Re: 97 sable severe braking-please help
Did you buy the MaxCare agreement?
Mine more than paid for itself after purchasing our Sable with 64k in 2004 at CarMax. The agreement was about $1400, and they spent about 2 grand making repairs 7k miles later.
I'll go ahead and give you a rundown of things you might expect that failed on my car around that time.
64,546k - Car sold to CarMax by Previous Owner
Oil Change, Adj. Brakes Turn Rotors, change transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and Air Filter.
71,730k - Warranty Repair(s)
Concern: Power Seering Making noise, and is full.
Cause: P/S pump not pumping and full of fluid. Rack and Pinion leaking bad from end seals, both boots full of fluid.
Concern: Care Care Check
Cause: Lower Ball Joints and Stabilizer Links worn and boots deteiorated.
Correction - Replace
Concern: Rear Window does not work.
Cause: Failed LR window Motor
Concern: Check for brake fluid leak.
Cause: Failed Master Cylinder leaking from left and right wheel cylinder. Right wheel cyl. stuck.
Correction: Replace wheel cylinders, Master cylinder and bleed entire brake system.
My Cost: $50.00
That's what I call a warrantee!
I really like the CarMax Service department, I've been using them on the Mercedes I just got from there, and their prices are excellent, currently I'm using a ford dealer for my Sable, but I think I'm gonna go back to CarMax just becuase everyone there is so honest and helpful. Plus, the prices are really decent!
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