Could this suddenly be caused by ABS system or is it something else? Happens in open road driving, not in town. Mechanic had told me can drive car o.k. without ABS
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2000 Buick Century Question: ABS light is on and after five years car pulsates when brakes applied.
Answer #1djvaughn2 May 09, 2014, 15:46Rookie
Probably a bad wheel speed sensor, check out each of your bearings to see which one is bad, usually have to buy a whole new bearing with the speed sensor included as they typically don't fit unless made for each other.
pushrod May 09, 2014, 16:21Master
Have the abs scanned to find that problem! Have the brake rotor runout checked for warpage causing pulsation! Do you hear an abs growl when braking?
ReplyJollyJoe2, May 09, 2014, 17:43Rookie
there isn't any growl when braking. front end of car on driver's side vibrates. no pulsing in brake pedal
Replypushrod, May 09, 2014, 17:50Master
Your posted question states "car pulsates when brakes applied" i did not imply the pedal WAS pulsing!!
ReplyJollyJoe2, May 10, 2014, 08:07Rookie
thanks. I'll have the rotors and wheel sensors checked and get the ABS scanned
Replypushrod, May 10, 2014, 08:26Master
Just the scan will test the abs componets, inclu wheel speed sensors...then have runout checked. That should find this trouble. Let us and other readers know the outcome.
ReplyJollyJoe2, May 12, 2014, 11:19Rookie
I had to get new rotors and pads on the front end. Runs nice and smooth now. Thanks for everyone's help
Replypushrod, May 12, 2014, 13:42Master
Thanks for the reply....
Answer #3ziptie12 May 09, 2014, 19:46Master
ONLY drivers side? It'll probably go another 5 years.