Estimate cost to repair bakes and clutch on 1985 Nissan 4×4 pickup?

I’m thinking about buying a used truck to haul things around and go on road trips with my bike.

I found a truck I might be interested in, but the seller says
“the clutch and brakes work but are spongy ”

Should I be scared? How much would it cost to make these repairs?


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3 Responses to Estimate cost to repair bakes and clutch on 1985 Nissan 4×4 pickup?

  1. John Paul June 6, 2009 at 5:50 am #

    Hydraulic system with air in it may be the cause of spongy brakes but so could rusted locked up calipers. A total brake system overhaul that truck needs will exceed the value of the truck. Just new rotors wheel bearings axle seals and brake pads could easily set you back $300 dollars. Re manufactured calipers $160 each. The rear brake job rear drums wheel Cly’s, shoes new springs (obsolete by now) $250. How about rubber flex hoses $30 each your truck has three. A complete clutch job costs approx $450 these day. Motor and transmission mounts extra. That’s how it is trying to keep a 24 year old truck running. Run don’t walk away from that old truck. Road trips? more like a money pit! Above prices are for parts and not the labor to install them.

  2. James W June 6, 2009 at 5:50 am #

    about 500 bucks

  3. Mike P June 6, 2009 at 5:50 am #

    Unless you are a mechanic you would be a total fool to buy a truck with brake provblems amongst other things. You got to be kidding buying a 24 year old truck. Since your that smart I got a bridge to sell you at a steal!