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Old 07-24-2013, 11:42 PM   #1
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abs inop lights up/alt charges in the red when light comes on.

Hello, I have a 98 camaro 3.8L and it's the first camaro I've ever owned. Have had good luck thus far til the car started holding back while my girlfriend was driving it. I checked it out and it seems the brakes are holding but I checked the calipers and there not sticking. The ABS Inop light flashes and BRAKE light comes on and the car doesn't want to pull in forward gears but does fine in Reverse. An ol pal said something about a speed sensor, but I'm an old 4x4 truck guy and an not familiar with speed sensors. Can ya help a ol' boy out> thanks.

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Old 07-24-2013, 11:52 PM   #2
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If you're getting too many volts, things are gonna act crazy. I'd honestly replace the alternator first and bring all the electrical components back down to where they would normally operate.

I'm also moving this thread to general 4th gen tech, but you should make a formal intro here and show us some pics of your car if you got them.


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Holy title batman! You new to forums guy? lol.

+1 replace the alternator. Easy enough on the 3800.
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+2 .... In the "red" would suggest to me that the bolt age is way over 14.4. I had this happen to my 92, it was pushing 17 volts, voltage regulator in the alt went out. New alt was the cure.

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wacky quackie elec. system on the ol' 98 Camaro

WOW!!! I never imagined I'd get a response this fast. A BIG THX TO YA ALL.. I knew that I was going to have to do an alt. overhaul.. Was hoping I'd get lucky with a fuse thing or something really stupid that I didn't know about. Iv'e done my share of wrenching around on my equipment I operate but everything I've got is older than "The Joe Dirt Mullet" you might say. I'll get the alt. fixed up and see what we got afterward. Sure hope that's all it is. I'll try to get a pic or two for my profile also.. I also have an ol' pal that has a 70 1/2 camaro all original his folks bought him for graduation, (70 being his birth year). Will try to get a few pictures of it on also.. Gotta get outta here for now and get to work so off to the "Batcave" you might say.. Again thanks for the super fast response and ideas.. Later .. lol this site rocks..
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