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Last night, I decided I would refresh my suspension and brakes. Other than the disk pads and shocks, nothing had been touched in 16 years. The reason I decided to do the job now is because while braking yesterday, I got some heavy shaking of the front wheels.
So, this morning I ordered a set of front suspension bushings and new ball joints and started taking apart the front disk brakes. I removed the calipers (painted them red), removed and cleaned the bearings and placed them left side/right side into a box to keep them from getting mixed up.
I removed the disks and took them to Sears to be cut down, turns out after all these years, they were just a little rough on the surface with slight scoring, but still not warped or otherwise out of shape.
When I went back to Sears to get the disks, I suddenly realized that I had no idea which disk came from which side of the car. Crap!!!
OK, I can get new bearings for around $70 bucks, but the really bad part is that the only shop I can find to do the work wants $40 each disk to press out the old races and install the new. So, basically I just screwed myself out of $80 bucks for not paying closer attention to what I was doing.
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