Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN









Search Auto Parts

2004 Chevy Impala abs issue (maybe)


  Email This Post



Hawk213
New User

Sep 21, 2019, 1:39 PM

Post #1 of 7 (158 views)
2004 Chevy Impala abs issue (maybe) Sign In

My 04 impala tires lock up in the rain and I slide. Very dangerous. I slid about 10 ft after applying brakes. They just lock up and skid. Note, I don’t have any abs light on though. And I don’t see any wiring harness behind wheel hub to disable. Not even sure if this model even has that system. I can’t find anything online to help. Any help with this issue?


Hammer Time
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Hammer Time profile image

Sep 21, 2019, 3:22 PM

Post #2 of 7 (134 views)
Re: 2004 Chevy Impala abs issue (maybe) Sign In

Turn the key on with the engine off and see if an ABS light comes on for a bulb check.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.



Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

Sep 21, 2019, 8:40 PM

Post #3 of 7 (120 views)
Re: 2004 Chevy Impala abs issue (maybe) Sign In

Hawk: Unless I misread and do that was normal. ABS isn't magic you are still supposed to know what to do. Wheels can't just magically grab if skiing on water so locked up then think they are still and stayed that way don't know the car is moving or still of course.
ABS when working properly isn't always helpful rather a total nightmare hazard to control of cars. Not a good thing IMO that it's mandatory to have it rather just have to deal with surface conditions at the split second. There are no tricks YET with traction of a tire and surface of a road that force it to grab and stop.


Surprises happen. Just don't expect the car (any) to bail you out of everything,


T



Hammer Time
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Hammer Time profile image

Sep 22, 2019, 4:21 AM

Post #4 of 7 (101 views)
Re: 2004 Chevy Impala abs issue (maybe) Sign In

Tom, at this point we don't even know if his car is equipped with ABS.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.



Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

Sep 22, 2019, 5:13 AM

Post #5 of 7 (95 views)
Re: 2004 Chevy Impala abs issue (maybe) Sign In

True: Never say never they may have made some without? High bet, 99% you couldn't get one without ABS.
It's not known if all wheels are stopped in place in this case is what I think happened. It sure does anywhere there's surprise wet, ice of many sorts or total hard braking to force it to lock all at once the info to react sends signal it's not moving at all. Same reason you can't make ABS work sitting still.


OMG is that a nightmare on ice if you think it's going to help you as you can't steer out of the problem if that was a chance,


Tom



Hawk213
New User

Sep 25, 2019, 2:17 PM

Post #6 of 7 (50 views)
Re: 2004 Chevy Impala abs issue (maybe) Sign In

Hmmm...I was told that it’s my Proportional Valve. Though, looking that up, the proportional valve is only used for the back breaks. I’m confused. This shouldn’t be that hard of a fix. It’s brakes....


Hammer Time
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Hammer Time profile image

Sep 25, 2019, 2:20 PM

Post #7 of 7 (46 views)
Re: 2004 Chevy Impala abs issue (maybe) Sign In

OH really?
Then why are you asking for help if it's that simple.

You still haven't responded to my first question about the ABS.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.



(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Sep 25, 2019, 2:20 PM)






  Email This Post
 
 


Feed Button




Search for (options) Privacy Sitemap