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Changed battery and now issues

Got the battery changed at Auto Zone and now when you brake, the heater fan slows down and you can feel a vibration in the floor. We had them swap it out with a different battery and the same thing. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  • Greg Kellerman
    Greg Kellerman Feb 13, 2014

    Thanks for the response, Andrew. I actually had the alternator tested today it was fine they said at Auto Zone. Any other ideas? I'd rather not drag it into the shop if its a simple fix. Thanks!

  • David Austad
    David Austad Apr 14, 2015

    You blew a fuse. You didn't hook it up right. Probably from jumping it. I had same thing. I took it in cause I can't physically see fuses way to tall. 40 is what they charged me.



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You should get the alternator output checked. It sounds as if the alternator is not putting out enough juice to supply the running lights, brake lights and fan together. Voltage across the battery terminals with the engine running should be around 14.5 volts.

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My feeling is that you did not use a high quality pad like the Bendix or wagner thermo quiets and the rotors likely need surfacing even if they are new they can be warped due to the way they are stored. Good Bendix pads for this vehicle retail for around 75.00 or more

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Where do you feel the vibration? if you feel it where you sit it is coming from back which is usually rear brakes. If you feel the vibration in your feet and hands it is coming from the front which could be your ABS or front brakes.

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Sounds like your getting abs activation when its not needed. Most likley one of the wheel speed sensors has failed. You do need to have a scan tool to read the live data from the abs module as the problem is occurring to pinpoint which sensor is faulty. The abs light will not come on because the abs module thinks its just working normally. I'm an ASE certified mechanic and have seen this problem many times on various vehicles. You might have to pay somebody to diagnose it, but replacing the sensor it a very easy task. I hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Vibration when braking that I feel through the brake pedal.

Is it possible that you are hearing the abs pump running in the engine compartment? It sounds like an ABS problem with one of your wheel speed sensors.

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