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#150 of 379 Re: 2004 GMC Canyon: "ABS FAULT" [ECR223]
Jul 19, 2011 (5:48 pm)
You've probably long since resolved your issue, but in the event others need an answer, I note that the ABS sensors in the front hubs are very tempermental. I replaced my rotors and had to remove the hub from the halfshaft. The sensor is press fit into the hub in the hole where the halfshaft installs. I dinged the sensor putting it back together-barely scratched the metal. But I ended up with the same issues you're having. Replaced it and it has been fine. It was only about $60 at Auto Zone, but a bit of a pain to install. You have to take the hub off the halfshaft. I cheated by unbolting the ball joints from the A-arms, which saved me from having the smash them with a separator. That usually ends badly, particularly for higher mileage trucks.
#151 of 379 Re: 2004 GMC Canyon: "ABS FAULT" [Happster]
Jul 20, 2011 (12:02 am)
Thanks for the information. I'm was also guessing that the failure is in the front sensors. I have not pulled or looked at them yet. I have a 2WD so the half shafts are not a problem. My scanner does not do ABS so I was hoping to get it scanned to tell me what side to look at. After my wasted trip and money with GM getting it scanned I gave up on that approach. I'll concentrate on the front sensors when I go back to work on it again..
#152 of 379 Re: Chevy Colorado ABS Fault Issues [ubart55]
Jul 20, 2011 (3:23 pm)
I just got my 2004 Colorado Back from the shop for my ABS system! They had to replace both Hubs assemblies! It cost me $1,223.14 I had to replace my fan resistor two week ago! I did it myself so it was only $28.31! GM needs to do something about this!!!
#153 of 379 Re: 1chief [n9cv]
Jul 25, 2011 (12:12 pm)
I apologize for your frustrations. Can you please email me your VIN? I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service
Jul 25, 2011 (5:51 pm)
My Vin # is IGCDT136048127479.... $ 1,223.14 for 2 front Hub assemblies! Now I have noticed that my right back up light has a short in it! All these things are happening at the same time!! I have never had so much trouble with a vehicle! I know it's a 2004 but It's just got 80,000 miles on it. I had to replace my catalytic converter at 37,000 miles and yes it was still under warranty but still.. Whats next? this is my only vehicle!!
Aug 01, 2011 (5:06 pm)
I have had issues with my front breaks ever since I purchased my 2006 colorado new. The pad/rotors did not well correctly and I ended up with severe noise from the breaks which I had check out at the dealer and of course "there was not problem". I finally decided to replace the rotors and pad myself but because of the design of the front hubs it's not the easiest thing to do and I didn't want to damage the ABS sensor, so I finally just put on new pads to hold me over and reduce the noise issues. I did that last year and just this week my ABS Fault started showing up. Every time I touch the breaks the ABS kicks in and finally it goes to ABS Fault. As with every other story on here, as soon as I turn the truck off/on it resets and is fine for a little while. I have had to replace almost every exterior light on this truck 3 times. I have had to fix the Fan resistor as well. These trucks have some serious issues of which GM does not care to address.
Now with the ABS Fault issue it seems that I'm only one in a long line of people having this issue. As with the others, I don't want to spend $1000+ getting my truck repaired. It only has 67k miles and if I had the money to get rid of the damn thing I would, but it's almost paid for and I can't afford to go buy a new truck.
So would I be best to just get new ABS Sensors for the front wheels and change those out when I get the brakes done? I realize it would be good for GM to have this on record but at the same time it's very frustrating to spend $100 to get screwed even more...
Also what's the best way to get the front hubs off so I can replace the rotors? i've seen a 2x4 trick that several people posted but everyone said to be careful about the ABS sensors. Guess that's not an issue if I'm going to replace them anyway.
#156 of 379 Re: ABS Fault [tmarshfield]
Aug 01, 2011 (10:44 pm)
I replaced my hubs and ABS sensors last week and discovered that the passenger side ABS sensor had gotten road debris lodged in it causing damage to it. One thing the dealers won't tell you is that you can buy the just the sensors instead of spending the big money on the bearing hubs. They are 1/4 the cost of the hub assemblies. Great instructions at 355nation.net/forum. Just search "front hub replacement". You will need some heavy duty tools and this will help with sensor replacement too although it doesn't address that specifically.
Hope this helps,
#157 of 379 Re: 2006 chevy colorado ABS Fault [ronaldp814]
Aug 02, 2011 (9:20 am)
Well looks like I'm not the only one. I too have a colorado and last night at 38,001 miles my fault light came on also. I hate to think about how much this is going to cost, why at 38k, why is everyone having the same problem as I and chevy has not taken care of it? Do i go out and buy A Toyota? Oh that's right I have an 88 toyota p/u and have never had a problem with that, shame on you American made cars.
#158 of 379 ABS Fault on 06 Colorado
Aug 09, 2011 (5:32 am)
I've got an 06 Colorado with 22,000 miles. ABS fault alarm has been going off and on for the past few day. At 22k this shouldn't happen. Just wanted to vent my frustration, maybe GM will recall.
#159 of 379 Re: ABS Fault on 06 Colorado [pgallenstein]
Aug 09, 2011 (1:12 pm)
I apologize for your frustrations. Can you please email me your VIN? Have your spoke with your local GM dealer? I look forward to your response.
GM Customer Service