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i would like an answer to that also. i have a 91 1500 and it started to flash the same "code" replaced the pads and rotors, shoes and drums and it had no effect on the warning light. it is a prblem with the ABS

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Q: Why does instrument brake light flash 1 long-4 short on 91 Chevy 3500 truck Brakes work and pedal feels same?
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