Question about 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
When I hit my brake there is a short series of about five ticking/clicking noises that sounds like it is coming from my dash, in the area of my steering wheel. The noise sounds the same as when I hit a slick spot and apply my brakes - the ABS I guess? My entire front brake system is less than six months old and my brakes are working fine.
A good friend that knows pretty much everything about cars is stumped. He drove it and checked a few things out and cannot determine the exact problem, but does think there is a bad sensor that may be triggering off my ABS system.
Sounds like what is happening is one of your wheel speed sensors is dropping out when you slow down and this is triggering abs unit. it would not cut abs light on because system thinks one wheel is locking up just like when you are on ice. need to read data while driving and see what is going on when it activates.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
I miss the days when cars let YOU make the decision. Now there is an "Electronic Committee (your car's computer)" that decides what is best for you. I just had my 98 Cavalier Electronic Committee replaced for over $1k and the car runs worse than when it was in the 100 mile "limp mode". Don't get me wrong -- the car has been very good to me (122k miles), but when it starts going bad there is a Sensor for everything. I need an Org Chart for my car's Electronic Committee!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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