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    Rear end swap help

    Can I put a rear end+axle from a 2000 firebird ws6 in my 1998 firebird TA?

    Shop is calling me and telling me that the newer rear end is incompatible because it "lacks a speed sensor and so the brakes wont work". I am not familiar enough to know if they are jerking me around.

    EDIT: Also, my car did not come with TC and the newer rear end does have TC. if that changes anything...

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    I believe what they mean is the abs will not work. The brakes will work fine. Your car is probably a 3 channel abs and the rear out of the ws6 is a four channel abs. The rear end should work just fine but your abs will be disabled by the computer and the abs inop light will stay on.

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    Would that just be the ABS on the rear brakes?

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    No it will disable them front and rear.

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    Yeah the non-tcs cars are 3 channel with one connection on top of the pumpkin, tcs cars are 4 channel and sensors at each rear wheel.

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