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1997 blazer 4x4


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03-13-03, 11:26 AM   #1  
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1997 blazer 4x4

A friend took his blazer into shop complaining of noise--said it sounded like a wheel bearing--I did not get a chance to look at it.
Shop said yes, right front wheel bearing was bad--cost to repair was $600!! Shop said a "sensor" needed replaced and that was the expensive part. Anyone know what "sensor" they could be talking about?--seems high!

 
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03-13-03, 03:50 PM   #2  
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Most likely an ABS wheel sensor. Depending on the cost of parts and the repairs needed, it sounds a bit steep.

 
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03-13-03, 04:03 PM   #3  
On those vehicles the wheel bearing and antilock wheel speed sensor are 1 part with a wiring harness attached also.The part should be around 400 bucks.Labor about 1 and 1/2 hour that depends on the hourly rate at the shop and the time for diagnosis.So the price while a bit scary may not be out of line.

 
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03-14-03, 01:11 AM   #4  
ABS=All Bucks Spent

 
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03-14-03, 12:07 PM   #5  
Here's what Alldata says about the parts and replacement. You can find these part numbers for 40% to 50% off at www.gmpartsdirect.com

Double check with your local GM parts dealer.




Parts
OEM Part . Price
Wheel Speed Sensor
Wheel Speed Sensor, ABS
Front. . . Right . 15727018 . $90.65

Labor
Wheel Speed Sensor
Replace Wheel Speed Sensor
Front. Four Wheel ABS
One Side 1.1



Parts
OEM Part . Price
Wheel Bearing
Front- Hub & Bearing . 7470013 $448.44
Contact dealer

Labor Wheel Bearing
Replace Front Hub & Bearing
One Side . 0.8
Notes.. Does Not Include Alignment.

 
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03-18-03, 12:07 PM   #6  
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yep, just saw his invoice, parts were over $400, and with the labor rates around here--$600 is not out of the question. I was not aware of the sensor and bearing housing as one piece--thanks.

 
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