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HeidiG

HeidiG 1/5/2016

2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 8 Cyl 5.30L

Brakes

Why do my breaks skip when coming to a stop only on dry surface

My 2000 Yukon Xl slt breaks are about 40% of the time slipping when I come to an almost stop not when I break while driving but only when I come to a complete stop. I went into a dealership and they told me it was the wheel bearing and that it will cost about $600- he said the parts alone are around $400. The guy at the dealership said he had the exact problem I am talking about so he was certain it's the wheel bearing. I am a female and wonder if I am being taken advantage of. I went online and saw that I could get wheel bearings for under $200 for both front sides. Now my question is, is the problem the wheel bearing or could it be something else? I live in New Hampshire where compared to Massachusetts prices things are significantly cheaper. Please help I don't want to have to put $600+ into fixing my truck and finding out the problem was something else.

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Jimm

Jimm 1/5/2016

Need more information - is this an issue with the ABS (anti lock braking) system? If yes, is this why the front wheel bearing is recommend to be replaced?

What exactly is meant by the 'brakes slipping'? Not entirely sure of what this means.

As a side note - why are you at the dealership for any work on a 15 year old vehicle? Much less expense to locate a trusted, independent repair shop in your area - one which can provide a detailed and written estimate.

Try these on-line vendors for the replacement parts: www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.partstrain.com - to list a few.

For example, they (RockAuto) list the replacement front wheel bearing / hub assembly 2WD or 4WD) from around $47.00 each for your vehicle.
Be sure to always replace any of the suspension, steering, brake components in pairs or sets (both left and right sides) at the same time for safety / wear / age / mileage considerations.

Front wheel bearing / hub assembly (4 WD) = DURA INTERNATIONAL part #29515036 (with ABS sensor) - or it's equivalent
Front wheel bearing / hub assembly (2 WD) = DURA INTERNATIONAL part # 29515054 (with ABS sensor) - or it's equivalent

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