1993 jeep grand cherokee - abs brake system

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by jerry, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. jerry

    jerry Guest

    I have an old 1993 jeep cherokee. Can and advise me on the possibility
    of having a mechanic remove the abs system on my jeep? or disconnect
    it? It seems very expensive to replace parts (main part about 2,000)
    and does not work on my vehicle (i think). I have complely new brake
    drums, rotors and pads and was wondering if the vehicle would be safe
    if the abs was just disabled in some way?

    The Jeep shudders when coming to a slower speed when braking . sway
    bay system new. If i disconnected it perhaps i could at least
    trobleshoot it that way and see if that is what it is? any advise
    would be appreciated or the proper group to post this question to if
    this is off topic? thanks.
    jerry, Jul 2, 2007
  2. jerry

    Bill Putney Guest

    Simply find and remove the ABS fuse - that will make your brakes behave
    just as if there were no ABS on it. My state (VA) does not include the
    ABS light in their inspections, so you wouldn't fail inspection for the
    ABS light being on - if the light bothered you (it would me) you could
    disable the dash light and still pass inspection. Not sure about other

    Bill Putney
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    address with the letter 'x')
    Bill Putney, Jul 2, 2007
  3. jerry

    jerry Guest

    Hi Bill, thanks a lot for the idea. I pulled the main 3 amp fuse and
    the Abs light
    came on but the shuddering at low speed when braking did not stop- i
    put it back
    and the same- was another shared fuse and a relay but i left them
    alone. I'm about
    ready to pull my hair out on this. :) putting new shocks on tomorrow
    and then
    try dealing with the steering? it does have very loose steering and at
    the least
    needs adjusting. I also put new motor mounts on last week.

    This jeep was stolen by a bunch kids and trashed in the desert so it
    could be
    anything? I just don't know. thanks for the help. Jerry
    jerry, Jul 3, 2007
  4. jerry

    Bill Putney Guest

    You're welcome. I hope you find the problem. Check all steering and
    suspension parts (tie rods, control arms, bushings, steering gear, etc.)

    Bill Putney
    (To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    address with the letter 'x')
    Bill Putney, Jul 3, 2007
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