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500 for rear Brake Calipers

My Honda dealer says my rear brake calipers need replacing at 500. This seems extortionate to me, but I've only ever had discs and pads done before. Anyone else had calipers done?
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Calipers are generally, If correctly maintained, a lifetime part:- They should only advise replacement if there is a failure; Have they identified the fault that warrants replacing the calliper?
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Will be interested in the reason for replacement, unless it is completely seized or been damaged it should also be a serviceable item
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Serviceable? Of course they are. But why would they repair them when they can make more profit by fitting new ones?
Having said that, either way, it involves removal and refitting, and new ones save poncing around with seals etc. and will surely get the job done and dusted a lot quicker.

As above, ask them what exactly is faulty, and is it wrong with both of them.
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They said something about one of the calipers not working when the handbrake is applied, so only one works. They said it may be an MOT fail and they need to take it all to bits to see if it can be fixed without replacement. I don't know much about cars, it just seems like an excessive amount of money and I'm tempted to get a 2nd opinion before it is due to go back in.
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Go and get a second opinion, it will ease your mind and maybe save you some money. when you do go just tell them that you think the calliper is not holding right.
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I got a caliper replaced last month because its seals were all gone and it was 93 for one at an independent. Can see all 4 being quite expensive.
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Probably just need cleaning/servicing. If they are like mine it's a cable attached to the caliper and they can seize up a bit.
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Hi mate
Aftermarket is the way to go bought 1pair 150 each about year ago so their is nothing wrong with using aftermarket parts
Just as a matter of interest Honda quoted me 2500 for clutch fitted needles to say they are not having the job
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