Question about 1989 Jeep Cherokee
Is there an easy way for me to check and see if my 1989 Jeep Cherokee has Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)? Unfortunately, I cannot take my tire (wheel) off and check this. On my dashboard, there are boxes in the right hand side of my steering wheel. There are 5 boxes going down in a row. The first box lights up when the ignition is on and says "Brakes." The second box down (when lit up)says "Full time." The third box down doesn't light up at all so I don't know what and if it says anything at all. The fourth box (when lit up) says "Emission). The fifth box down doesn't light up so I don't know if something is there or not. Please help. Thanks in advance.
ABS measures the speed of each wheel, when one locks up under breaking conditions the ECM will in layman terms pump the brakes for you by releasing and applying the brakes individually until the vehicle is stopped.
Look for a wire leading to the speed sensor near the brake calipers, if it is there then your vehicle is epuipped with ABS.
Or at about 45 jam on the brakes, if they are there and working the brakes will not lock up. If they lock up you either dont have them or they are inoperable. LOL
Looking for the sensor is the easiest way.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
Check for a wire leading to the front wheels and the rearend if it has a wire u have abs if not u dont
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
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