Dr. Gizmo Solves Your Car Troubles - Part II Page 3

November 30, 2009

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche

 New Or Rebuilt, Compare Warranty 

Question 6
The pump for the antilock brakes in my Chevrolet Avalanche runs continuously.  I took the truck to my trustworthy local independent shop where a technician says the ABS module needs replacement.  This is expensive. Is there anything I can do to reduce the cost of this repair? H., email.

Answer 6
To reduce costs some repair shops send antilock brake system modules to a company to have the module rebuilt with great success.  In addition, some repair shops have had bad luck with rebuilt modules so they prefer to install new factory original equipment parts.  Ask your shop technician if uses remanufactured parts or new OEM parts.  If he is willing to use a reconditioned part, you will save a few bucks. Be sure to compare the warranty between a new original equipment part and the remanufactured unit before you decide on which part to install.
Thanks for all of your great questions.  Dr. Gizmo cant wait to answer more.


Phil Arendt is a columnist, consultant and A.S.E.-Certified Master Technician.  Readers may send questions to Dr. Gizmo at P.O. Box 548, Cary, IL. 60013 or e-mail address drgizmo@drgizmo.ws.

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