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Service ABS light on 1991

cyclist7531

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Joined
Dec 9, 2006
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2
Location
Central Valley, CA
Corvette
1991
The car is a 1991.

Here is what happens:

1. Turn ignition key to on and ABS light comes on then goes off as it should
2. Start car and I hear the ABS pump do its whirring noise thing and then the ABS activated light come on then goes off as it should.
3. Start driving and then the Service ABS light comes on. This light only comes on once you start moving, but stays on.

This car has aftermarket 12" cross-drilled rotors and 17x11 AFS wheels in the back and 17x9.5 in the front.

Tire sizes are:
Rear - P31535ZR17
Front - P27540ZR17


I came across this when I noticed no ABS light at all, did some digging (I know I should have caught this but I didn't -as I beat myself up) and found that one of the ABS harnesses was upplugged under the rear storage compartment near the ABS unit. Once I plugged in the harness is when this was discovered.

Since it only comes on once I start moving I'm wondering if it could be a wheel speed sensor or is the ABS unit getting confused because of the tire size?

I checked the fluid in the reservoirs, the one closest to the master cylinder is at max and the other one is about a 1/4" from max.

Thanks,
mark
 

safety_match

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Joined
Dec 12, 2002
Messages
164
Location
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Corvette
1990 Bright Red roadster
The car is a 1991.

Here is what happens:

1. Turn ignition key to on and ABS light comes on then goes off as it should
2. Start car and I hear the ABS pump do its whirring noise thing and then the ABS activated light come on then goes off as it should.
3. Start driving and then the Service ABS light comes on. This light only comes on once you start moving, but stays on.


I came across this when I noticed no ABS light at all, did some digging (I know I should have caught this but I didn't -as I beat myself up) and found that one of the ABS harnesses was upplugged under the rear storage compartment near the ABS unit. Once I plugged in the harness is when this was discovered.



Thanks,
mark

Sounds like the previous owner was hiding an ABS problem. Check the ABS sensors first, but mine was acting the same and it was the ABS computer. I found a used replacement out of a ZR1 on e-bay for $40 and it cleared up the problem.

Safety
 

cyclist7531

New member
Joined
Dec 9, 2006
Messages
2
Location
Central Valley, CA
Corvette
1991
Well, I would agree someone was trying to hide something. Anyways, tried two separate EBCM and still getting the same code 21 rt. speed sensor fault. Checked waveform between rt and lf front speed sensors and the rt. speed sensor is producing a different waveform than the left. What is happening is that there is a signal from the speed sensor to the EBCM but when you plug in the EBCM connector the signal goes dead. Checked all wiring between the sensor and EBCM and all appear ok. Going to try and different hub and see what that produces. Will know more tomorrow.

Mark
 

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