1997 Chevy Malibu 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic
One morning my check engine light, ABS light, and Brake light came on and stayed on. After taking it to a Monroe Muffler and brake service they informed me that their computer could not read the ABS, so they recommended I take it to an Advanced Auto store to see if their computer would read it; they also recommended I take it to a dealer. The auto store's scanner couldn't read the ABS either, so they recommended that I take it out on a back road and check to see if the ABS still worked.
I went on a back road and slammed on the brakes going about 25-30mph and the ABS didn't appear to work. No vibration or jerking. Both Monroe and Advanced said it could be low brake fluid or a broken sensor, but this was before I found out the ABS didn't even work. All in all I'm not wanting to take it to a dealer just yet, since the car isn't worth extensive repairs if needed.
What should be my next move in attempting to diagnose the problem? Is the car safe to drive short distances below 45mph?
have the same problem?
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 AT 9:29 PM