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Question DetailsAsked on 2/8/2018

How much would it cost for a new brakes and everything for a Ford F150 2005

The brake pads make noise like chattering and the sound like the clinking every time to put the brakes on also the brake pad is soft and Squishy and I've had the brake lines bled several times and it just doesn't quite get any better obviously there's air trapped in there somewhere

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Here is a similar question with answer covering both just replacing pads, and also about replacing rotors if worn out or damaged. For your vehicle, I would expect probably about 25-50% higher cost because your parts are obviously larger and more expensive than for a Kia. Plus maybe $50-100 or so more (or maybe that only if brakes are good) to diagnose the problem.

If the pads are actually soft (would have to remove wheel to check that) then they are defective - but I would call that an extreme long shot. Most likely, as you say, you have gotten some air in the lines - possibly because of a leak, maybe you just have not kept the fluid level topped up (though a red brake warning dash light should come on before the fluid got that low), maybe yuou have a brake problem so severe it overheated and boiled the liquid, forming bubbles in the line - or if a fluctuating "soft" feeling perhaps your ABS (Automatic Braking System ) has a problem.

Or you have a leak so your "softness" is actually brake fluid leaking out when under pressure - which would of course cause the reservoir to be low in pretty short order if enough to make braking feel "soft".

Not sure how your wheel cyliners are built - some have an air bleeder on top which pretty well gets air out, some it is on the bottom so air in the individual wheel brake cylinder does not vent well by just pressure bleeding the system - that could be the problem.

The chattering/clinking could be worn brakes, or could be ABS system kicking in too easy because of air in the system.

I am assuming your brakes are not just worn out - pads worn down to the rivets, though tht makes for a squeeling or squeeking when you put the brakes on. But does make a metallic rattle at that point with some pad designs.

I am wondering what sort of place you have taken this to - if a strip mall muffler or tire and brake shop, I would say you need to find a good Auto Service place with good ratings and reviews in that Search the List category - or take it to a Ford dealer, though granted that does crank your cost up typically 50-100%.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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