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ABS Brakes

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by RichG53, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Is there any way to tell if my ABS brakes are working right ???? I had to stop all of a sudden on wet pavement and felt the brakes lock a little and tires slide a little so I don't know if they are working ....... THANKS ! ! ! !
  2. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Is your ABS light on? Is your ABS fuse blown/not in place?
  3. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    No light i believe fuse is ok ....I was just wondering maybe every thing bipassed the computer... Not letting me know if it is working or on .....
  4. Q101ATFD

    Q101ATFD Senior Member
    Messages: 277

    If they just slid a little, they're working. If they weren't working, you would have made a post titled "Wrecked my truck the other day."

    The ABS system compares the speed of each wheel, and only knows to engage when one wheel is going slower than another - when it starts to skid.
  5. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Well there was no one in front of me .....I just don't hear the sound the ABS makes when being activated so that is why I was wondering if they are working. ??????
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Better to have no ABS anyway for plowing.
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Head down a gravel road at 30-40 MPH and stand on the brake pedal. If the pedal feels like the foot rest on a Harley at idle then the ABS is working just fine. :D
  8. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    First I don't own a Harley:laughing: But I will give it a try .... I will let you know what happens ...
    Thanks ! !