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1991 Buick Regal Disc Brake Pad - Front Akebono - Premium Ceramic Pads

P311-0F3FD00    ISD376  New

Qty:
$49.04
Akebono Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • Premium Ceramic Pads
Brand: Akebono
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1991 - Buick Regal Front
Bendix
1990 Buick Skylark Disc Brake Pad - Front Bendix - Bendix TitaniuMetallic II

P311-517E69C    MKD289  New

Qty:
$42.41
Bendix Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • Disc Pad Except performance package
  • Bendix TitaniuMetallic II
Brand: Bendix
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Buick Skylark Front
Bendix
1986 Buick Somerset Disc Brake Pad - Front Bendix - Bendix TitaniuMetallic II

P311-517E69C    MKD289  New

Qty:
$42.41
Bendix Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • Disc Pad
  • Bendix TitaniuMetallic II
Brand: Bendix
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
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1986 - Buick Somerset Limited Front
Bendix
1988 Buick Regal Disc Brake Pad - Rear Bendix - Bendix Semi-Metallic

P311-27E2B51    MKD377  New

Qty:
$42.41
Bendix Disc Brake Pad  Rear
  • Disc Pad
  • Bendix Semi-Metallic
Brand: Bendix
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1988 - Buick Regal Rear
Centric
1993 Buick Skylark Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - C-TEK Metallic Brake Pads

P311-3BD99EC    102.05060  New

Qty:
$16.26
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • C-Tek Semi-Metallic Brake Pads with Shims
  • C-TEK Metallic Brake Pads
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Centric Parts offers a full line of C-Tek standard replacement brake and clutch parts for import and domestic vehicles. C-Tek components provide exceptional quality and value. Utilizing world-wide manufacturing sources allows Centric Parts to provide the highest quality replacement parts while maintaining value.
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1993 - Buick Skylark Front
Centric
1990 Buick Skylark Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - C-TEK Metallic Brake Pads

P311-3BD99EC    102.05060  New

Qty:
$16.26
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • C-Tek Semi-Metallic Brake Pads with Shims
  • Perf Pkg
  • C-TEK Metallic Brake Pads
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Centric Parts offers a full line of C-Tek standard replacement brake and clutch parts for import and domestic vehicles. C-Tek components provide exceptional quality and value. Utilizing world-wide manufacturing sources allows Centric Parts to provide the highest quality replacement parts while maintaining value.
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Buick Skylark Front
Centric
1997 Buick Skylark Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - C-TEK Ceramic Brake Pads

P311-3F6E7FD    103.05060  New

Qty:
$19.45
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • C-Tek Ceramic Brake Pads with Shims
  • C-TEK Ceramic Brake Pads
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Centric Parts offers a full line of C-Tek standard replacement brake and clutch parts for import and domestic vehicles. C-Tek components provide exceptional quality and value. Utilizing world-wide manufacturing sources allows Centric Parts to provide the highest quality replacement parts while maintaining value
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1997 - Buick Skylark Front
Centric
1990 Buick Skylark Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - C-TEK Ceramic Brake Pads

P311-3F6E7FD    103.05060  New

Qty:
$19.45
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • C-Tek Ceramic Brake Pads with Shims
  • Perf Pkg
  • C-TEK Ceramic Brake Pads
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Centric Parts offers a full line of C-Tek standard replacement brake and clutch parts for import and domestic vehicles. C-Tek components provide exceptional quality and value. Utilizing world-wide manufacturing sources allows Centric Parts to provide the highest quality replacement parts while maintaining value
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Buick Skylark Front
Centric
Qty:
$61.68
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • StopTech Sport Brake Pads with Shims and Hardware
  • StopTech Street Performance Brake Pads
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Aggressive friction for frequent high performance street driving and occasional track use.
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1996 - Buick Skylark Front
Centric
Qty:
$61.68
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • StopTech Sport Brake Pads with Shims and Hardware
  • Perf Pkg
  • StopTech Street Performance Brake Pads
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Aggressive friction for frequent high performance street driving and occasional track use.
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Buick Skylark Front
Centric
1993 Buick Skylark Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - StopTech Sport Brake Pads

P311-49098FD    309.05060  New

Qty:
$61.68
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • StopTech Sport Brake Pads with Shims and Hardware
  • StopTech Sport Brake Pads
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Aggressive friction for frequent high performance street driving and occasional track use.
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1993 - Buick Skylark Front
Centric
1990 Buick Skylark Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - StopTech Sport Brake Pads

P311-49098FD    309.05060  New

Qty:
$61.68
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • StopTech Sport Brake Pads with Shims and Hardware
  • Perf Pkg
  • StopTech Sport Brake Pads
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Aggressive friction for frequent high performance street driving and occasional track use.
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Buick Skylark Front
Centric
Qty:
$42.00
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • Posi Quiet Ceramic Brake Pads with Shims and Hardware
  • Posi-Quiet Ceramic w/Shims and Hardware
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Posi Quiet brake pads are manufactured using the same positive molding process utilized by Original Equipment suppliers. Positive molding uses extreme pressure to compress the friction material and bond it to the backing plate. This process assures consistent friction material density throughout the pad; resulting in even wear and performance characteristics throughout the life of the brake pad. The number one cause for customer returns are noise and vibration. Centric Parts has recognized these issues and is constantly improving its products to eliminate these issues. Posi Quiet brake friction features either precision cut or shaved backing plates and mechanically attached shims; these small details ensure proper fitment in the caliper and virtually eliminate noise associated with pad vibration. In addition to these features Centric Parts has added a scorching process to all of its Posi Quiet brake pads. This additional process forces any impurities out of the friction material and pre-burnishes the pads to greatly accelerate the break-in process. All Posi Quiet brake pad friction formulations are asbestos free and are available in three application specific compounds complete with all necessary hardware for installation where applicable.
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1994 - Buick Skylark Front
Centric
Qty:
$42.00
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • Posi Quiet Ceramic Brake Pads with Shims and Hardware
  • Perf Pkg
  • Posi-Quiet Ceramic w/Shims and Hardware
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Posi Quiet brake pads are manufactured using the same positive molding process utilized by Original Equipment suppliers. Positive molding uses extreme pressure to compress the friction material and bond it to the backing plate. This process assures consistent friction material density throughout the pad; resulting in even wear and performance characteristics throughout the life of the brake pad. The number one cause for customer returns are noise and vibration. Centric Parts has recognized these issues and is constantly improving its products to eliminate these issues. Posi Quiet brake friction features either precision cut or shaved backing plates and mechanically attached shims; these small details ensure proper fitment in the caliper and virtually eliminate noise associated with pad vibration. In addition to these features Centric Parts has added a scorching process to all of its Posi Quiet brake pads. This additional process forces any impurities out of the friction material and pre-burnishes the pads to greatly accelerate the break-in process. All Posi Quiet brake pad friction formulations are asbestos free and are available in three application specific compounds complete with all necessary hardware for installation where applicable.
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Buick Skylark Front
Centric
1997 Buick Skylark Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - Premium Semi-Met Pads w/Shims

P311-5B9672C    300.05060  New

Qty:
$21.50
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • Centric Premium Semi-Metallic Brake Pads with Shims and Hardware
  • Premium Semi-Met Pads w/Shims
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Centric Parts Premium Brake Pads provide superior stopping power and reliability for passenger cars and light duty trucks. Centric Parts engineers have worked with leading brake pad manufacturers to develop two application specific friction compounds that combine improved stopping performance and reduced noise under braking. Centric Premium Brake Pads are installation ready with High Performance Shims attached and feature O.E. style gas slots and chamfers to optimize braking performance especially in repeat stop situations. Centric Premium Ceramic Brake Pad compounds produce little brake dust and provide longer service than other brake pad formulas.
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1997 - Buick Skylark Front
Centric
1990 Buick Skylark Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - Premium Semi-Met Pads w/Shims

P311-5B9672C    300.05060  New

Qty:
$21.50
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • Centric Premium Semi-Metallic Brake Pads with Shims and Hardware
  • Perf Pkg
  • Premium Semi-Met Pads w/Shims
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Centric Parts Premium Brake Pads provide superior stopping power and reliability for passenger cars and light duty trucks. Centric Parts engineers have worked with leading brake pad manufacturers to develop two application specific friction compounds that combine improved stopping performance and reduced noise under braking. Centric Premium Brake Pads are installation ready with High Performance Shims attached and feature O.E. style gas slots and chamfers to optimize braking performance especially in repeat stop situations. Centric Premium Ceramic Brake Pad compounds produce little brake dust and provide longer service than other brake pad formulas.
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Buick Skylark Front
Centric
1993 Buick Skylark Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - Premium Ceramic Pads w/Shims

P311-194C434    301.05060  New

Qty:
$27.55
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • Centric Premium Ceramic Brake Pads with Shims and Hardware
  • Premium Ceramic Pads w/Shims
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Centric Parts Premium Brake Pads provide superior stopping power and reliability for passenger cars and light duty trucks. Centric Parts engineers have worked with leading brake pad manufacturers to develop two application specific friction compounds that combine improved stopping performance and reduced noise under braking. Centric Premium Brake Pads are installation ready with High Performance Shims attached and feature O.E. style gas slots and chamfers to optimize braking performance especially in repeat stop situations. Centric Premium Ceramic Brake Pad compounds produce little brake dust and provide longer service than other brake pad formulas.
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1993 - Buick Skylark Front
Centric
1990 Buick Skylark Disc Brake Pad - Front Centric - Premium Ceramic Pads w/Shims

P311-194C434    301.05060  New

Qty:
$27.55
Centric Disc Brake Pad  Front
  • Centric Premium Ceramic Brake Pads with Shims and Hardware
  • Perf Pkg
  • Premium Ceramic Pads w/Shims
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Centric Parts Premium Brake Pads provide superior stopping power and reliability for passenger cars and light duty trucks. Centric Parts engineers have worked with leading brake pad manufacturers to develop two application specific friction compounds that combine improved stopping performance and reduced noise under braking. Centric Premium Brake Pads are installation ready with High Performance Shims attached and feature O.E. style gas slots and chamfers to optimize braking performance especially in repeat stop situations. Centric Premium Ceramic Brake Pad compounds produce little brake dust and provide longer service than other brake pad formulas.
Brand: Centric
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Buick Skylark Front
Monroe
2002 Buick Park Avenue Disc Brake Pad - Rear Monroe - Monroe Brakes Total Solution Ceramic Brake Pads

P311-1E182BD    CX508A  New

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Qty:
$34.99
Monroe Disc Brake Pad  Rear
  • with 4 Wire Wear Sensors; Hardware Kit Included
  • Monroe Brakes Total Solution Ceramic Brake Pads
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2002 - Buick Park Avenue Rear
Monroe
2001 Buick LeSabre Disc Brake Pad - Rear Monroe - Monroe Brakes Total Solution Semi-Metallic Brake Pads

P311-59A3A6E    DX508A  New

19152666 , 18043346 , 18029826 , 19210706 , 88955463 , 89026844 , 18043995 , 18045380 , 19152498 , 18024926 , 88964119 , 21012856 , 18047994 , 18042442 , 18043999 , 18024931 , 18029883

Qty:
$31.62
Monroe Disc Brake Pad  Rear
  • with 4 Wire Wear Sensors; OE Recommended; Hardware Kit Included
  • Monroe Brakes Total Solution Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2001 - Buick LeSabre Rear

Latest Buick Repair and Brake Pads Installation Advice

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Highway robbery? Brake problem.

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Question From Worty on Highway robbery? Brake problem.

My brother replaced all the brake pads on his 2000-something buick regal less than a week ago. I helped him change the rear brakes. I've replaced brake pads lots of times on my cars and never had any issues. He went out the other day and the car broke down just outside of a little town right next to a mechanic's shop. When I went to pick him up, I asked what happened. He couldn't really describe what it felt like or give much of a description of what it looked like, only that it was noticeable that there was something wrong when he first started out and got really bad when he got to the town. If I were a mechanic, a person who can't even describe what it felt like would have sucker written all over their face, especially if they were stranded from out of town. From what I gather from him after he talked to the mechanic, supposedly all the brake pads are worn out. Is there anything that would cause all the brake pads to wear out in less than 1000 miles besides bad pads or really worn rotors? I'm thinking of taking a trip to the mechanic myself, but don't want to make a stink if we actually might have done something wrong.

Response From Sidom Top Rated Answer

From my experience when someone works on a system that doesn't really know what they are doing, they can actually wind up doing more damage to the system that what was originally wrong with it to begin with and then due to their limited of knowledge of the system come to the only conclusion possible, that the technician/s have to be crooked.

Everyday I work on peoples cars who have limited or no knowledge of the systems being repair. Just because you can take advantage of someone doesn't mean you should Worty, that's just plain wrong & unethical no matter how you look at it, but thats just me (and everyone I work with and know) but apparently you would do business a little differently if "you were a mechanic" and that's unfortunate because the small minority of people that you would be like give the vast majority of people like us, meaning every tech on this forum, that I work with & know a bad name.

As far as your brothers car, it would just be a wild guess at this point with the limited info available. Damaged a caliper piston & it stuck? Didn't lube the slides? Wrong parts? There is a whole host of things that could've cause those brks to fail rather quickly. I'm fairly certain there must of been something that went wrong with the brk job or he wouldn't have just pulled over & put himself in a position to be "ripped off".

Response From Worty

You guys are probably right. I kept out of it. Maybe it will all work out fine. My brother gives me a different story every time he tells it. He's not smart, but he's my brother and I don't want him to get taken and I feel some responsibility for that since I helped with part of it.

Response From re-tired

Without a straight story from the driver .How can anyone make any kind of reasoning.He seems to be out of touch with the world . You said he confused you with an attempt to describe the problem . Well put yourself in the mechanics shoes. It seems that they came to agreement to work on brakes.Was there a work order. Yes it is possible to wear brakes out that fast , worn mountings . improper assy, parking brake slightly on or misadjusted. Have a meeting with the mechanic without making accusations .If he does hot explain the repairs to your satisfaction or will not give you the time of day .THEN take legal recourse.

99 buick century brake noise

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Question From Guest on 99 buick century brake noise

99 buick century, v6, 3.1L, 96500 mile

When I try to make a stop, I can feel and hear the "click" (not scream) noise underneath the car, this happened again when I start to move the car again. The more frequent I made stops, the louder and more frequent the noise.
I have changed the brake disc a year ago by myself, before and after I have changed the discs, the noise was always there. What is going on with my brake? I really appreciate it if you can give me some suggestions. By the way, I don't think that the noise is from the C/V joint. if there is problem in C/V joint, when I make a turn, I will hear some noise. But now,I did not hear any noise when I make right or left turn.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

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"The noise was always there"
___________

Is that to say doing brakes didn't change the noise a year ago? I suggest you check all four brakes completely - not just pad wear but all parts involved. There's lots more than just pads and discs involved in brakes. It might still be a CV joint, perhaps a wheel bearing or yet another steering/suspension or other part,

T

Response From Guest Top Rated Answer

I don't think that there is problem with the CV joint, I did not hear any noise when I make turns. Yes, replacement of brake pad did not remove the noise. By the way, I found that the noise is louder and more frequent on a sunny day, on a rainy day, the noise is gone.

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

Did you replace the anti-rattle clips? It's possible that they had broken and fell out prior to replacing the pads. Most pads, now days, come with new ones, but....
Does the rattle stop when you apply the brakes?
Brakeware / Brake Disc Hardware Kit - Front H5913

Emergency brake won't hold.... 2004 Buick Rendezvous V6 3.6L 228,000 miles

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Question From sdenton on Emergency brake won't hold.... 2004 Buick Rendezvous V6 3.6L 228,000 miles

I was told my emergency brake won't hold by the inspection people. Can anyone tell me how I might fix this? I found this cord dangling behind my front driver wheel. Could this be the issue? My anti-lock light is also on. Thanks!






Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Wire would be for ABS no doubt.


Parking brake is in the rear. Highly worn brake pads or broken cable perhaps but either would be obvious if looked right at while working the brake. Pretty much do NOT adjust cable itself unless a new cable is installed. If rest of it is OK the adjustment of CABLE should be good where it is..............


T

Advice: Is mechanic ripping me (A Lady) off ?

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Question From Guest on Advice: Is mechanic ripping me (A Lady) off ?

1998 Buick Lesabre
engine size: ? big
Mileage: 92,000

Three years in a row the mechanic has told me that my rotors are rusty and need replaced. This time it has not been 12,000 miles (he told me that) and he could replace the brake pads under warranty, but shouldn't the rotors be under warranty too? And How do I know he is doing what he says and not ripping me off? He said i need two bulbs too but I do not see where...total 180.00 !!! What do you think? help me please.

Response From TommyD

you are being screwed, as are most people that get their brakes done by a shop. Rotors should last 50-75,000 with NO problems, unless you are driving like a bat out of hell on rough terrain or theu salt water. Dont ever get rotors turned down, why?? Because brand new rotors cost $35 a piece for 99% of vehicles, and the shop will charge you $25 each to turn down. Rust? Every car has rusty rotors. You should find a mechanic who cabn do your brake work off duty. The average car brakes cost $20-$30, for a complete set!!!!!! It takes maybe 20 minutes to replace. But a shop will charge you 200 to $300 for new brakes. Its a complete rip off. Tell your mechanic to put the new brakes on and you will live with your rotors. They will seat the new brakes, trust me. Unless your rotors are so pitted that they look like they are ridged, you will be fine.

Response From Sidom


you are being screwed, as are most people that get their brakes done by a shop. Rotors should last 50-75,000 with NO problems, unless you are driving like a bat out of hell on rough terrain or theu salt water. Dont ever get rotors turned down, why?? Because brand new rotors cost $35 a piece for 99% of vehicles, and the shop will charge you $25 each to turn down. Rust? Every car has rusty rotors. You should find a mechanic who cabn do your brake work off duty. The average car brakes cost $20-$30, for a complete set!!!!!! It takes maybe 20 minutes to replace. But a shop will charge you 200 to $300 for new brakes. Its a complete rip off. Tell your mechanic to put the new brakes on and you will live with your rotors. They will seat the new brakes, trust me. Unless your rotors are so pitted that they look like they are ridged, you will be fine.



Tommy you need to get your facts straight before you start pulling numbers outta you azz & talking a bunch of crap that aint true!!!!!


There are different grade pads & rotors for every car and the numbers you are quoting don't come close to any of them. Obviously you are some backyarder that throws the cheapest junk he can find on cars with out any worries about noise, vibration or squeeks...

20 minutes isn't even close enough if your are going to DO THE JOB RIGHT!!!

Let see you do a rear brk job for that price & time on an 05 Audi A6 ..... Hell you probably don't even realize you need a factory scan tool to retract the pistons into the calipers.....

If you what to come here for help or to help others is fine...... But if your going to go around here spewing untrue BS, then your days are numbered..........

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Response From Guest

When I have someone else work on my car (it is very rare) I always tell them I want the removed parts. They have always written "customer wants removed/old parts." on the work order. I have always gotten them and it gives a sense of having not been ripped off.

Response From Hammer Time

When I have someone else work on my car (it is very rare) I always tell them I want the removed parts. They have always written "customer wants removed/old parts." on the work order. I have always gotten them and it gives a sense of having not been ripped off.

If you really have that little trust in the people you have chosen to work on your car, then that is fine. Just be sure to tell them that you want the parts saved before they start the job. Don't expect them to go dumpster diving after. I always save the old parts until the car is picked up anyway and like the customer to see for themselves.

Response From Hammer Time

you are being screwed, as are most people that get their brakes done by a shop. Rotors should last 50-75,000 with NO problems, unless you are driving like a bat out of hell on rough terrain or theu salt water. Dont ever get rotors turned down, why?? Because brand new rotors cost $35 a piece for 99% of vehicles, and the shop will charge you $25 each to turn down. Rust? Every car has rusty rotors. You should find a mechanic who cabn do your brake work off duty. The average car brakes cost $20-$30, for a complete set!!!!!! It takes maybe 20 minutes to replace. But a shop will charge you 200 to $300 for new brakes. Its a complete rip off. Tell your mechanic to put the new brakes on and you will live with your rotors. They will seat the new brakes, trust me. Unless your rotors are so pitted that they look like they are ridged, you will be fine.

It's pretty obvious that your just spouting off a lot of hatred for mechanics when you really have no clue what your talking about. Take any disc brake vehicle and park it in a condo parking lot that is facing the ocean and leave it parked for a few months, maybe 4, and the rotors will be destroyed. It is a fact. If you have ever tried to cut one of these rust pitted rotors on a lathe, you would already know that it will take the carbide bits out before you even finish one rotor and when your done, you will be below spec. Your not going to buy any quality brake pads for $20 to $30 either. Maybe the junk your in the habit of using but not quality pads.

Please get your facts correct before spouting off about mechanics

Response From Sidom

When in doubt it's always best to get a 2nd opinion...... Miscommunication is the biggest problem alot of the times which leads people to think they are being taken when it's not the case......

Rust for the most part isn't a reason to replace a rotor, they have minium machine to & discard specs. Once a rotor gets below those specs then they need to be replaced.. Now if a rotor is rusted so bad it can't be turned out that would be different.

There are bulbs all over the car some are obvious, some aren't, the biggest missed ones I see are the plate lights (Usually requires bending way over to see), marker lights & the 3rd brk light.

It's simple.... Just nicely ask the man/lady. Why can't my rotors be turned? what specs are they at now? which bulbs are out? Personally I have no problem answering those questions & showing people. I would rather you ask and see for yourself than go off not completely understanding and then trying to fill in the gaps yourself without the correct information......usually leads to a flawed theory of the situation..

Response From Hammer Time

I want to point out that there are exceptions to these rules when the car is parked on the ocean. I own a shop on the ocean and I see rotors ruined by the salt air every day and I'm here to tell you it can happen in 5 months or less. I see it all the time and no, they cannot be resurfaced as the pitting will go very deep. I had one customer in a Mercedes that spent $1000 to replace all the pads and rotors, used the car for one trip to Ft Lauderdale and then parked it at his condo on the ocean and went back to New York. He came back 6 months later and all the rotors were destroyed again and I mean destroyed.

Response From Hammer Time

Do you live on the ocean?

90 buick electra no fluid to rear left brake

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Question From frnklnfam on 90 buick electra no fluid to rear left brake

Hoping someone here has heard of this issue or had it themselves.
Originally replaced damaged brake line. After replacement, brakes were spongy and forcing right front brake to absorb the full force of the braking.
Bought new brake pads and installed. After installation could not get fluid to the brakes to bleed them . Brakes refuse to move. (believe me this is NOT my first brake job did it right and re-did it just in case after it didn't work) Replaced master cylinder, still nothing. Replaced brake cylinder, nothing. Replaced one of the plastic tubes going from the resevoir . Have held off from replacing the other plastic tube at this point am trying to troubleshoot the issue.
Any suggestions? I am at my wits end. I have never experienced this issue in the past and I change brakes on various makes and models on a regular basis . (the one in the family with mechanical skills , a garage and tools. whoopee for me)

PLEASE NOTE: I have tried bleeding these brakes. I have followed proper procedure in doing so, I am NOT getting fluid to the brake and the pads do NOT move upon depression of brake pedal.

Response From Hammer Time

Did you remove the brake bleeder all the way and see if the hole at the bottom is just plugged up with crap?

Response From frnklnfam Top Rated Answer

Yes I did do that . Sorry it took so long to reply. I was at work.

not clogged.

Response From Hammer Time

I assume you bled the master before putting it on. You likely have a proportioning valve that is stuck or bad. it's located down next to the fuel filter. Using a pressure bleeder may be helpful.

Response From frnklnfam

I am using a pressure bleeder. It is usually VERY helpful.

I took the proportioning sensor off and cleaned it put it back together. Still nothing.

I am considering blowing out each individual line and starting from scratch.

Response From Hammer Time

Are you getting fluid pressure coming into the proportioning valve? You could also have a bad flex hose at the rear wheel.
Your just going to have to find out exactly what point it is that your losing the pressure

Response From frnklnfam

yep had pressure at the perportioning valve.

I also thought it was flex hose (if by flex hose you mean the plastic hose one in front one in back. )
Is it possible that if one of the flex lines are plugged it will affect the brake diagonal (you know, right rear works with left front , and so on)
because the master cyl has four lines. front two lines on the master -bottom on front goes to right rear, top on front goes to the left front. I've been trying to troubleshoot this issue for three days now and I have to tell you I am "compuzzled".

Response From Hammer Time

Does this car have ABS?
I'm seeing some models with a diagonal system and some with front/rear. They made both that year.

Response From frnklnfam

Nope, Standard braking system .
Disc on front Drum on back.

Because I am having the same issue both on driver front and passenger rear, I am assuming the Haynes manual was right in assuming this is a diagonal system.

Response From Hammer Time

This is not impossible. You just have to systematically see where the pressure stops. The flex hose can rupture or swell internally and cause a restriction.

Response From frnklnfam

I knew it was possible to rupture or collapse, but if one goes, will it cause the diagonal brake to also malfunction and not get fluid?

Response From frnklnfam

Thanks so much for the help!

We ended up combining help you contributed (about the possible collapsed line) and help we got from over to 2carpros, and finally managed to rectify the situation. here's what he did :


He replaced the flex line on the front (we bought a new one the other night thinking it could be an issue with a collapsed or in some other way damaged flex line, just as you suggested.) Bled the front driver brake, using method suggested on the other site, worked like a charm.
Went to the right rear , started by gravity bleeding to make sure all was well, when it started to drip, he bled that line too. Just to be on the safe side, we bled all four brakes, because in the beginning of the week he replaced the master thinking that was the issue. He is now test driving to make sure it's not just "in the garage ok".

I'm pretty sure we're finally done with this headache. I am SO glad brake system parts for this vehicle aren't expensive, and now I have a brand new braking system,short of one brake line and the rear flex which seem to be healthy at this time.

Thanks again for all the assistance! it was truly appreciated!

Response From Hammer Time

Your welcome. Thanks for posting the fix.

Response From frnklnfam

It was the least I could do.

I know I personally hate when I find something that solves the problem,or you must assume it's solved because after the initial information given, nothing more's said.
Now the next person who's stuck will be able to see the whole thing.
Have a good one!!!

Response From Hammer Time

Yes, that's the whole idea. People search our archives all the time for solutions.