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How To Help Keep Your ABS Brake light Off On Your Dashboard

Have you ever driven in someones car and seen the ABS light lit up like a Christmas Tree on the dash board?
Here are a couple of helpful tips on how to keep this braking system in good shape.
#1. When replacing your Disc brake pads be certain NOT to hit the wheel sensors on every wheel as damaging them can kick the ABS light on an when this light comes on the ABS system shuts down until it is repaired.

#2. Try to use the newer ceramic disc brake pads as they are less likel;y to throw dust all over the wheels and the sensors impediing the workings of the wheel sensors, thus requiring more frequent cleaning of the brake dust residue that forms on the sensors and ultimately causing the BCM to read a system failure and shut down the system till it is fixed.

#3. Be sure to have your wheel and axle bearings inspected for excess play as if they go bad the wheels can ultimately vibrate and wobble sending this information through the particular wheel sensor and back to the Body Control Module thus setting off the ABS light, and perhaps if the axle bearing etc. is bad enough, the excessive wobble could be translated as a wheel slippage thus causing the ABS to lock up the brake caliper on this particular wheel and create all sorts of havoc.
As always.....Happy Motoring!!!

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