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Checking. 1998 Volvo ABS light had been on and off. Dealer

Hi, Checking. 1998 Volvo ABS...
Hi, Checking. 1998 Volvo ABS light had been on and off. Dealer estimated cost about $1,000. Saw local mechanic trusted by friend. Said they did diagnostics and could be speed senor and confirmation of speed sensor in hub. If just sensor $500, if confirmation another $300. A bit less than dealer. Does this seem correct ?
JA: Is it just the ABS light? Or is the brake system warning light on, too?
Customer: Just the ABS light Check engine has been on for years, but drive less then required so car passes inspection in PA. (exempt)
JA: What is the model of your '98 Volvo?
Customer: S70
JA: Are you fixing your S70 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Don't fix myself. Use dealer for 20 years.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's about it.
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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
Thanks. I'm on line.

The sad part here is that they both came up with different reasons for the problem. Only one is correct, so your dedication to the dealer may not really count due to the fact that they change employees often. What matters here is who is right? YES, it could be a speed sensor or a variety of other things too. I would make sure that they guarantee whatever it is they do to your car, that it will be fixed and guaranteed.

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you have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell,
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Customer reply replied 28 days ago
Thanks. You make a good point. I think the better course is to shop for a new (used car) at this point. Have a good day.

Thanks, ***** *****

Ron

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