CHEVY ABS SENSOR

2005 Chevrolet Colorado

Tiny

georgiasweety14

June, 9, 2009 AT 9:58 AM

Brakes problem
2005 Chevy Colorado 6 cyl Automatic 60,000 miles

I own a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado. Within the last few months I have replaced the front wheel bearings in both front tires. The first wheel bearing my mechanic replaced came with a sensor. The second wheel bearing on the other tire did not come with a sensor so I used the old sensor from the replaced bearing & it doesn't work. My ABS sensor light on my dashboard now stays lit.
The first couple of times I pat the brakes they want to lock up. Thereafter they are fine. My mechanic says I need a new sensor.
I am not a mechanic by any such means & I want to be certain this is what the problem is so I don't waste my time & money. Could you offer any suggestions?

Thanks so much,
Mandy

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Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

June, 23, 2009 AT 3:14 PM

If the sensor had to be replaced with the bearing, why would they sell them seperately? Also, the abs is to help avoid the wheel from locking up so I doube it is making the wheel lock. Take the truck to a nationally recognized parts store and have them scan the computer for codes. THere should be a code stored in the computer identifying if that sensor is bad or there is a different problem. Most will scan it for free, so there is no money out of pocket.

Let me know what you find.

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