is up to me to set a shining example for our youngsters.
Less than a hundred bucks? You can buy cheap shit everywhere... key word.... CHEAP
There is a "sale" section in the butcher shop.... Cheap steaks... MMMMMMM - I want some. What does "previously frozen" mean???
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Wow! I should be ashamed of my self. I am 60. Your 74 and working on cars? That's great! I hope I get there. Actually I could do more of my own work on my cars but I have a full time 50 hr/week job and as much as I'd like to do my own automotive work, I just don't have enough time. Hopefully when I retire, I will have time.
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At 47,000 miles, you shouldn't need rear brakes. They usually way outlast the front ones (at least on any car I've ever worked on, I've never done a SUV).
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I have 98,000 miles on the original brakes on my 2005 Escape AWD. Still looking good. YMMV

I had a 1996 Mustang GT, which is why I had the right 3/8" drive Allen wrench in the drawer, when a friend with a 2005 Focus came over and asked me about brakes. She was told that her brakes were shot, and would start grinding within a week or two, estimate $250 for the fronts. She went to Kragen, bought their "premium" pads and I changed them in ~20 minutes. One side had worn down to just the bottom of the water groove in the pads. I was surprised that there were no squealy feelers. I was also surprised that I had a set of allens, until I remembered the Mustang. I don't replace brakes much any more, I just buy new cars when the brakes wear out.

I told a friend that it would take him 45 minutes to do the first side, and 15 minutes to do the second. He was laughing on Monday morning when he told me that estimate was spot on. He just did the fronts.
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