How can I disconnect the ABS on a 1994 Safari van? Is there a fuse I can remove? The ABS has never worked correct, I remember having it checked under warranty a few times, GM could never find a problem. Currently the ABS kicks in under normal braking on dry pavement (some times).
1994 Safari ABS problem on 1994 GMC Safari
by eng4081 in Newnan, GA on January 25, 2010
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by Bret Bodas on January 25, 2010
I would check your wheel sensors, make sure they are clean and tight. These two things will cause the problem you are experiencing. Check for loose wheel bearings as well.
ANSWER by dandd on January 25, 2010
Why do you want to disconnect it. it is there for safety, it is working many times when you don't even know it. it does not light the light when it works. The purpose of the ABS on your van is to help control the skidding of the tires on the lighter rear end, especially on WET pavement. If you or the dealership can't find the problem, go to a better shop. I am NOT impressed with all dealerships and I have worked in my share, believe me. When I worked as a GM Journeyman, I replaced several of the ABS Control units on these vans. You can get one pretty cheap at a wrecking yard, say $100 bucks. But have a good shop scan your system first, it may just be brake dust on a sensor. Don't give up on a good system because of clueless techs and writers.
COMMENT by Visitor on September 10, 2010
there is a fuse under the hood. I had same problem and pulled the fuse. Works fine without the ABS and I dont need it anyway.
The Anti-lock brake system (ABS) control unit may fail internally causing the ABS warning light to illuminate.