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Abs light emergency light stay on

My emergency brake light and ABS light stay on all the time, im asuming i need back brakes, but i did the code test and the emer. brake light, seatbelt light, oil light, battery light, and check engine light all stayed on, i don't have a code book and i was wondering if you knew what the deal is or where i could find one of those books

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    First my emergency brake quit working. Then the ABS light came on and when I shut the truck off the ABS motor continued to run. How do I check this problem



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Had a similar problem. Check the ABS wheel sensors and wirring to them. I had that problem when i tempered with my hubs

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Hi, You should check for a sligt break fluid leak from the break light switch (attacked to the master cylinder). Yeah, I know this seems strange, but on my 2001 this leak caused all types of problems with lots of dashboard indicators. The leaking switch was a recall for Ford Trucks, but not the minivans. Hope this helps

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My ESP /ABS, Traction Control, and ABS lights are on, and stay on. Also, my Emergency Brake light comes on once I'm up to speed 65+MPH, and won't go out.

find a real ASE shop, they have real tools.
it is bad.
or the ABS lamp would go out. that is a fact.
if all shops are tool less, in town find a real jeep dealer.
they will scan it and the DTC codes will be there. I promise.
do the ABS work if you skid a wheel, on grass,gravel, dirt etc.
slowly.??? feel the pulsing pedal.. if not ABS is shut down.
USA answer.

the brakes will still work right if the brakes really are good.
but what if the ABS sees a brake issue the test driver can detect.?
like loss of rear brakes. (fronts are 80% and loss of rears might go unnoticed, keep and open mind, and don't guess.
what if a the emergency brakes were messing up, causing ABS to fault.
all this is really just spectulation
why not scan it with a real scanner, to see all codes.
try the Innova 3160 (even walfart sells it) (most stores do)
mine does my ABS, the abs scans are unique and need a tool
that matches your car, check there pages (online) for if your car is supported for ABS. (my JK is)
your car is KJ. Jeep
read the FSM KJ chapter 5 yet?
here is a list of the Cxxxx codes you are missing

the Innova tool is cheap, why a shop cant afford a $100 amazes me.
here is what ABS it does support (official list)

SCAN IT , then wonder.
or buy the tool , new with car, (savvy owners)
then when car messes up and your mech, is clueless?
whip out your tool, and say, eva seen one of these????? LOL

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What would cause the Emergency Brake light to not go off when the emergency light is released? What causes the ABS warning light to come on?

When I had that problem with the emergency light it was the sensor for emergency brake
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My ABS light and emergency brake light comes on everytime I start my Ford Windstar, and they stay on when I'm driving around, even though my brakes are not on. Anyone have any idea what this means?

I think it means the Antilock Brake System is disengaged. So, a code has been stored in the abs computer. Standard obd tester cannot check these codes, must visit your dealer or some autoshop with ABS reader.

According with the service manual: During starting the RED brake light should briefly come on and then go off. If the RED light stays on, it indicates a problem in the main braking system, such as a low fluid level, or the parking brake is still on.

Hope helps (remember to rate and comment this).

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When the light is on, your normal brakes work fine, but you have no ABS, so your car will take longer to stop in emergency situations.

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