ABS light comes on and driver side rear tire does not spin
When I am driving on the snow my ABS light will come on and it will not go off. After it comes on the rear driver side tire does not spin. If I stop the car and turn it off the ABS light will be gone out and my wheel spins again.
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Re: ABS light comes on and driver side rear tire does not...
Hello my name is Joe Iam a master ASE & GM tech There is a bulletin about this but you will have to contact a GM dealer to get it there is a problem in the motor pack with gear and shaft binding which will lock up rear wheels hope this helps
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It is the anti lock brake system. First, look at the ABS. It will come on for a bad wheel sensor or broken wire. This will also throw the trac light on. ABS is on because the computer senses the one tire is trying to stop or lock up. this releases the brake pressure. On the traction light(which should also throw the ABS light), one tire is spinning faster that another. This can happen on gravel, sand or snow/ice. When you turn the key on, do you have an ABS light on, then goes off? Same with a trac light. If you do, then you have a bad wheel sensor. Scan it and replace it.
No, even a 4x4 will have only 1 wheel that will spin on each axle in this instance. It's called a floating differential. For stock vehicles with non locking differentials like you have, both cannot spin or have full power at the same time. Hard to explain on this, but picture your car making a hard right turn. Both front wheels would be spinning at different speeds because of the turn. The passenger side tire is spinning much slower than the drivers side tire, therefore if both were spinning at the same time, your tires would chirp and skip on the pavement which would eventually ruin your differential. In offroad applications, we WANT the differentials locked and turning at the same time with true 4x4. But in normal everyday vehicles, even standard stock 4x4's, only 1 tire will do the spinning per axle unless it has possitraction or full locked axle. Clear as snow?
I would say it is more likely that your wheel bearing hub locked up and caused the light to come on. You could have a severe brake fault too. Either one you should have had some noises or other indicators of the problem. Good luck, don't drive the vehicle until you get to a garage.
Track/traction light comes on when the ABS gets activated, the reasons could be low air pressure in tires, diffrent size of tires or VSS vehicle speed sensor wire loose or broken. If the rotation of tires are not the same the ECM thinks the vehicle is going into slip and activates the ABS so the driver can stear easier. ABS could also kick in if its raining or snowing.
you shouldnt use 4x4 on dry road its made for pulling or snow mud etc type situations if you feel its ok then check tire size are they all the same size tires and the pressure all the same if you dont have a check eng light on then there is nothing wrong with the 4x4 but dont forget all wheel drive works with abs tcm if one wheel spins faster or slower then the rest it puts on the abs to slow it down or the trans shifts up to speed it up so there are a few things to check