My kia spotage 1997 ABS lights are on since i got it ....now my air bags lights are on too along a world HOLD was blinking all along and i need to know what happen or that means ....how to fix it .....R.CARRION
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Re: kia sportage 1997 abs light on
The ABS light means one of the components or circuits has failed, normally it defaults back to regular (not ABS) braking, minor safety issue at worst but do get it checked out as soon as you reasonable can, you have a fault in your airbag system, this is a significant safety issue, dont panic but have it checked asap. a blinking hold light means one sensor is telling another that something is wrong, usually not too serious as long as everything is working OK,
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www.civinfo.com > ... > Bugs, faults and irritations Feb 12, 2012 - 18 posts - 5 authors
Airbag light. ABS ALSO - the speedometer, rev counter and engine temp ... 30 mins driving (apart from engine management light which stays on). ... I have ruled out problems with the alternator and the relays - they're all fine.
You have to read them with a higher quality code reader. The same plug that you check "engine light" codes with will also do ABS, airbags, and many other systems. The basic engine code reader will not do the other systems - just the PCM codes (engine and trans). See if any of the auto part stores, service centers, etc in your area that read codes for free have a machine that will read airbags. But remember that a code must be there for light to be on. If you clear the code and issue is still there (usually bad clock spring in steering wheel) the light will just come back on.
This question is VERY VAGUE... How do you know that the ABS is not engaging? Do you have a Check Engine Light? There are many things that can cause you to have a ABS Light including but not limited to: Low Brake Fluid Dirty ABS Sensors Air in your BRAKE SYSTEM Dirt in your BRAKE SYSTEM Bad Module Worn Brake Pads and the list keeps going on and on
Depending on how much brake work was done, either the wheel sensors have been damaged or were not properly reconnected.
The regular brake warning light may be on because the ABS is disabled at the moment.
Fixing the ABS problem may extinguish the standard warning light too.
I suspect the brakes are working but not as an ABS-equipped system.
If you have one of the auto parts chain stores near you, take it to them for a free scan of yoru computer; the error code it finds may be more specific that the ABS warning light.
abs are quite delicate and tempramental,wired all around the undercarriage of the car and censors switches to each wheel,check none of these have a bad connection.air bag light tend to come on after the SERVICE check has done it,s time.needs re-calibrating.all air bags need 5 year check
You will need to have the pcm scanned to pull the trouble codes ffrom this unit to get a better idea on what is going on. With the breaks I would say whoever changed them disturbed one of the wheel sensors for the ABS.