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Anti-lock brakes activate on dry pavement

Recently my 2001 Tahoe's anti-lock brake system activates when coming to a stop on dry pavement. The typical anti-lock sound is heard and the brake pedal pulsates. There are times when it feels like the vehicle is not going to stop and the stopping distance is definetly increased. Thanks for any advice you may provide. Brian

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  • Trouper May 24, 2009

    The ABS light does not come on when it does it. If I take out the ABS fuse the truck works normally and there is typical braking but the ABS light is on because of the fuse being removed. We live in Ontario and there was a recall in winter climates regarding the ABS sensors in the front wheels and GM replaces some components. I wonder if this is the same problem again with corroded wheel sensors due to salt etc. in winter driving conditions?

  • Trouper May 24, 2009

    Thanks, I'll try that. I did call GM and they said they did it once and that was all that they would do.

  • Trouper May 24, 2009

    Will do. I won't mention the fact that I have an Audi on order.



    Thanks for the sound advice.



    Brian

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    anti lock pulse starts at a near stop all the time

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First, is the ABS light on? Does it come on when it's doing it? Make sure the brake fluid is full, and the brakes are still servicable, ie, pads still have meat on them. If so, the abs control module or a speed sensor might be on the way out. This is a safety issue, and I would recommend getting the truck to a good mechanic to have it checked out.

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    John DeCosta May 24, 2009

    I wouldnt be at all surprised if those sensors are corroded again. That would explain why the abs light isnt coming on. The computer is probably not getting a good return from the front sensors and kicks in the rear abs. Take it back to the dealer and say you want them replaced again under the recall.

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    John DeCosta May 24, 2009

    Call the GM regional office and tell them your dealer refused to fix the problem. GM is having too many problems to have unsatisfied customers. I worked at a GM dealer for many years, and you'd be surprised how many people did that and just like magic, their cars were fixed.

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    John DeCosta May 24, 2009

    Lol, yes you might want to leave that out! Good luck! John

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