Oilpan4 wrote:I have a sneaking suspension that those prices are really high and some of them unnecessary.
But that's just me.
I beat my leaf like a rented mule and use it like a half ton pickup, have more miles and don't have those problems.
Just 2 weeks ago when I put new tires on the front I checked brakes, tie rods, bearings and they were all perfect and I have over 52,000 imperialist miles on mine.
I'm surprised they didn't try to sell you an engine oil change, or catalytic converter and oxygen sensors, timing belt, ect.
If something doesn't seem right post it on the forum before spending money.
Huh? Exactly how do you know your suspension is sneaking?????? I've never heard of such a thing.
Also, where do you live? The OP lives in a rather harsh winter climate, lots of road salt, etc. If you live in a less harsh climate, you wouldn't see the same issues. I agree with you that the repairs listed seem excessive, but as we're only reading about it and not SEEING his vehicle, we really have no basis to question the diagnosis...other than the outrageous prices.
I lived in the Washington DC region all of my life, moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth region 4 1/2 years ago, and no longer own DC region vehicles. I'm amazed how pristine the undercarriage of my cars is/are, with no corrosion whatsoever...even the cheap pot-metal hardware on my Toyota Avalon.
It would be nice if the OP could post some pictures, but even then, it's impossible to evaluate the condition of a caliper by looking at it. It can have superficial topical rust and still function just fine.