Detail: My ABS light comes on and the car starts to shake like the wheels are coming off. The dealer says it's the ebcm and I need to replace the computer. They said the part cost $1000 and they want $300 for labor. What code should have showed up during the diagnostic test? Is that a fair charge?
Solution: Id try another dealer before spending that kind of money. , Hi, a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two. Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck! , No, absolutely not, although the EBCM might possibly be the problem, it is a costly item and 95% of the time is replaced for nothing. Make sure to get the system diagnosed properly, if he can't get a reading from the diagnostic machine, check the abs (EBS) fuse(s), it (they) might be burnt. Then check for fluid level and fluid leaks in the brake system. If these are OK, get the wiring checked to the EBCM for powers, grounds, and data (diagnostics). , yes, sounds about right, however there should only be about 4 to 4.5 hrs involved in billing, I would say the overall cost should be about 8 or 9 hundred with labor,paint/materials, and rear bumper cover. , how did you come to that conclusion , Yeah, the labor is actually lower than i would have thought. You can call some junk yards to find one (hopefully) and buy it for far less and then take it to a mechanic with a lower labor rate, or locate a new one online through a parts distributor and replace it yourself, but the dealer will always gouge you on repairs. Sorry, matt , At least one of the front brake rotors is warped.