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Hello all,

I have to Replace the Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly on the Passenger Side due to the ABS Speed Sensor, and yes I feel it acting up when braking. I am working on a 2001 Firebird Con't V6.

1. - Should I replace both Driver and Passenger side?

2. Do the brands matter?

a. Moog

b. WJB

c. Timken

d. PrimeChoice

e. 365hubs
 

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If one side is bad, other side is probably on it's way out also. Timken used to be a quality brand, but who knows now. Try to find a bearing assembly made in US, Japan, or Germany.
 

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Do you have the "ABS INOP" light? What does "I feel it acting up when braking." mean.... what "acting up"? If the sensor is bad, ABS will be disabled.
 

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Do you have the "ABS INOP" light? What does "I feel it acting up when braking." mean.... what "acting up"? If the sensor is bad, ABS will be disabled.
Yes I have the "ABS INOP" light Randomly while braking in good weather, it feels like ABS kicking in for no reason.
 

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Does the ABS feel like it kicks in about 10-ft before you think the car is going to stop, the ABS cycles briefly, extending the stopping distance? How did you determine that the problem is specific to a particular front ABS sensor? Has it been scanned for ABS codes? Have you checked the harness connector, and tried blowing dirt/dust away from the sensor?

Just trying to determine if you are buying the hub assembly based on conclusive diagnostics.
 

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Does the ABS feel like it kicks in about 10-ft before you think the car is going to stop, the ABS cycles briefly, extending the stopping distance? How did you determine that the problem is specific to a particular front ABS sensor? Has it been scanned for ABS codes? Have you checked the harness connector, and tried blowing dirt/dust away from the sensor?

Just trying to determine if you are buying the hub assembly based on conclusive diagnostics.
Yes, I have cleaned the cable connector and visually checked the rest of the cable. My Actron auto scanner CP9680 is showing the code, for the Front Right Wheel Bearing.
 

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OK. Just checking, because I've seen this problem result from metal particle buildup on the rear sensor. If you've pulled the code, you're good to go.
 
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