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Old 07-19-2006, 00:50   #1 (permalink)
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What's involved.....?

The misses took the BA in to the Ford service centre to get some warrenty work done. When she picked it up all was fixed. They said they also had to tighten the hand break and since that's not covered by warrenty it would cost $60.
WTF!!! Last time i tightened a hand break it was a 12 second job! It was on an older car though so i was wondering what is involved in tightening a hand break in a BA sedan?
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:30   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What's involved.....?

You have to adjust the handbrake in the rear wheel hubs, which is still only a 15minute job.
$60 bucks is a wank, I would not pay it.
I would say I didn't authorise you to do that, You took it apon yourself to do it, so I wont be paying for it.
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Old 07-19-2006, 02:06   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, as i thought! Pricks!

Pity the missus didn't know any better and she paid it.

I've given her the drum on telling them "no unortherised work"

Damn! Now i'm thinking about what i could've done with that $60.
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Old 07-19-2006, 02:15   #4 (permalink)
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mate you got off light the dealer where i am charges 100bucks a hit. wheels have to come off disks off and the shoes need to be roughed up with emery and the drum roughed up and the lip removed. the shit part is the adjustment you have to back the cable off and adjust the brake with the disk off because ford in there wisdom has not made the hole big enough to adjust it with the disk on. so it goes on and off about 3/4 times for each side then you have to adjust the cable thats the easy part. then hope it actualy holds the car when its all back together. around 45 mins work or more if thers a big lip and the disk cant be pulled off easy. much cheaper to not drive with the park brake on. we get some cars that need it every service and others that never need it at all. it has to be in how its driven. as for not authoriseing the work the adviser should of called you! but if it was not holding at all thay may of adjusted it as a saftey concern. if i have the time i sometimes do an adjustment while doing the service and dont note it on the job so the customer gets a freeby. hope that cleared it up a bit
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Must agree with 460cixy, Im a Ford Techie, in New Zealand, and it can be a bastard of a job, if yours had the calipers and discs removed to do a proper job, I'd say $60 is a good deal.

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