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2001 cavalier, abs, trac, service lights on.

All wheel bearings are good. I removed both front abs sensors, cleaned them and checked resistance = 1600 for both. I see no bad wires. The rear sensors measure = 1300 and 1000. Again the wires all look good. All the brakes are new and function properly. The fuses are all good and the brake fluid level is good. I have not checked fusable links. All lights are still on. I tried removing the +battery terminal for 15min then reconnected. All lights came on after 5 min running in Idle. I don;t know what else to do can you advise? My email is

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  • Rhedrick Dec 17, 2008

    I thought you people are experts providing your expertise to those of us who could use your help and advise. I guess your like all the rest $$$$$ hungry, I guess I have to go premium to get a reply? Robert

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    I have the same problem, my ABS, TC and service lights are all on. I took it in to be checked and they found that in the rear, there was no connection on the drivers side wheel, they don't know if it's a wire connection, the censors shot, OR if it's the ABS mod.
    The weather was crappy, and whatnot, but I drove her as I normally do, and the lights NOW wont come on till alittle after I drive her. Before they came on a few minutes after starting her without moving.

  • XCal1bur Jan 26, 2009

    The above was intended to be an addition to the thread, not a solution. Can I edit this post somehow?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Whoa, easy big fella !! Check how many request we have at any given time & see if you can get to all of them. If your looking for help, free or not, the attitude certainly won't get you to the front of the line either. Now, when did all this start, and what weather conditions are you in for starters?



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I have the same ABS problem... I just had new brakes and front wheel bearings done. A couple weeks later the Service light, ABS, light and Trck off light came on. While driving on the highway it sounded like the breaks were scraping or something to that effect. In any event, there was a rather loud intermittant vibration. Is this a serious mechanical problem caused by the ABS failure?? Appreciate any help!

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Hi there. I am having the same issue. I've read elsewhere that it may be a short in the ABS sensor module or something like that. There was no causal incident which led to this issue. All three lights just came on at once while we were leaving our driveway.
Recently, we had the car inspected for a noise in the front end which we suspected could be a ball joint or CV-joint issue. It turned out that both of our front strut mounts need to be replaced.

That is all I know. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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