2001 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 132000 miles
This is my daughter's car. The ABS light is coming on and staying on and it occasionally gives a groaning noise; there is also has a "scrubbing" noise when the brakes are applied. These two items started occuring intermittently at the first of this year and have progressively become more noticeable. I replaced the front brake pads on 09/02/08 along with having the rotors turned. On 02/06/09 the noise & ABS light started occuring so I took it to a shop to have the ABS code(s) checked; they said there were no codes but they believed the right front hub bearing was going bad and causing the noise and ABS light to trigger because of the tone ring so I had them replace it. This worked for a couple weeks and then the same thing started happening. I then replaced the right front hub bearing myself to ensure that wasn't the problem but it made no difference, the noise and ABS light problem continued. I've pulled the wheels repeatedly and checked all brake condition and operation, everything is good. I haven't been able to do anything with the ABS light but I believe I have narrowed the "scrubbing" noise down to the right front brake assembly. I'm pretty much at my wits end and not sure where to go with this or what to diagnose next; not comfortable taking it somewhere. I welcome all suggestions.
have the same problem?
Monday, June 15th, 2009 AT 7:08 PM