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HeidiG 1/5/2016

2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 8 Cyl 5.30L


Why do my breaks skip when I come to a stop in dry weather?

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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Teddy B

Teddy B 1/5/2016

Your correct --wheel hub bearings are about $120.00 per side
& you do both when one fails

Why are you or anyone else at a dealer unless you won the lottery
or like getting screwed for no reason

Dealers are only for New Car Warranty---nothing else

The wheel hubs & the brake issue is two different things

The guy you talked to wasn't likely a knowledgeable person,never
has work on a vehicle & never will.

Dealers screw everyone,gender plays no role,they have classes to take
advantage of you,at least to get a job in sales, they send folks for that

With labor you will spend $600 to do both sides

Watch You Tube Video -there are a hundred sites on wheel hub R&R

You many only need brake service, if your not doing that once a year

I said service-not throwing parts at it

The vehicle has to be test driven.lift checked & you need to return to the
shop & go into the service bay & see first hand anything that is found

You authorize nothing over the phone

We can not guess at vehicle problems & until one is found there is no
fix or no price


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


HeidiG 1/5/2016

Hello jimm. The reason I was at the dealership was to see about getting a new key fob paired to my truck & thought I'd ask the guy-who was in a mechanics uniform working in his truck, thought I'd ask about my now getting worse problem with my breaks. When I slow down to an almost stop the breaks are slipping/ not fully engaging, I have to press harder to stop the truck. It used to "slip" about 2-3 pulses worth but now slips at times more distance. As if the ALB is trying to kick in.

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