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Chevrolet 1500 Pickup ABS Front Wheel Speed Sensors May Fail

Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Average Mileage: 153,211 mi (75,000 mi - 235,000 mi)


The anti-lock brake system (ABS) front wheel speed sensors are prone to failure. When a sensor fails, the ABS warning light may illuminate and/or the ABS system may activate erratically.

  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    ABS would activate when not needed at low speeds, then quite working and dash light would come on. Replaced speed sensor and it solved the problem.

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  • Visitor, , 228,000 mi

    Left front wheel ABS wheel sensor melted. Replaced it and the shield. Also, replaced caliper hoses and brake disc pads, wheel bearings and rotors.

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  • Visitor, , 119,000 mi

    i hope the reps at chevy read these my loyalty is startin to slip chevy has some of the most reported issuse this sensor cost almost as much as the whole hub assem come on chevy help us help u by a recall for bad ideas and failure to test better leaving ur loyal cust to fix ur mistakes

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  • Visitor, , 130,200 mi

    Both front wheel speed sensors register as bad when scanned. i guess it's good(?) to know this is likely 2 bad sensors.

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  • Visitor, , 210,000 mi

    ABS light came on after bounding through a snow bank. Told I'd need to replace ABS on front left...expensive and haven't done repair yet.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    very common on all three trucks I have had

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  •  Enthusiast

    I have owned this truck since I bought it used with 51,000 miles and the brakes on this truck have never been right. I am not impressed with the brake system, the front ABS sensors were bad, the rear drums needed replacing at around 100,000 miles ......... the truck still does not stop in acceptable manner, afraid I would have a wreck with another vehicle if I had to rely on stopping fast.

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  • Visitor, , 235,000 mi

    light is still on.

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  •  Rookie

    Brake indicator constantly on.

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  •  Rookie

    ABS kicks in erratically break pedal vibrates violently do not know a fix at this time but sounds like speed senser in the left front wheel. i would love some input.

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