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Antil Lock Brake and ETS dash lights stay on.

I have just had a brake job, (new pads and rotors on the front) and new tires installed on my daughters Z24. It is an automatic and has about 90,000 miles. The tires installed are correct for the car, not cheap. Two days after having the car in for brakes and tires, her antilock brake light and ETS off lights have come on in the dash and do not go off. Is this something triggered by the mechanic? Her brakes are working fine, but it is not winter yet either. Where do I go from here?

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  • Heckramsy Oct 15, 2008

    Thanks a Ton, After looking into the repair manual and seeing the breakdown of the pictures, it looks like you hit the nail on the head. I will get the car back into the garage as soon as she can make it home.



    This is a Great web site, keep up the great work.

    Dave

  • lindalhagler Nov 05, 2008

    I have a 1998 buick century custom, I just had four new tires installed. The anit lock break light went on and the low trac light, at times I can feel the low trac when I turn my wheel or stop quickly. This does not happen when I break going down a hill or come to a slow stop. My mechanic said that he put the testing machine on the car and the only thing that show up is a signal saying the front right tire has low trac and not to worry about it. I do not understand all of this. Could it be the bearings?

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The brake tech may have done something wrong or damaged a wheel sensor, take it back, if the problem started after the work on the brakes it is a safe bet they did something to cause the problem, one note as long as those warning lights are on the ABS and traction assist are disabled, no problem in dry weather, winter another thing.

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