Originally posted by Delmarco@Jul 14 2005, 04:14 PM So I need any advice before tomorrow morning or tonight...
My car is at BMW Of Manhattan and they are asking for $450 to
A. Replace my ABS left wheel sensor
B. Pass my Car's yearly state inspection
C. About $117 of the $450 is already billed for them just to diagnose it.
My Service guy already told me my car is NOT passing state inspection with the ABS light on like that...is that true for some states?
I tought ABS was an optional safety-luxury and not a required safety-standard..
what is up with that?
Also I tought someone mentioned that the actual sensor itself costs like $28 dollars....is that true?
Where can I get it (I'm about to call BAVAUTO) ? and where-else other than the dealership can i install it? Finally, can i DIY?
The problem is that a non-functioning ABS system is more dangerous than not having ABS at all. A friedn from church had his car release the brakes on him at times when he actually needed to stop. I still don't know if what they told you is true for NY, though.
In my opinion ABS is unnecessary, but as far as laws go in NY I have no idea, but taking a stab at it I'm guessing you don't need. I'm sure there are old non luxury cars in NY as well and most of the time they won't have ABS, so yea.
Price wise anything is expensive from the dealer, but they're also charging you for the labor, it's not an in and out job where you loose a few screws and voila you're done, it does require the tech to get a bit dirty. If you've ever lifted your car up and looked at the the parts that are used in the ABS system you'll know that even trying to find the tone ring takes a little bit of straining.
And LOS you must be going to some crazy/strict smog tech like a referee station, because for tags all you need is to pass the emission. And since the ABS system being triggered doesn't cause the check engine light to come on or anything it's fine.
Originally posted by BImmerN2B@Jul 16 2005, 12:10 PM Hey Delmarco , bavauto had a brake sensor for $94 to $98 depending if it was front or rear and maybe you should have bought the code reader so that you may have known what was wrong with it.
Yeah...The one for the 1995 M42 318i was more than $94. and plus BMW didn't tell me which sensor it was. Beause the Rear Right is known as the LEFT SENSOR and the Front Left is called the RIGHT SENSOR....
that shit confused used used used
me because one of them is sold for $98 and the other is $112.00
and I don't know why....
anyway I paid BMW and I got my car back....
life is good!
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