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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2000, 10:35 PM
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ABS recall...S trucks>>fullsize too?

I know of a recall for the small trucks re: ABS locking brakes. My K1500 96 pickup has a strange brake problem(?). Both series of trucks use a 3 channel ABS system and I wondered if mine has a similar problem. Slowing down from 30 mph on smooth clean and dry pavement to a stop sign if rear wheel passes over sewer cover or patch on road ABS kicks in and takes long to release. Pedal buzzes but does not rattle up and down. Seems like ABS will not let tires grab road and reduces brake to 1/2. Then ABS shuts off after 20 or so feet and full braking resumes. Dealer checked brake mechanicals but could not "duplicate problem". Do the small GM trucks have similar condition?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-23-2000, 05:18 PM
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Re: ABS recall...S trucks>>fullsize too?

I got a letter from Chevy about three months ago talking about what I think are similar problems in my 96' S-10. The letter said if I hit the brakes on something like snow (making the anti-lock kick in) and then continue braking onto something like dry pavement, the anti-lock will still continue working like I'm on snow. The letter said it's something to do with the computer chip controlling the brakes and that my local Chevy shop will put in a new chip for free. Maybe talk to your local dealer and see if your truck qualifies for the same recall.

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Re: ABS recall...S trucks>>fullsize too?

What years are the recall for? I have a 99 S-10 and the ABS truly SUCKS.

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Re: ABS recall...S trucks>>fullsize too?

That's weird. My '98 works just fine with ABS and four-wheel disc brakes.
I've tried to find the articles for it, but couldnt' find anything and got impatient.

Try here for some information -- [urlwww.nhtsa.dot.gov[/url]

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