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1996 Saturn ABS light on, battery light blinks, whining sound in front right, went dead in the road but cranked fine the next day

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  • Lyle D. Rowh May 11, 2010

    Sounds like a timing chain whinning. It cranked good the next day, but did it start.

  • jeff phend May 11, 2010

    have you performed a charging system test? i only ask because a wheel bearing will not cause a car to stall.

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Well, it sounds like you have 2 separate problems. The whine in the right front could be the serpentine belt is bad and / or the belt is bad and the alternator bearings have "gone South". I think these problems may be the cause of the battery light. The ABS light being on all the time is a signal of a serious problem with the ABS module. You can check the following first to see if they resolve the problem, and if not you need to take the car to a shop where they and diagnose / repair the unit. But first check these; 1) that the brake fluid level is not low in the reservoir, 2) that you don't have a blown fuse, and last 3) that the electrical connectors are all seated properly. Another possible cause of the ABS system is the wheels sensors, they could be filled with dirt/grease/junk, and/or out of adjustment or bad. If your not sure or do not have any experience with braking systems, TAKE IT TO THE SHOP...don't forget "YOUR LIFE IS ON THE LINE". Hope these ideas help.

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Sounds like u need new front right wheel bearing assembly

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