let me start by saying l live in MN. = Lots of snow and salt.
If got an 04 4x4 trd. My front brakes are due and it would appear my pads have worn a bit uneven on the drivers side. THe outer wore faster than the inner. From the looks of things this is because a bit of rust built up on the guide pins.
I bought OEM pads at the dealership here ($70) planning to do the job myself. No chance in hell im getting those pins out. I tried but they are just stuck.......if tried a punch etc...no go. They wont budge. I dont want to do any damage by using heat or cutting them out with a hacksaw/sawzall. My luck i would hit the boot or seals on the 4 piston caliper and be screwed.
Im at 101xxx miles. I called the dealer looking for a rough quote.
Turning the Rotors
New pads, shims, hardware kit
REbuilding the rotors
I think the previous owner neglected the pin maintenence.
The good thing is they are going to rebuild the calipers which should get me down the road for many many more miles.
IM worried about what else they are going to stick me with cost wise once they get in there and start the job? This was just a estimate over the phone....they havent seen the truck yet.
DOnt get me wrong....the pins dont look that corroded but they are definately JAMMED and stuck in there. They are not comming out with my hands...i can tell you that much.