2005 GCL AWD front wheel speed sensor/bearings
The left front wheel speed sensor on my 2005 is throwing a U1417 code intermittently. Lights up the service 4WD and Service ABS system dashboard icons. These typically clear after a few start cycles. I have noticed that it seems to reoccur now more often after it rains. Could be coincidence, maybe not.
In the process of looking for speed sensors I was wondering if it makes more sense to go all out and replace the entire hub assembly units. I noticed the Timkens are around $140 per side (on the auction site) and include the hub, bearing, and new speed sensor and cable. I have 133,000 miles on the original front end bearings. Looking for some comments on whether it makes sense to go with the Timken units or just replace the speed sensor. What's the typical lifecycle of front wheel bearings on the WK?
Comments appreciated, thanks
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