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Why my 2005 chevy equinox abs makes noise when stopping speed is down to 10 mph

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  • twilson1530 Jan 13, 2009

    My car makes a horrible noise when I apply the brakes and gets worse as I slow down. You can only hear the noise from inside the car. I recently had the brake pads replaced and the rotors turned. Any insight as to what this problem is?

  • car_camp1 Jan 26, 2009

    My equinox is doing the same thing only I haven't had any work done yet. I was going to try to get it done this week. Now I wonder if I should have it checked out again because if yours is doing the samething and you haved the work done on it you say you have and it's still making the noise it must be something else. I've had trouble with this car since I've had it and I don't need to be spending any more money on it than I truly have to. If anyone has a clue as to what the problem may be let us know ...please.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I have the same problem. It sounds like a squeeking noise that happens when the brakes are applied. Its worse in dry weather, on corners and going up hills. I've been to the dealership(couldn't find the cause) and ended up at Midas where they told me that the brakes are too light for this heavy vehicle and lots of freeway and hill driving causes hot spots on the rotors and the sound you hear is the calipers adjusting to the rotor's hot spot. They ground down the right front rotor and the sound was gone for a week but they came back. I was told there was not much I could do - needless to say I won't be buying domestic for my next car.

  • laclaverie Feb 20, 2009

    not sure if my issue is the same but wanted to share that perhaps it may be the ABS sensor(s) ... for me, my ABS kicks on after I apply the brakes and the car slows to below 10 mph ...the brakes vibrate and make a loud noise. I believe it's a faulty sensor. Have been looking online for ABS recalls (someone said there was an equinox recall on ABS sensors) but no luck yet.

    Skan. NY

  • crus8r Mar 13, 2009

    I just took my equinox in to the dealer today for the same problem. Just before I come to a full complete stop the abs engages. This problem just started the other day and today while I was out running errands it happened ever single time I stopped. I'm frustrated because my warranty ran out 6 mos ago. I'll post results soon!

  • look4fix Mar 18, 2009

    My ABS and TC light comes off and on and when I brake and make turns I hear a grinding noise. When driving slow engine shifts back as if loosing power and once I hit 45 to 50 miles I feel a pull. I replaced the breaks, resurface rotors, hub assembly, service and flush transmission, tune up, engine oil, filter and problem still exsist.

  • 2pink4me Mar 20, 2009

    I have a 2005 Equinox. For the past six months my car has been in 5 different shops due to the same problem and noone can tell me what it is because it doesn't register a code. You can drive at any particular speed and all of a sudden you **** forward and the car stalls somewhat, but as long as you keep the gas pedal all the way to the floor you can maintain speed but the first time you ease up on the petal or apply the brakes the car dies and you have no control of brakes or steering.



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Here is the problem: It is the speed sensor for your wheel. Apparently mine was all jacked up and possibly could have happened during driving. The wires on mine apparently are all screwed up from whatever trauma it suffered. I'm on my way to go it now...........$240 OUCH!

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Abs light and tc on my 2005 chevy equinox


The ABS & TC circuits are related.

It's possible one of your wheel speed sensors may be either contaminated (i.e. dirt or metal filings) or faulty, or a problem with your ABS pump.

Your vehicle's OBD computer will have store the appropriate fault codes, so have your codes read by Autozone or your local Chev/GM dealership. It should only take around 15 minutes to extract the codes and will immediately identify the suspected circuit.

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My 2 have always made that noise, I'm guessing it has something to do with the ABS charging in preparation for potential use. after a combined total of 240k miles, there has been no noted detrimental effect to this "charging" sound.
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I have a 2005 chevy equinox i replace the front rotors and brakes now when you come to a stop the car sounds like the abs system is kicking in

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