Malibu, Malibu MAXX 2006-2008

Control Valve

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    Always connect or disconnect the wiring harness connector from the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM)/EBTCM with the ignition switch in the OFF position. Failure to observe this precaution could result in damage to the EBCM/EBTCM.

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  3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
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  5. Clean the brake modulator assembly pipe fitting areas of any accumulated dirt and foreign material.
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  7. Disconnect the electrical connector from the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM).
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  9. Remove the EBCM.
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  11. Place a shop towel under the brake modulator assembly to catch any brake fluid loss.
    NOTE
    Prior to disconnecting the brake pipes from the ABS modulator assembly, note the locations of the brake pipes to the valve assembly, to aid during installation.

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  13. Disconnect the 4 brake pipes from the Brake Pressure Modulator Valve (BPMV).
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  15. Cap the brake pipe ends to prevent brake fluid loss and contamination.
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  17. Disconnect the master cylinder brake pipes from the BPMV.

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    Fig. BPMV Brake pipes (4), master cylinder brake pipes (2)

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  19. Cap the brake pipe ends to prevent brake fluid loss and contamination.
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  21. Plug the modulator brake pipe openings to prevent brake fluid loss and contamination.
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  23. Remove the 4 insulator bolts on the brake pressure modulator valve bracket.
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  25. Remove the brake modulator valve from modulator bracket by pulling straight up.

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    Fig. Modulator valve, bracket and insulator bolts

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To install:

  1. Install the 4 brake pressure modulator valve bracket insulator bolts and tighten to 89 inch. lbs. (10 Nm)
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  3. Remove the caps from the master cylinder brake pipe ends.
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  5. Connect the master cylinder brake pipes to the modulator assembly, in the same location as removed.
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  7. Remove the caps from the caliper and wheel cylinder brake pipe ends.
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  9. Remove the plugs from the caliper and wheel cylinder ports on the modulator assembly.
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  11. Connect the  4 brake pipes (2) to the modulator valve, in the same location as removed.
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  13. Tighten all the brake pipe fittings at the BPMV to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)
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  15. Install the EBCM.
    WARNING
    Ensure that the electrical connector is correctly inserted properly into the EBCM prior to swinging the assist locking lever into position. Failure to make a proper connection may cause communication problems with the module.

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  17. Connect the electrical connector to the EBCM.
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  19. Bleed the hydraulic brake system.
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  21. DO NOT start the engine, but only turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
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  23. Perform the Diagnostic System Check-Vehicle
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  25. Observe the feel of the brake pedal after performing the diagnostic system check. If the pedal now feels spongy, air may have been in the secondary circuit of the brake modulator assembly, which may have been introduced into the primary circuit. If the pedal feels spongy, perform the Antilock Brake System (ABS) automated bleed procedure.
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