Okay, just got off the phone with the dealer.... Here's what they said:
Both Front Wheel Bearings need replacement. They want to replace the hubs as well. Cost = $914.00
Oil Change = $23.99
And apparently, the rear brake cylinders are leaking. They want to replace them and both rear brake shoes for $402.
Total = $1,341. Not sure if that's before tax.
We had them inspect the brake system because the parking brake light keeps coming on randomly while driving. Can this symptom be related to leaking brake cylinders?
How much of a PITA is replacing brake cylinders (assuming that is the problem)? Is this something I should leave to the experts? I've done a change to pads before, and that went no problem.
Anyway, I think I have to pull the car from the dealer and do what I can myself (we're strapped for cash at the moment). I am mechanically inclined (got a 3rd gen firebird
, so I can probably swing all this work this weekend. I don't have a press, but if I can save myself ~$1000, then I can manage getting to a machine shop and back....
What do you guys think? Thanks in advance.