I have a 1996 chevy cavalier, at times the brakes work fine and at other times they tend to skip like antilock brakes do. Only they do this when I,m not going very fast and not pressing hard on the peddle. Is there somethihg in the system that may need to be replaced? Thank you for your help Odell
More than likely you have a wheel speed sensor that is going bad and is not recording the correct mph while going slow. I have seen quite a few of these that do not register until 15-20 mph and since the computer is seeing the one wheel at 0 while the others have a higher reading the computer activates the antilock brakes because it thinks that you stepped on the brake and that wheel locked up.
Reply to autodoc_2000's Post: This happens at different speeds not only when going slow.Also how do I pinpoint which one If this is in fact the problem?
The only way to do it is to have a scan tool that can access the ABS module and monitor the speed sensors themselves while traveling down the road. You could replace them one at a time, but that would get very costly and it would probably be cheaper to take it to a garage that has a scan tool and have them diagnose it for you. Without the scan tool you cannot even access codes to see if there are any present.
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