Originally Posted by ctwhisman
How long did this take you to do? Also by scan tool I'm guessing you mean the DRB III. Did you have to get a dealer to do this for you? If so how much did they charge? Thanks.
The total job is probably about 15 + hours, you have undo both front suspensions to replace the half shafts, pull the seats and carpets to add the wiring to the rear, pull the front bumper cover, washer bottle to remove the exisitng junction block and add the ABS; remove the power distribution block to be able ot open the bottom to add the 4 power wires required - not easy, as there is no room to work and there is a plastic wire retainer that has to be removed before the spade connectors can be inserted, then it has to be put back - all very difficult to say the least.
Then there is the wheels sensors, the rears are easy; the right front need the wiring run along the firewall.
The Master cylinder is relatively easy, as are the brake lines, though they are a pain to feed down between the engine and the frame - very little room to get the preformed lines in AFTER the engine is in place.
Then to do it properly, the fender splash shield has to be removed to add the 5 wires that go to the cabin. The harness runs under the fender to the door pillar, then goes through the grommet to the junction block under the dash (4 wires) and to the BCM for the PCI bus wire.
Then after reassembly, the brakes need bleeding to be able to drive the car to the dealer for the -you are correct, the DRBIII scan. That cycles the ABS valves to clear it of any trapped air.
Most dealers will charge the going door rate for customer pay services, probably about 80$ per hour.
I'm lucky, my dealer is a good guy and has not charged me for the service - yet. It does pay to be nice to them.