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 , 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.