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Old 05-28-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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ABS Harness/Sensor

Have a 2010 Berky and ABS light was on steady at dash. Took it to local Freightliner shop and they said it needed a new ABS Sensor. While finishing that work today, the tech said that a bad ABS harness is what is causing the ABS sensor to malfunction. Quote is pretty high for the new harness work since Freightliner said will require 8 hours labor due to having to remove paneling. Quote was just over $1200 for ABS harness work alone (materials and labor). I have already paid the $300+ for Materials/labor on the ABS Sensor replacement. Anyone have any experience with this issue or had a similar problem or feelings on the cost I was quoted. Thanks!
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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Have a 2010 Berky and ABS light was on steady at dash. Took it to local Freightliner shop and they said it needed a new ABS Sensor. While finishing that work today, the tech said that a bad ABS harness is what is causing the ABS sensor to malfunction. Quote is pretty high for the new harness work since Freightliner said will require 8 hours labor due to having to remove paneling. Quote was just over $1200 for ABS harness work alone (materials and labor). I have already paid the $300+ for Materials/labor on the ABS Sensor replacement. Anyone have any experience with this issue or had a similar problem or feelings on the cost I was quoted. Thanks!
If possible, might be cheaper to buy a whole new harness and install it without having to take the walls apart (route it somewhere else) . Just a thought.

And if the original sensor was not at fault (mis-diagnosed), they should stand good for the $300 already spent (IMHO).

Boowho??
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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remove paneling? did they explain why this had to be done and how they were going to do it?

as i understand it, the abs sensors are inside the wheel hubs and they run back to the engine computer that's on the engine (at least thats how they are on all the cars that i've worked on)... all mechanical/motor vehicle part is under the coach and accessible underneath it... nothing inside the walls that i'm aware of...

if it's just getting to the top of the engine, they have pretty good access from the room in the back (depending on model) by removing part of the floor that is screwed in. this would expose the top part of the engine and part of the tranny...
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:02 PM   #4
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Called the 800 Freightliner phone line this afternoon and got good help. Unfortunately that particular ABS harness cannot be bypassed easily. He said the 8 hours for labor sounded reasonable. Will post again with final result. Thanks for your replys and suggestions.
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