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ABS 2000 silverado 1500

So im surprised no one else has mentioned this problem. when applying the brakes at low speeds on dry pavment. the abs makes a strange sound and the pedal goes hard....after reading a few fourms i have found this is quite commen on this year and model. i have also figured out that the easiest(and cheapest) soulution is to disconnect the ABS sensors. now my question is, is it really that simple just disconnect the sensors? or is there more to it then that? any input or advice would be appreciated. thanks

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  • x_gamefreak Dec 29, 2008

    so i pulled the fuse....and i totaly fixed the problem. no ABS.....but i hated that **** ne ways. truck stops on a all you city slicks "ABS saves lives" pump your brakes buddy....dose the same thing probably better...more controle. you just gotta know how to drive

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    i have the same prob can a worn cv joint cause the speed sensor to malfunction

  • numpipeliner May 11, 2010

    i agree with emission if every body knew the brake pump procedure (women&younger ppl) the wouldnt have made abs plus get in awreck with it unhooked no insurance company in the country is gonna pay for anything and if u kill sumbody because of your stupid negligencethats called manslaughter u will be sumbodys boyfreind

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    It is not that simple unless u know exactly what u are doing, have u thought that the ABS could save your life? how much is that worth my friend? fix it, ABS and Airbags save lives everyday of the week, make no mistake about that.

  • kevin carpenter May 11, 2010

    do you have four wheel abs our two wheel abs



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you have an abs sensor dropping out at low speeds which makes system see a wheel locking up,also if you have installed bigger tires you need to have abs reprogrammed as this amplifies the situation.

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Its possible that right wheel speed sensor is dropping out early making the truck think that wheel is locking up. That will activate the ABS and let the brake go on the right wheel which will make the vehicle pull slightly left. The only way to know for sure is to watch the wheel speeds on a scanner and see which one is drpping out first and replacing that speed sensor/bearing assembly.

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SOURCE: ABS brakes grunt, groan noise with brake pedal travel.

Joe it is common for the brakes to moan when they wear down and sometimes they will squeak, try replacing the front pads and lubing the shafts on the calipers install anti squeal on the back of the pads, the ABS device would not cause noise as they are just a ring with a magnet and the reluctor ring spins and the magnet detects the spinning of the reluctor ring, they don't even touch and are stationary in place where they are mounted. There is a possibility that the brake fluid is dirty and could cause the abs motor to groan but you would just have to flush the system, When you don't put your foot in it on the brakes it will make some noise even new, I have a 2008 ford ranger that makes the same noise and the brakes are fine. You will have to adjust your braking habits to stop the noise. You can change the pads and that will help but not for long, be sure when you are operating your brakes press firmly on the pedal until you stop. If the brakes make noise after you let up on the pedal then the caliper parts need to be cleaned and lubed, however it is not a safety issue.

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SOURCE: Hard brake pedal while applying brakes

with the sound of air when applying the brakes, sounds like a bad power brake booster, located behind the master cylinder,large round peice

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If you can test the car without the ABS module to ensure that the ABS is not the cause of the problem, If you have a spare module you can have it replaced for a while to test if the module is faulty,

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