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Hi my 2006 Chevy SSR keeps dinging with the ABS Light. It cones up intermittently. Here recently it keeps coming up more and more. I just replaced the underhood fuse block because the buss bar went bad in it. That is what the dealer said the cause was. It would cut off on its own while driving. It lost horsepower the loss of power and engine light came up. Could this new underhood fuse block be the cause of the ABS light. If not what could it be. What should I start to test to see what is going on. The truck only has 100,000 miles on it the next question is the brake fluid had never been bleed could that cause the abs light to come on. I am going to bleed it regardless but I was curious if that could cause the light to come on. The fluid is dirty anyways. Thanks.

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HI SEAN, LONG TIME NO HEAR...THE FACT THAT YOUR BRAKE FLUID HAS NEVER BEEN FLUSHED WOULD HAVE NO CAUSE FOR THE ABS LIGHT TO COME ON..IT IS PROBABLY NOT A BAD IDEA TO FLUSH THE SYSTEM WITH AS MANY MILES AS YOU HAVE ON IT..THIS WILL KEEP THE CALIPERS AND WHEEL CYLINDER BORES CLEAN AND REMOVE ANY CONTAMINATION THAT IT MAY HAVE..THIS IS JUST A MAINTENANCE THING..AS FOR WHY THE ABS LIGHT IS GOING ON THIS SHOULD HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH REPLACING YOUR HD FUSE..WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO DO IS GET THIS SCANNED [I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LIKE DOING THAT]AND CK FOR CODES IN THE ABS COMPUTER. MORE THEN LIKELY IT WILL BE A FAULT CODE FOR A WHEEL SPEED SENSOR...YOUR BRAKES WILL WORK NORMAL BUT WILL NOT ANTI-LOCK IF NEEDED..ONCE YOU FIND OUT WHAT CODE IT IS YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE A NEW WHEEL SPEED SENSOR..SOME SENSORS ARE BUILT INTO THE WHEEL BEARING HUB ASSEMBLY. THESE CAN GET PRICEY. IF IT IS NOT A WHEEL SPEED SENSOR FAULT IT MAYBE WIRING PROBLEMS OR THE ABS UNIT ITSELF. THESE ARE BIG $$$$. HOPE THIS WORKS OUT FOR YOU AND HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY. GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,TOM..

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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