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Asked by Sep 26, 2015 at 02:14 AM about the 2007 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The temp/rpm & speed gages stopped working, dropped to zero/, Emerg brake light/ABS light came on/A/C stopped cooling...while driving down frwy. Dealer says its ABS Brake actuator $2500.00 to repair....eek )<;

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The ABS pump is a few hundred dollars, to replace it with labor should be about $1,000.00, I think he is high on the price. What I dont understand the gauges stopped working and A/C has nothing to do with part he is replacing. Is he fixing these as well?

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Here's the thing about dealers or any other garage, NEVER TRUST THEM! Ask to see a print out of the error codes. If the pump is bad, there should be a code. I just did some research and found that a common problem which is causing your issues is a faulty ABS module that leaks brake fluid onto a circuit board and shorts it out. This is what's causing your multiple electrical failures. For a quick test, unplug your ABS module. With it unplugged, you should get your A/C back and possibly your gauges. If you get components back, odds are it's a bad ABS module. I also discovered that there are a couple of ECU cables that run under the ABS module. If those become overly dirty or damaged, that can also cause a communication problem between your ABS and computer. If you have someone that knows their way around a car, I would have them locate the ABS module and unplug it. If things start working again, there's your issue. If you want to save money, I would try a salvage yard ABS module or order one from Ebay. Post back with results. This is a popular problem which needs some definitive answers. Hope this helps!

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Get a second opinion- and a third- keep searching until you find a good shop with good mechanics who can do honest and fair work-

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Thanks!!!!! guys for your advice....I'm getting a second opinion on Monday and will keep you informed. Fingers crossed. (<;

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