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Old 01-16-2014, 12:48 PM   #1
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Who do you recommend for brake work?

I've got a few problems with the brakes on my jeep and need to have to fixed this weekend. Don't have time to do it myself so I was gonna head down to Just Brakes here in Waco, Tx. Is there another company someone else might recommend?

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Old 01-16-2014, 02:56 PM   #2
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I've had Just Brakes in Irving, TX do a job on the wife's waggie when I simply didn't have the time to do it myself. They did a decent job, but it cost way too much IMHO.

Be prepared to pay, but I did get a decent job done.

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Old 01-16-2014, 03:04 PM   #3
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What are your problems and why can't you do it yourself?
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:16 PM   #4
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Just brakes generally will try to rip you off.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:12 PM   #5
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What are your problems and why can't you do it yourself?
Smashing the brake pulls the jeep to the right hard, Caliper problem I assume. Pedal is very soft/squishy and there seems to be a void in the brake pedal. What I mean is when i apply the brakes the pedal goes down with some resistance, then had a dead spot that it just collapses/falls through, then get the resistance back again. They need to be fixed but i just don't have time or the want to do it. I've been working on this thing every weekend replacing worn out parts and just don't really wanna tackle this.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:17 PM   #6
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I can also push the pedal to the floor almost while sitting still....
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:33 PM   #7
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And I also have ZERO experience with brakes
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:57 PM   #8
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May try Midas or your own mechanic if you have one before resorting to Just Brakes. Not impressed with their low ball pricing just to get you in the door then rape you before you leave. I usually would encourage you to DIY but not with brakes if you are clueless. It's probably nothing more that new front rotors, brake pads, and bleeding brakes won't fix. Find a local jeep club or handyman buddy to help you tackle this.
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May try Midas or your own mechanic if you have one before resorting to Just Brakes. Not impressed with their low ball pricing just to get you in the door then rape you before you leave. I usually would encourage you to DIY but not with brakes if you are clueless. It's probably nothing more that new front rotors, brake pads, and bleeding brakes won't fix. Find a local jeep club or handyman buddy to help you tackle this.
I have a local mechanic (he's a friends dad I grew up with and I've known him most of my life so I can trust him) I always go to him to ask questions and pick his brain about stuff and he's always eager to help. I may drop it off tomorrow with him. I have been searching the forums and have seen a few ppl say not to mess with brakes if you have no experience. That kinda swayed me towards having someone do it. I need it done before Sunday bc I'm going to pick up a new top for my jeep and they guy said it's mine till after the weekend so I need to get up there lol.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:55 AM   #10
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Brakes are simple as can be. Sounds like a master cylinder/booster issue. Easy replacement if you take the time to understand how the braking system operates.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:22 PM   #11
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Do not go to just brakes... I went there and they did more harm... I had them do the rear drums and they over tightened the brakes which lead to having the rears redone and I paid for another mechanic to do them. Check out brakecheckbeware.com I even spoke to the father of the victim of this article... If it's your front brakes they are easy to do yourself.

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