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Nov 26, 2017, 12:03 PM

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Bypassing ABS Sign In

I have a 99 Chevy Malibu, 2.4 engine. I have had the car for about 10 years, and the ABS never worked properly. The brakes were never 100 percent, but they worked OK, so I let it be. Now I replaced the pads and rotors, and I want to do it right this time, but I don't want to bother with the ABS because I have no idea what is wrong with it, and I can't fix it. So I bypassed the ABS all together and hooked up the brakes directly to the master cylinder. After bleeding them I found the brakes don't work. The brake padel bottoms out, the rear wheels lock up, but the front brakes don't work at all. Does anyone know how to fix this? I suspect I need a different master cylinder, one that is not for ABS. Thanks in advance.

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Nov 26, 2017, 12:19 PM

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Re: Bypassing ABS Sign In

Of course they don't work. You CANNOT bypass ABS.


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Nov 26, 2017, 3:57 PM

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Re: Bypassing ABS Sign In

Proportioning valve goes between the master and abs modulator which you deleted. Don't quite understand why you would bypass the modulator on something like that.

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