ABS brake system failure on 1995 Chevrolet S10

Brake light on dash. Mechanic says something about the "ABS block" is bad and QUITE EXPENSIVE. What is he referring to and what are my options for using a "used" one or aftermarket.

by in Morristown, TN on February 20, 2010
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ANSWER by on February 20, 2010
The ABS system consists of a computer that receives inputs from each wheel as to how fast each individual wheel is turning, if a wheel "locks up" the computer controls solenoids that controls fluid pressure applied to each wheel to slow it down without allowing the wheel to lock up. These solenoids open and close rapidly, the component it sounds like you are describing is the assembly that holds these solenoids and has all the brake lines attached to it.
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COMMENT by on February 20, 2010
Do I have ANY options , other than installing a NEW one????? I just recently purchased this truck and I drove it a week before taking it into my mechanic for a "look over". The brake light was on but the brakes seemed to work fine. This is gonna be a "work truck", to drive to work and home and I can not afford to put a LOT of money into it. Do I have ANY cheap options??????
COMMENT by on December 19, 2010
i was told they dont make new blocks anymore, they only make refurbished ones, which is crap shoot because they could fail just as easily as the one you have now.
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