Car makes a grinding sound when braking - put on new front rotors and breaks at Pep Boys last week. This did not solve the problem. They thought it may be a tie rod - took car to Saturn service center - they said both front axels are cracked causing an issue when the ABS activates.
Estimated cost to replace both front axels? Is the $750 estimate reasonable? on 2002 Saturn SL1
by jpfatch in Boston, MA on July 22, 2011
ANSWER by scarruther1 on August 02, 2011
it's reasonable if it fixes the problem. If you have false ABS activation at slow speeds than you probably have a problem with the ABS tone ring which could be your axles and or wheel bearings. Does the grinding noise change when turning? If so, it sounds like you have a problem with your wheel bearings and not the axles.