Question about 1997 GMC Jimmy
When The Abs light comes on The speedometer dosen't work and I lose power. It's like I'm stuck in neutral. Then it suddenly kicks in And the Jimmy starts taking off. This happens after I've been driving for half an hour. I took it in for repairs,and the mechanic did the computer test and said everything was ok, but the light still came on and went in neutral. It's been in the shop for almost 3 weeks. Said I might have to buy chip that cost $1800. Does this sound right? I know nothing about cars. Also is the Airbag light suppose to be on?
The Airbag and ABS are separate systems and un-related, the speedo is related to the ABS light, I think if you run a self test on the system computer there will be a trouble code for the transmission speed sensor, the output of this sensor is used by the ABS and the speedometer. The airbag is most likely a defective rotating contact under the steering wheel, we techs call it a clock-spring contact because of it's shape, it allows the connection from the steering column to the airbag. CAUTION! If you want to change out this contact the steering wheel needs to be pulled, follow factory recommendations on dis-arming the airbag, it can be very dangerous if you don't.
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