2nd Feb 2005, 15:58

Check out www.absfixer.com. They will fix your ABS pump running problem and they repair it in one day with overnight return shipping.

They also buy used modules that you have replaced.

3rd Feb 2005, 19:51


I am a 99' 4x4 Step side Ext cab owner, my beauty has 108k Miles. My front diff. recently seized due to a seal failure while shagging my transfer case with it and my ABS light is on

(I thought due to a past jump start -knackering the ECM module.) But reading the reports-very informing. I totally agree that GMC is responsible for the ABS module failure and does need to recognise these concerns. I have had a great couple of years with her, but as time rolls on she is need'n some work. Not everyone has time to fix their car and at those costs-who can afford it?

If there is a cause...


19th May 2005, 18:12

Same thing here 45,000 miles. My mechanic gave me his discount on the module. Total 780.00...about 630 for the parts and 100 labor. Like to get it back, but GM is not likely to cough it up.

28th Jun 2005, 12:34

Yep...ABS computer went out on me, too. Good thing I was moving slowly, so the car I rear-ended didn't get damaged. And the $1500 repair bill for the ABS crap was a beauty, too. I also had the 4WD module go... and stick in 4-Lo. I bought the part at the dealer because I couldn't wait for mail order and replaced it myself in 5 minutes. I see someone else needed to replace the window regulator for the driver's side. $250 at the dealer, but $50 on eBay and 25 minutes to swap out. Glad I'm not the only one having these same issues. That brake issue is the worst and SHOULD be a recall. I'll call the number provided in an earlier post to complain.

12th Sep 2005, 10:50

9/12/05 - Same Deal for me. I own a 1999 Silverado with 69500 miles. Bought the truck new 12/98. ABS went out the other day, not only several hundred dollars to fix, but the inconvenience of being without a vehicle until it's fixed.

Decided, like most people, to pull the fuse, breakout the ABS & Brake light and drive until GM gets enough complains about this or enough backbone to accept responsibility for these inferior products and make things right. People buy GM products thinking they are getting a quality product, but instead they get a quantity product. The more you sell, the more profit you make.

13th Sep 2005, 11:26

My GMC 2001 Yukon has had the same ABS Module failure at <50,000 miles. I called GMC... no luck on a recall. They just don't care. Best thing to do is NOT buy another GMC. I am going to try one of the ABS repair guys. Hopefully they are really able to fix them as they say.

6th Oct 2005, 20:33

I also have a 99 Chevy Silverado that the ABS went out on at 40,000 miles. We pulled the fuse. There's no way that will I pay the extra grand to fix it after what I payed for the truck itself. There is a definite need for a recall. Now the fuel pump is shot and having to be repaired.

13th Dec 2005, 09:14

My chevy silverado ran out of gas. It will not stay cranked. I took it to the dealer and they replaced the air filter, wires and spark plugs. It's still not running. What could be the problem?

27th Dec 2005, 12:41

I too own a 1999 Silverado that had an ABS module failure. After talking with my local dealer, who wanted $1200 to fix the problem, I decided that there must be a cheaper route. Since the 2000 model has had not ABS problems, I purchased a used module/pump assembly from a 2000 Silverado at a local auto salvage dealer (for $150), and changed it myself. Most of the time the problem is only the module, that is the plastic part attached to the pump. This can be changed by anyone with average mechanical skills in less that an hour.

18th Apr 2006, 15:40

I have a 2001 Yukon. The EBC module died at 60000 miles, I fought hard and go GM to put it in at cost plus labor. It died again at 112000 miles. The common point is the traction control would go offline while driving in the rain 60% of the time. Once you turn off the engine, the computer would reset so the dealer claimed they could not see anything in the computer log. This has been since 20000 miles. It is my contention that the traction control is the entire cause of the EBC module problem since they are controlled by the same EBC module. So far GM will not listen at any level, from dealer on up. I sent a complaint to the NHTSA, though I expect nothing here. So I could care less if GM goes bankrupt. They will never get another purchase from me, new or used.

1st Jun 2006, 10:14

2000 Silverado. Just bought it 3 months ago with 166k miles. Just two days ago my ABS light came on, but I don't have any humming noise yet. I used my OBD II code reader to see if there was a code, but nothing. For a brief moment my other brake light cam on, but it has gone away for now. Is this the preceding event to the control module going bad? I noticed most of the comments were from 99 models was it fixed for 2000? I think ABS was just about the biggest waist of time invention ever. Could I have an unrelated problem?


7th Sep 2006, 16:50

Hi, I also have a 1999 Chevy Silver ado Step side. I haven't had to much trouble with this truck considering I now have 155,450 miles on it.

I was fortunate enough to have the ABS light fixed under warranty just shy of my 60,000 mile warranty. They told me if it wasn't for the warranty, it would be $1000 for the chip and labor.

Since the warranty has ran out, I have replaced both drivers and passenger side window regulators, and replaced a fuel pump.

I am now experiencing the "SERVICE 4WD" light coming on. When the light is on it will not switch into 4WD. When it is not on, I can switch to 4WD. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Is this a problem that can be fixed by a basic skilled mechanic or will GM get more of my money?




8th Sep 2006, 17:36

WOW! I wasn't aware that this was such a huge problem. My 99 Silverado is at 118k miles and my ABS and my Brake Lights both come on after I have drove a few miles, but I do not have the motor running on after I turn the truck off. The next time I drive it the lights stay off until I've driven a few miles and the they come back on. The brakes seem to perform correctly, even on wet roads. does this sound like the module needs to be replaced as well??



22nd Sep 2006, 11:41

I'm having the same problem with my ABS. I went to the dealership today to setup an appointment for the ABS recall GM put out this year, thinking that my ABS problems would soon be over. They said that they are going to clean the corrosion off the wheel speed sensor, but it won't fix the problem with the ABS motor turning on and continually running. They said they could fix that problem for about $800.00. So the fuse will have to stay out. I'm going to try to hold out and see if GM takes responsibility for this. These dealerships have got to be getting a lot of complaints about this. Are the dealerships not reporting this to GM or is GM just ignoring the problem? I'm not sure why they would fix one safety issue with the ABS and not another. It doesn't make sense. Everyone I know with the same truck (silverado or sierra) is having the same problem.