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ABS Light and E-Brake Light

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by chcav1218, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    My ABS light and my E-brake like have come on at the same time three times now over the past two weeks. If I restart the engine they turn off. I already think one of my bearings is going bad, is it safe to assume this is an indication of that or is something else wrong?
     
  2. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I am no expert, but you probably have an issue with your ABS system. You would need a tester to know exactly what.
     
  3. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    lots of common problems but without a code its just guess work.Get it scanned and let us know.
     
  4. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    MIne have been on for about a year now- ABS is disabled, though it works just fine if I slam on the brakes :confused: Got it scanned dealer can't figure it out since the truck "says" it's ABS will not function, even though it does.

    Dealer wanted $1K+ to "maybe" fix the lights being on..... no thanks.

    Must be a common issue because another buddy of mine with an '04 2500HD has the same lights on and the same "symptoms."
     
  5. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    More then likelly on urs its the ebcm.
     
  6. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    I figured as much, I plan to leave it as is for now, no issues thus far- not looking to spend $1K+ on something that I have never actually needed.
     
  7. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    There is a place not far from me that will rebuild them.
     
  8. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    I have the abs light come on on my 1500 usually not till it warms up it seems but the abs still works I think
     
  9. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    If the fuse is blown or removed it will come on too. Many of these trucks have ABS sensor problems which cause the ABS to activate at slow speeds, if your like me I just remove my fuse, live with the light and go on my merry way until I replace or clean the sensor or hub.
     
  10. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    No way to scan it cus it resets everytime i turn it off. And my ABS kicks in all the time its crazy
     
  11. bgingras

    bgingras Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    did you verify that your hubs are good. You're first post indicated you though a hub was going? A bad hub can also cause ABS issues.
     
  12. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    yeh after looking around it seems like its my upper ball joint. The truck is actually in my friends shop right now gettin new ball joints, one ton torsion bars, and shocks
     
  13. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Ive never seen one that the light would come on and not set a code. Even if the light goes back out.