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Antilock brake system engages on low speed stops on dry pavement on my 2004 Silverado.

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  • Mbbcaron Nov 21, 2008

    2004 Safari - 3 out of 4 stops anti-lock brakes engage towards end of the stop for no reason.

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    2002 Silverado, dash lights flash and brakes pulsate at 7mph. Was supposedly addressed once for the recall. A friend has already spent $500+ (front brake sensors and anti-lock brake computer) attempting to fix this problem on his 2001 Silverado, since GM won't back the problem after their bogus repair (cleaning). Then ask why I'd want to buy another GM product and why they're going bankrupt!

  • ddeemer Jan 22, 2009

    I am having the very same problem with my 2002 silver ado. It just recently started doing this. Even on dry pavement the abs engages. l

  • Robert Hughes Jul 29, 2013

    My 2005 GMC Sierra abs activates at 10 mph, causing the brake pedal to momentarily depress, and it makes a strange noise. I have replaced both front wheel hub assemblies, complete with new abs speed sensors. I have replaced the speed sensor on the transmission tail shaft, and the problem still persists. Has anyone figured out what the problem is, and how to fix it?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    antilock system is not allowing car to start consistantly



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The most likely cause is rust buildup under wheel speed sensors causing them to dislodge(lift up) from front hubs and read incorrectly. If recall has been performed to fix this problem...You may have to replace the appropriate hub in order to stop the ABS activation at low speeds. Let me know if i can help more.

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I have a 2004 Chevy Silverado, I had the same problems with my anti-lock brakes. I replaced both of the hub bearing, I purchased Timken bearings and the came with the sensors already installed. They are 149.99 at Autozone.

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  • searay058da Oct 04, 2009

    Problem solved and I saved hundreds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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SOURCE: antilock brake system engages on low speed stops on dry pavement on my 2004 Silverado

You have a speed sensor with excessive air gap. More likely a front one. Is it 2 or 4 wheel drive?

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SOURCE: 2004 silverado. Antilock brakeing engages at slow

put on computer to find out what is the problem could be wheel speed sensor

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