Easiest way to fix it is to pull the fuse. the ABS light will come on, but your brakes will work like normalBluv69k said::madfinger
I have the same problem with braking on bumps, I don't see how the ABS is a good thing. Is there any way to fix that? Maybe take the ABS brakes out and install new ones???????
It drives me nuts, I've had 2 accidents due to this problem.
Not exactly, sort of right. The ABS unit performs the function of pumping the brakes when sliding. Goes on the old theory of pumping your brakes manually (non-abs) when sliding. You know, the school of thought that when sliding you shouldn't stand on the brakes cause it makes the slide get progressively worse. Same thing here. The ABS unit does the pulsing for you. IF, the brakes were recieving full brake power it would slide. So there is no "full brake power without sliding" like you mentioned. This is congruent with the physical pulse you feel in the pedal.TokoDragon said:How fast are you going over them? I go over speed bumps with the brakes on and it does that too, it doesn't take your brakes away, just gives them the most power without sliding. Could brake before or after, or just coast a little to a stop over speed bumps/bumps in the road. It only does it when the bump is big enough to make the suspension gets close full extent and the tires lose weight/traction on them.
I'd still much rather have the ABS even though it does do stuff like that, here in Idaho, in a place like california, I could see why people may take it out, but rain can be just as bad sometimes.
I'm sure that has something to do with it that causes or initiates the skid, but the pulsing you feel in the brakes is the ABS's function for controlling the skid. Unfortunately, the moment the ABS identifies a skid, the brakes are released momentarily which increases braking distance rather than reducing it. A well trained driver with good reactionary skills will know what the car is doing and pulse the brakes as he needs in order to control the situation. I'd bet the well trained guy would out do an ABS unit any day.nox said:i always thought it was because the ass end doesnt weigh anything so you hit a bump and the rear comes up off the ground a bit, the wheels lock because there is no force spinning them and you come back down and they slide a bit. :dunno:
Agreed. I've almost bought it a couple times too with rain or snow slicked surfaces. Never again. I tore that bitch out.rmrider said:the abs itself is messed up. it does not work properly, like it does in other vehicles i have driven. even still in the winter I can stop faster with my dad vehicle with no abs than I can with our other vehicles with them. then again the purpose is not to stop faster, but to maintain control while under heavy braking. either way the units in our truck suck and they are hazardous