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Question DetailsAsked on 9/8/2014

How much should I expect to pay for brake pads and rotors including labor? Is this a long job?.

I have a 2005 kia sedona and i'm experiencing rattling noises when I drive and screeching when I brake, I think its the pads and possibly the rotors, am i correct or could be extending from something else , such as schocks and coils?

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Can't say for a Sedona specifically, but a simple brake pad replacement typically runs about $100 or less per end of the car (front or back) - more for some imports and larger vehicles. Fronts usually wear out about twice as fast as rears, so maybe 40-50,000 mile range for front and about half again to double that for rear, though jackrabbit drivers can cut those mileages by half or more. Rotors typically last one pad change - so around 80-100,000 miles before they have to be replaced due to wear, but your look like they might be thin ones so could need replacement every pad change - web blogs indicste not unusual to have to replace every pad change. At the intervening pad changes they may or may not need removal and turning on a lathe (about $50 extra each for that) depending on gouging or evenness of wear. New rotors for your car are about $125 a pair for aftermarket, about $250 a pair for OEM parts.

Simple squeel when putting on the brakes would likely be worn pads which should obviously be replaced soon because the squeel you hear is usually the rivets that hold the braking material on the metal brackets gouging the rotors (the rotating disc they grip). The rattle could be loose (really worn) brake pads but generally not - could be wheel bearings going out, loose or broken spring or struts, and a lot of other things - so should be looked at ASAP before something critical falls apart on your while driving.

If you google - kia sedona brakes - there are also a LOT of comments about squeeling brakes and overheating and warping rotors being ignored as a problem by the company but being solved with aftermarket drilled and slotted rotors - don't know if this might be part of your issue.

Simple pad replacement takes about an hour with 2 guys working on it - rotor turning or replacement they are going to want the car the whole day probably.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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