CHEVY ABS PROBLEM ON AWD

2003 Chevrolet Astro

Tiny

RKR

June, 10, 2008 AT 11:37 AM

Brakes problem
2003 Chevy Astro V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic 69000 miles

I have a 2003 Chevy Astro AWD van with 69000 miles. The ABS light started coming on at odd times and then going off. Also at times, the ABS would kick in when braking at a normal stop. It makes a " BZZZZ" sound and is sometimes hard to stop. The light coming on and the braking problem are not at the same time usually.

I took it to a trusted mechanic and they said the light code was giving several different errors, so they tried cleaning the contacts to see if that would fix it. They said if the wheel bearing needs replaced that the part alone would be over $400.

It was all right for one day and then started with the same problems, though less frequently. Someone else told me the sensor for the ABS is in the wheel bearing and that is why it is so expensive.

Is this true about the sensor location and price? Is this something we could fix ourselves? My husband is quite experienced at older model repairs.

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3 Answers

Tiny

merlin2021

June, 10, 2008 AT 1:07 PM

Not anymore, they used to be built in but arent any more, follow these steps to replace em...


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_ABSa_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_ABSb_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_ABSc_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_ABSd_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Graphic_2.jpg

Tiny

weez58

June, 23, 2008 AT 11:06 AM

I'm having the same issue with my '03 AWD. Did changing the wheel sensor fix the problem? Did the codes indicate which sensor(right or left) was causing the problem?

Tiny

merlin2021

June, 23, 2008 AT 2:58 PM

If you get the " C" codes read by a capablescanner it will pinpoint the problem sensor, or part.

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