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hi i recently took my 57plate izuzu rodeo denver into a landrover

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hi i recently took my 57plate izuzu rodeo denver into a landrover dealer which sell izuzu.i had an abs light on then off and a pulsating on the brakes.they diagonostic it which took 2hrs then said i need 2 bring it beck 2 b cleaned 2 see if that will sort it out.if not new abs part and fitted it will bee 600 quid .this sounds alot of money are they ripping me off.sorrry i take a while typing i dont use a computer alot.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mark replied 2 years ago.

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Hello, my name is Mark and I will try help you with this.

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Much depends on what code they found and what parts they intend to replace.

Mark :

If a part is needing cleaned then I suspect they are talking about a wheel speed sensor.

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I would say they are jumping the gun a bit with giving you a price just now though.

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They first need to establish what code is stored.

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They then need to check the component involved and the wiring to it.

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Depending on the results of the tests they can then work out the cost of repair.

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You also have to remember they need to charge for diagnostic time which can be a few hours, depending on at what point they find the fault.

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For instance, if they found the sensor was at fault on the first test they did, then £600 would seem excessive.

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However, if they found the ecu was at fault after 3 hours of testing then £600 would be too cheap. More likely to be about £1000 to complete the job.

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This would consist of say 3-4 hours labour, the cost of the part plus programming and then vat.

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A lot of dealers can charge over £100 per hour for labour so costs can escalate quite quickly.

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