Brake Pads on my Grand Am

United States
May 19, 2009 12:03pm CST
My 2002 Pontiac Grand Am has been making horrible noises in the front right of my car. We're pretty sure it's the brake pads but my grandpa checked and the rotors are okay. Have you had to replace brake pads on your car before? How much did it end up costing you?
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• United States
19 May 09
We have also had to replace the brake pads on our 2003 Grand Am two times already. (In a big city the stop-and-go traffic is hard on the brakes!) I'm sorry I don't know how much we paid, but it will depend on if they end up replacing more than just the pads. There are often brake specials at chain car repair shops around town. Good luck!
• United States
19 May 09
I haven't checked elsewhere yet but the dealership wants to charge $200 to replace it when the part is only about $75.
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@heatherc (398)
• United States
20 May 09
I had to have the break pads replaced on mine not too long after I got it. I can't remember how much I paid. I bought them at Murray's (an auto store). My dad knew how to change them, so it didn't cost me anything (except for a couple cups of cappuccino) to have the work done. The original pads were down to somewhere between a sheet of sandpaper to the bare metal when it was changed. It squealed like it was an old school bus that needed work.
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• United States
23 May 09
Mine doesn't really squeal. It sounds like a scratching. My grandpa is replacing them for me and I'm getting the parts at Napa.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
19 May 09
I just did mine a few months ago. The work was done by someone I know so the price wasn't as much as it could have been. If it is squeaking or grinding it could be brakes but it could also be a CV joint. Best to have it checked out.
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• United States
23 May 09
My grandpa is going to do mine for me. The brake pads cost about $23 and the rotors are going to cost about $15. It won't be so bad.