Problem with my 1998 Chevy Malibu ABS light on I want to purchase this car. Question = I would like to purchase '98 Chevy Malibu, why is the ABS light on. Is it ok to drive with light on, or would I have further problems down the road?
JK: Hello and welcome. The ABS light on will not cause any further damage. It is on because the ABS computer (EBCM) sees a problem in the system. Most likely cause is one of the speed sensors or a harness to a sensor. The system would need to be scanned for codes. You will still have regular brakes,
1999 Chevy Lumina. Question = When stepping on the brake pedal, getting a clicking sound like a relay is opening and closing. Brakes work fine. Remove fuse for ABS and clicking stops. Replace fuse and it starts again. Is very annoying. Car belonged to my deceased Dad and wish to sell but can't due to noise.
Answer: There is really nothing under the dash electrically for the ABS system. Noises are the hardest to diagnosis without actually hearing it. What you may be hearing is a loose gear in the bottom side of the ABS motor pack. This pack is bolted to the master cylinder under the hood, and the sound may seem like it is under the dash.1 of the 3 gears on the bottom of the motor pack may have come loose because of a loose nut.
These gears spin and may be the noise you are hearing. The cover would need to come off to check for that.
Sometimes a tech can remove the cover with everything still bolted together, but it is very tricky, since the TORX bolts go up from the bottom. May be necessary to remove the ABS assembly to get to it.
Suggest having someone listen to the noise to see if it is in this area when the noise is happening. Front wheels off the ground with jack stands to simulate car moving.
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