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Im looking to change my front wheel bearings, they are making a whistling sound or howling sound while going down the road. How can I check if my car has abs. My 2005 impala is base 3.4, also my car seems to have a slow reaction time when stepping on the gas its like a 1-2 sec delay. How can you fix this.
 

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When you turn the key on, see if the abs light comes on on the dash, if not, you don't have it.
 

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doesnt matter, for whatever reason the ABS hubs have been cheaper than the non abs hubs in my experience... dont ask me why, but you can use an ABS hub on a non ABS car

also, if you lift the car and remove the tire, you will see a wire on the control arm plugging into the hub, best thing to do is turn the wheel all the way to one side, the plug is in the back side (closest to door) of the hub/control arm. its a 2 pin 2 wire connector and is resistance based, not voltage, fwiw
 

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Thank you very much I did notice that the abs bearings are alot cheaper. Any ideas on the slow reaction of the accelerator.
 

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You'll have to be more specific on that one, does it rev and catch like dumping the clutch on a manual? Or does it not respond at all then just decide to react?
 

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When was the last tune up? How is the fuel filter? Air filter? Do you buy your gas at the cheap stations?
 

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My last tuneup was about 3 years ago embarrassed to say. Have no idea about the fuel filter, how to check. Air filter get changed regularly. And yes i do buy cheap gas.
 

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You could have fouled plugs, these cars only need a tune up every 100k, but that's only with platinum or iridium plugs. Fuel filter is on the driver side a couple feet in front of the rear wheel, you can't check it without taking it off, so you may as well just replace it. If it's clogged up that could also be your issue. With the cheap gas it will clog faster, but it can also clog your injectors. I would make sure the plugs and wires are good, replace the fuel filter, and if the issue is still present look into getting your fuel system cleaned.
 
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