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Old 03-13-2010, 08:10 AM   #1
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Brake Flush

Has anybody done a brake flush and if so what was the cost. I have received a estimate of $350 which seem high for a flush.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:53 PM   #2
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I was quoted $75 plus fluid in Orange County, CA. $110 total at another place. I still haven't had it done. My usual repair haunts won't perform that service.
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Need to factor in removing the rear wheels on the newer coaches.
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:18 PM   #4
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Santa Ana Truck quoted an extra $80 for R&R wheels, if needed. They guestimated $130 - $150, plus fluid to include wheel pulls and bleed.

I may try BusWest, too. They are a bit closer.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:55 PM   #5
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Do a search on the Workhorse forum. I think it may be easier than you think.
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I'm not sure where you are located but here in NORCAL territory Leals, in San Jose, just did mine for $217. They were familar with the dual calipers and said they didn't need to remove the tire to get to both fittings. They are good people to do business with and they are familiar with Alpines. The factory used to have them do a lot of the warranty work. Their website is www.lealsrvauto.com.
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I recently had my two front rotors replaced, calipers lubricated and brake fluid changed by Statkus Motors in ALB, NM for $500. Great job at a decent price!
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While exploring the underside of our 2003 this weekend[to replace HWH hose], I decided you probably can bleed the outside calipers [4-piston system] without R&Ring the rear wheels. Its a tight fit in the cavity behind the differential and you will have to work totally in the blind to loosen the bleed screw/connect the drain/vacuum line. Suspect most service places would prefer to R&R the wheels [front/back] and charge you accordingly. I also suspect unless you specify that both calipers be done, the "average" shop will bleed the inside calipers and call it good enough...
PS--the Peak chassis 4-piston calipers "are that tough!"
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I'm not sure where you are located but here in NORCAL territory Leals, in San Jose, just did mine for $217. They were familar with the dual calipers and said they didn't need to remove the tire to get to both fittings. They are good people to do business with and they are familiar with Alpines. The factory used to have them do a lot of the warranty work. Their website is www.lealsrvauto.com.
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I am located in Ellensburg, WA Just talked to Les Schwab Tire Center here in Ellensburg and made a appointment for tomorrow. Tires will not be a problem if they need to be removed. They quoted me $65 without tire removal. I will post the results tomorrow. The $350 quote came from Auto Care Experts (ACE) in Yakima When I questioned them about the price they told me it was a all day job. I would definitely BEWARE of them .

Thanks to all that replied for the help
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I recently had my two front rotors replaced, calipers lubricated and brake fluid changed by Statkus Motors in ALB, NM for $500. Great job at a decent price!
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Add another $450 to this work. I quoted labor and not parts or rotors. Sorry!
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Jeez! It sure seems like a very short trip from $65 to $500, and then, add another $450 to that?? Gadzooks, Batman..... this is getting out of hand.

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Jeez! It sure seems like a very short trip from $65 to $500, and then, add another $450 to that?? Gadzooks, Batman..... this is getting out of hand.

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Jim,
That is partly my fault and am sorry for confusing you. When you do your brake service, i.e., fluid change, you should check your rotors and lube the calipers. My rotors were cracked and we did lube the calipers. Prices may seem all over the place but they are perhaps related to what the service folks are going to do. A simple fluid flush migh be a lot cheaper by itself than caliper maintenance being added in or other things required by the rig. Some rigs require tire removal, others do not, which is another cost. I am not the expert on this stuff, just things I have seen or experienced.
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Just had brakes flushed at Les Schwab in Ellensburg. Not only was there air in the system but the old fluid was the color of coffee. We had to do a manual flush because there adapter would not fit my master cylinder. What big difference this has made on my braking capability. Total cost was $161 which included removing all tires
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