I bought a Clymer manual off of Ebay, and got a reproduction of the original manual off the net. For complex things I like them, but for basic stuff they are lacking.
I only ask about taking it in, because the guesses now are getting pretty pessimistic. I'm waiting for someone to post that I may have cracked the frame or engine, from a slow 5 - 10mph start.
Sorry, don't mean to sound like an ass.
The actual work to remove & replace I think I can handle, but with my inexperience I'm not sure if I can identify the source of the problem accurately. I know if I take it to the shop, they want $70 just to id the problem, then they charge for parts, & labor. For every part involved, they seem to want to charge an hour of labor.
My previous experience with a shop has led me to believe that if they saw the problem was as simple as readjusting the caliper, they would tell me that I need completely new brakes, rotors, and probably another new front tire. My problem is simply I'm not sure I can trust the shop. I am trying a different one, but they are really all part of a chain.
I do appreciate all the help.