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Abs and brake lights on on dash

My abs and brake lights come on mostly when its rainning out. But sometimes when your just going down the road. The brakes work fine. I just had it to the garage and they said they fixed it. Cost $75.01 Don't know what to do. We don't have an owners manual. Can anyone give us some suggestions?

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I have the same issue, mostly when I turn the van on, the emr. brake light is on, then later the abs light comes on, my brakes work fine too..no squeking or anything...wierd, i was gonna take it to Ford and let them look at it, but a nothing issue will cost 500 bucks real quick, neway its mostly just annoying.

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Same situation. You need a ABS unit. Cost is about $900 for part. Have fun!

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Some abs system trip abs when the air gap between the sensor and gear our out of range can be corrected with feeler gauge by reseting gap between sensors

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It could either be a loose connection to the sending units at the wheels,a bad sending unit, or the sending unit is not close enough to pick up the concentric ring on the hub. this explains the intermitant abs light. if the shop said they fix it,and the problem is still there, make them fix it the correct way. this is a warrenty issue and should be of no further cost. please rate this......thanks

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ABS brakes warning light on


Most garages will ask for $1200 to fix it. Their solution is an overkill. They tend to replace most cables and sensors in the ABS system. Many new car owners prefer to buy cars without ABS mainly for the high cost of fixing it. I found a simple fix that should be tried before spending all that money. The fix can be used on other models. I noticed that my problem occured after heavy rain with frequent driving thru puddles and seemed to go away after few dry days. I took it on a dry day to a garage and asked to troubleshoot this problem with the mechanic (no need to mention the smile on his face). I started by disconnecting the cable from the front passenger side sensor (mounted over the disc brakes of the front wheel) and measured the voltage getting to the sensor, it was 5Volts. I reconnected the cable to the sensor and sprayed the equivalent of a cup of water on the cable until the warning light came on in the dash board. I disconnected the cable and I measured 2.5Volts at the connector end of the cable. That showed there is a crack in the cable. A quick inspection of the cable located the cracked spot. After drying the cable with a blower, I added some car grease to that spot and the mechanic wrapped it with a tight tape. Et voila! the problem is gone now for six winters with snow, salt and heavy rain. You may have to inspect all four sensors until you locate the problem. I learned to watch for the ABS warning light after going thru puddles just to remember which side of the car dipped into the salty melted ice on the road. That side would be the first on my list to test if the ABS light ever comes back.
Note: The car was raised on a fork lift, the engine is stopped and the ignition key must be in the Battery ON position when measuring the voltage with a voltmeter. A $5 voltmeter will do. I will never drive a car witout ABS brakes. There is a way to maintain that system for over 12 years without going broke.

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Click the link below and follow the procedure: ------


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http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-and-service-light-comes-on.html

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http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-light-stays-on-but-brakes-work-fine.html

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VCS and ABS lights go on and off intermittently on Lexus?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/vcs-and-abs-lights-go-on-and-off.html

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The ABS and Traction Control Lights stays ON dash of car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/abs-and-traction-control-lights-stays.html

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ABS & Brake lights warning indicator steady on dash and speedometer not working for Dodge Ram?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-brake-lights-warning-indicator.html

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Battery Light and ABS Light on Dash

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/battery-light-and-abs-light-on-dash.html

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http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/sometimes-abs-light-comes-on-while.html

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How Anti-Lock Brakes Work?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-anti-lock-brakes-work.html

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Brake System Troubleshooting?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/11/brake-system-troubleshooting.html

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/anti-lock-brake-light-stays-on-all-time.html

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http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/abs-light-comes-on-and-car-makes.html

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Esp and abs light on in 2009 ford transit how do i eliminate them


Anti lock brake system light comes up when there is issue with car brake systems.It can be low brake fluid or faulty ABS fuse or its issue with brake system or assembly.Your vehicles brake system needs inspection.

To troubleshoot these issue,i suggest you to refer the help links provided below.There are direct links with accurate solution,for these specif issue.

Click the link below and follow the procedure:------

All types of ABS LIGHT / brake problems and repairs

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-and-service-light-comes-on.html

-------------------


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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/where-is-abstcs-module-located-on-2005.html

------------------
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------------
When the car stops, abs pump turns ON? http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/when-car-stopsabs-pump-turns-on.html

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Replacing ABS unit on Buick Century? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/replacing-abs-unit-on-buick-century.html

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2008 Toyota Tacoma: ABS causes Brake pedal fade? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/2008-toyota-tacoma-abs-causes-brake.html
-------------- Toyota Camry: Premature ABS Actuation? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/toyota-camry-premature-abs-actuation.html

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How to replace ABS Modulator Control Unit on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-replace-abs-modulator-control.html

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How to replace ABS Pump Assembly on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-replace-abs-pump-assembly-on.html

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How to remove ABS Accumulator on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-abs-accumulator-on-acura.html

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How to remove ABS Control Unit on Acura Integra?
http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-abs-control-unit-on-acura.html

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