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My son just bought a Chevy 1500 4WD 2002 model. The previous

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My son just bought a Chevy 1500 4WD 2002 model. The previous owner did a bad job of wiring in lights, amp and other things. Today the ground cable from the battery cable going to frame ground got hot enough to burn the insulation off. Now has ABS light on, the brake pedal gos to the floor and the instrument panel is not working correctly. I understand a wiring issue for the panel and ABS but what effect could all this have on the hydraulic circuit of the brakes?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 12 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question. A bad ground or an electrical issue will not cause a brake hydraulic issue. This is going to be something unrelated to the wiring or bad ground issue you are talking about.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I normally agree. However the brakes stopped working right after the ground cable burnt. I agree very odd. Is there anything in the electrical part of the ABS system that could have failed to cause the brake pedal go to the floor?
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 12 months ago.

The ABS pump could have failed.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 12 months ago.

Did you have any further questions?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Where is the ABS pump located and is it electrically controlled ?
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 12 months ago.

Please send your VIN so I can provide you with that information

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
2002 Chevy 1500 4WD
Vin# *****
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 12 months ago.

YES, it is electronically controls.

The ABS pump is located on the left side frame rail under the vehicle.

Here is a picture.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 12 months ago.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Thanks for your help
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 12 months ago.

Your welcome!

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Expert:  AMEDEE replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I compare the electrical circuit from another truck to this one. The electronics are good. I'm going to swap the ABS pump to the other unit to see if the issue happens on the other truck. That should tell me whether or not the pump is the problem.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 11 months ago.
Sounds good!