Q: my brakes feel like there grabbing on 1999 GMC Suburban 1500

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when i hit my brakes i get grinding? like i have to let go of the brakes and press it my abs sensor?? there is a box ontop by the engine the abs. a local mechanic told me i need to replace the abs box which would cost 1000?? the mechanic was meineke and i think they was trying to rip me off.. so a friend told me to unplug the wires and youll just have regular brakes.. i did and so far so good with out abs?? anybody with info please help these ny mechanics cost to much.. thanks
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Were the ABS lights on when the "box" was connected? If so, then the codes will need to be read out and diagnosed. There is likely a fault in the module, the wheel speed sensors or the wiring, but it will require a diagnosis to know for sure.
When the ABS module is disconnected you will still have normal braking, you just wont have the ABS functionality. I can't say how much it will cost to fix because the problem has not been determined, this will require a diagnosis. A shop would charge about minimum of an hour to start to look into this type of problem.
thanx for giving good info.. the problem is that my abs light never came on?? and do you think if i continue with the wires unplugged will i be alright?? its been about two months and the only reason i ask because winter is here........... also how much do you think this would run? hopefully less then that 1000 they want??
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