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    Anyone Near the Bay Area, CA and Handy?

    Mechanic said I needed to replace my waterpump and front brake and rotors. Quoted me $460 for the waterpump which I find :eek:. Was wondering if there were any handy forum members near me that could give me a better price. I'd buy the parts and then give me your price for labor. Can do one or...
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    DIY Writeups?

    New to the site. Have really been learning a lot the past day browsing and reading threads. Couldn't seem to find many write ups for maintenance. Wanting to do all the oil changes, fluid flushes, brake pad etc myself and thought it would be great if there were stickies posted in this section...
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    Rear Brakes Wearing Out Faster Than Fronts?

    I saw on the service records of my Corolla that the front brake pads were 8mm thick, but the rear were 4mm. Purchased the car used. Looking over the records I didn't see any new brake pad purchases. The car has only 13,xxx miles on it. Is it possible that the prior owner replaced the fronts...