post #1 of Old 04-28-2013, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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how much labor to replace a brake line?

I recently took my 95 yj to a local shop to have a leaking brake line replaced. It was the line that ran to the back right tire. How long should that take? I even supplied the premade line. They are telling me 10 hours.. thanks

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post #2 of Old 04-28-2013, 08:42 AM
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post #3 of Old 04-28-2013, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry. They did the work and then told me.10 hours. Am i screwed?
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post #4 of Old 04-28-2013, 08:49 AM
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Find a different shop. With that quote they are telling you they don't want the work.

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X2 it def should not take 10 hours to replace that
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post #6 of Old 04-28-2013, 08:57 AM
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Are they telling you it is 10 hours out of "the book" or that it took them 10 hours? If they are saying it is out of the book, make them show it to you.

If they are saying that it took 10 hours, then ask them if they broke the connection trying to get it off.

When dealing with mechanics, always find out how they are going to charge you. If it is going to be "out of the book" (which it almost always is with good shops), then they should not have a problem showing it to you before hand.
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post #7 of Old 04-28-2013, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Ya. So anyway to dispute something like this?
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post #8 of Old 04-28-2013, 09:00 AM
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That's just not right.

If they where to mine the minerals, smelt, do magic metallurgy stuff, form the steel tube, bend the lines, add the fittings, flair the ends, remove the old line, install the new line, bleed, test drive......then maybe ten hours would seem reasonable.

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Saying it took.10 hours. On the phone he was saying how he had to pull a bunch of stuff apart to get the brake line in and what not..
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post #10 of Old 04-28-2013, 09:02 AM
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How much did it cost? If its way out of hand then I would dispute. If not, then cut your losses and find a different shop.

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500.. luckily only 50 an hour
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I hope they kissed you first.

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Wow.

For a brake line.

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I would just cut my losses and find a new shop. It's high, but not worth worrying about in my opinion. Just enjoy the jeep now that its working.

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I would make them brake it down for what they had to "pull off" to get the job done because it shouldn't have taken anywhere near 10 hrs or had to take much off to fix it. That seems sketchy at best and would never use that shop again.......

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