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ABS light and 4x4 wheel switch

Hi everyone, i have a huge problem with the ABS breaks, they don't work and the ABS warning light is always on now. we have been to a ''specialist'' he told us it can be the abs sensor, but couldn't show us there it is. the other ''specialist'' told us problem can be in that case which is near transfering case. we also have a problem with 4x4 wheel drive, can it be related to ABS problem? anyone had the same problem?

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SOURCE: 1999 Chevy 4x4 engaging

Check the solenoid at the front axel. This is a rather common prob. First check that power is at the axel, got power, clean and put it back. Please do not even look at the tranfer case! At worst you may need to replace the axel solenoid! Frankster016

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Abs/Brake Light ON, although new brakes, ABS still works

I would suspect a speed sensor.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 4 lo working, 4 hi stopped working , A4WD never worked

Hi my name is Juan and I do own a trailblazer with the same year 2002 and I read the problem you have let me try to help you Have you try to shift to 4hi with your transmission in neutral ? the transmission needs to be in neutral in order to shift the transfer case to 4hi and the vehicle needs to be completely stooped also is your service 4wd light on?? if the light is on your transfer case needs service and it can be as simple as the switch inside your car or a solenoid that has not been detected by the computer

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: my abs light is always on and now my brake warning light is on but brakes seem to be working fine

The ABS light is a warning that you have an issue with the ABS system. The red brake warning lamp is serious. It is telling you that there is an issue with the base brakes. Your car will be ok with an ABS light, but the red warning lamp could be really dangerous. You should have them checked ASAP. It could be from many causes. A park brake switch, low fluid, the causes are too numerous to list. Please for your safty have it checked. Good Luck

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 chevy Blazer ZR2 4x4 not engaging

Fab only gave part of an answer. Check the vacuum lines on the driverside firewall. Also check your heater/AC unit make sure the air deflector will change from defrost to vent. If it stays on defrost no matter where you put the knob then you have a disconnected or leaking vacuum line to the dash. If that works and you don't see any open hoses then remove the battery and battery tray. You'll find the actuator there. Remove the vaccum line that goes to it, connect the battery or jumper cables so that you can start the engine. Put it in 4HI and feel for a vacuum at the line. If you do then put it on the actuator and see if it pulls on the cable. If there is no vacuum at that line then the switch at the transfer is bad and isn't sending vacuum to the actuator. If you do have vacuum and the cable didn't pull then change the actuator.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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