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1996 Honda Odyssey strange, intermittent ABS problem

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I have 1996 Honda Odyssey with 240k on it. Car drives perfect, except one problem that occured about 6-9 month ago. When I turn key to ignition position, all lights would light up on the instrument cluster and few of them will turn off in a seconds (like usual). Then when I start the car, the rest of lights will turn off except ABS light and I hear a "click" from under the dash on passenger side. Sometimes, in the period after I start engine and before I hear that "click" , I hear ABS motor pumping and sometimes not. After that I will shut engine down and restart it - light will come on again. Sometimes when I worm up engine and restart it - light may turn off and might not. I know that the problem is not in the sensors, because car is parked and not moving. I tried to clean wiring connectors at the pump with electrical contact cleaner and it did not help.
If anybody had this problem or knows what it could be - PLEASE HELP.
Any suggestions, opinions and information will be appreciated !!!!
Thank you in advance !

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  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    my 1996 odyssey feels like it is missing, had compression check done and was told compression was fine. had ignition switch replaced and tune up a few months ago and things seemed fine. van will hesitate and miss when in park or at a light, any suggestions?

  • idsuprisu Feb 04, 2009

    had a problem with my rotars being warped, changed them and now the ABS light comes on and I hear a clicking sound. Sometimes it will shut off while driving. Had it checked and the computer says nothing is wrong, no error codes. It seems to be interupting the electrical a little too because I hear the radio break up slightly when it clicks.

    Any suggestions?

  • Jill Munro Jul 11, 2013

    Hi I have a 1996 Honda Odyssey. It runs really great, however the engine dashboard light comes off and on oil is checked, can you please advise what this means for me to get it serviced properly?


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If you are absolutely sure that the all the abs sensors are good. Then the only other factors are the abs unit itself and the abs computer. Please have the system checked with a a scanner to make sure. Remember the only way to an ABS light will reset is by driving the vehicle and if every component of the system is fine the light will go out. Because your light is on there is a problem in the system and your abs is not functioning when the light is ON .Good Luck

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