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Anti lock brakes

When first moving car in morning drivers side front wheel growls. also when hitting ice drivers side front growls alot when anti lock brakes are on.

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You need to have your brakes checked on the front and also have them check wheel bearing on that side. when a car sits overnight in humid conditions the brake rotors will rust over lightly, that normally is removed off of rotor after first brake application. it shouldnt do it after you keep driving. abs does make noises though when it is working, sliding, so I would pop my hood and check for abs computer. It has brake lines and electrical connection going to it. Im not saying its bad but just look at its location and see if the sound of it functioning/location seems to make it sound like it is left wheel

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I have a 98 Oldsmobile Intrigue the code c1226 and c1233 what does these codes mean.the track off ,anti-lock,service soon light are on what does this mean

C1226 Right Front Excessive Wheel Speed Variation
C1233 Left Front Wheel Speed Sensor Input Signal Missing
You could have a bad sensor on the left front wheel or bad wiring. Have it checked by a mechanic. Your anti-lock braking system is probably disabled under these conditions.

Apr 03, 2015 | 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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Skidding at begin and then after 25 mph is runs perfect

It sounds like you either have an anti lock brake sensor issue or, if you have the traction control option, try pressing the button in the dashboard that turns it off. It is the one labeled "T/C". In some Fords, there is a lamp in the gauge / speedometer area that will light when it is deactivated. If this is the problem, The way the traction control works is the anti lock brake sensors sense the speed that the wheels are turning. If one front wheel begins to turn faster than the other, (not including when turning around), the computer will sense this difference in speed and apply the brake to the faster wheel which, in turn, forces more power / speed to the opposite wheel through the differential gear action that drives both wheels. This is done in hopes that the other wheel is on drier or more solid ground. If both wheels slip alternately back and forth and it won't pull the vehicle out of snow, ice or sand, DO NOT keep trying as you will damage the drive train. This is for momentary use only. If one wheel begins to slip and the other one starts to pull you out, keep going but DO NOT over-rev the engine. if it starts moving, keep it at a steady speed. faster is NOT better. Anyway when the traction control kicks in, It sounds like a machine gun under the hood because the brake isn't applied at a steady rate but is "pumped" by the anti lock motor in action similar but opposite to the anti lock brakes so it doesn't burn up the brakes or differential gear set.
In the case of the anti lock brakes, if you step on the brake and a wheel locks on ice or oil the anti lock system REDUCES the braking action to the stopped wheel so that it will keep turning reducing the possibility of loosing control of the car.
If it is an anti lock brake problem, open the hood. On the driver's side is a long black plastic box containing plastic fuses and relays. There should be a diagram inside the top that tells you what fuse / relay goes to what. Find the fuse labeled "anti lock". If it isn't there, check the fuse block under the dashboard on the driver's side. Pull this fuse and go for a ride. It is OK to drive this way as the brakes revert back to the way they used to be before they had anti lock. Just be careful on ice, wet roads or oil slicks as the brakes WILL lock the way they used to. In either case, it may be a broken, worn out, loose or missing anti lock sensor. If you are in the mood to crawl around on the ground, look behind each wheel, (even in the rear as these can throw the system off too), there should be a thin wire leading,
probably near the top in the back of each brake setup. Run your fingers in toward the brake end and try to move the sensor. If they are all in place and not loose, one is probably defective. As I said before either pull the fuse or press the "T/C" button. which ever works for you is safe to drive until you can get it fixed. Here's an insurance tip / disclaimer. Tip for you, disclaimer for me: If you have these systems disabled and you get into an accident that might have been prevented by this system and the insurance adjuster catches it, your insurance CAN REFUSE to pay your claim. They know what extras you have in your vehicle by your VIN or Vehicle Identification Number. They put into their computer and Ford comes back with things like AM-FM radio, weather or not it's cassette or CD, HIgh end or standard, Automatic or standard trans, Anti theft system, one, two or all around air bags, Anti lock brakes, Traction Control ect... This is how they set your rates, how they know how safe the vehicle in an accident and how safe the occupants are. If they catch a missing fuse. Bang, you bought it. My father wiped out what looked like a priemo 1968 Corvette. The ins. adjuster was ready to cut the owner a check for $32,000. He noticed that the engine had a shiney new EGR valve sticking out from under the shiney chrome air cleaner. Can anyone tell me what was wrong with this picture? GM didn't start installing EGR valves until the early 1970's. That $23.00 new
EGR valve cost the Vette owner $16,000!!! If he had installed a 1968 intake manifold, he might have gotten away with it.
He was representing it on the claim as completely restored. Completely restored doesn't include installing a 1973 engine in a 1968 car!!! Moral? They will look and they are trained to see every little thing so keep your car original at least where safety is concerned. I'm going to bed now so good luck. Jeff M.

Mar 09, 2014 | 2000 Ford Windstar

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Anti-Locks Growling

There was a recall on the ABS system on your truck. The problem was the ABS sensor on the front wheels were getting dirty and corroded causing a faults signal to the ABS module. The fix was to inspect the ABS sensor and clean them with brake parts cleaner and re-gap the sensor to the speed ring on the hub. The ABS sensor and speed ring is on the inside of the front wheel hub, spry brake parts cleaner and re-gap the sensor to the speed ring with paper folded 5 times. I feeler gauge will work but put a paper between the sensor and gauge cause the sensor is magnetic and the gauge will stick. Look for damages to the lead wire to the abs, but i think that's all fine since you did not mentioned any abs light on. You may be even lucky with just a good spray of the brake parts cleaner. Good luck and keep me posted.

Nov 03, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Silverado

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Saturn SL1, growling and vibration coming from right front wheel,

Might be a hub bearing. Those make a growling noise when they are bad. When it is on jack stands you should be able to put your hands on the top of the tire and the bottom of the tire and move it back and forth. and the same with putting your hands on the right and left side of the tire. if you can and it moves back and forth then the bearing is back. but becarefull not to get the movement confused with a bad ball joint or tire rod. which could also be your problem but they dont make a growling noise

Sep 22, 2009 | 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage

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Braking issues

have brake lines checked,brake wheel cylinder on rear checked and caliper on front checked.

May 11, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe

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Where is the abs brake controller?

An anti-lock braking system, or ABS (from the German, Antiblockiersystem) is a safety system which prevents the wheels on a motor vehicle from locking while braking.
A rotating road wheel allows the driver to maintain steering control under heavy braking by preventing a skid and allowing the wheel to continue interacting tractively with the road surface as directed by driver steering inputs. While ABS offers improved vehicle control in some circumstances, it can also present disadvantages including increased braking distance on slippery surfaces such as ice, packed snow, gravel, steel plates and bridges, or anything other than dry pavement. ABS has also been demonstrated to create a false sense of security in drivers, who may drive more aggressively as a result.[citation needed]
Since initial widespread use in production cars, anti-lock braking systems have evolved considerably. Recent versions not only prevent wheel lock under braking, but also electronically control the front-to-rear brake bias. This function, depending on its specific capabilities and implementation, is known as electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), traction control system (TCS or ASR), emergency brake assist (BA, EBA or HBA), or electronic stability control (ESP, ESC or DSC).

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May 10, 2009 | Ford Windstar Cars & Trucks

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Anti lock light came on

You have a serious brake problem, most likely the front brakes are metal to metal, have it inspected ASAP, many brake shops and tire stores do this for free.

Apr 07, 2009 | 2004 Buick Rendezvous

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Problem with my cruise control and ABS light on 03 Explorer

Anti-Lock Control —Vehicles Built After 03/2002 The 3-channel anti-lock brake system consists of the following components:
  • front wheel speed sensors
  • front wheel speed sensor rings
  • hydraulic control unit (HCU)
  • Anti-lock brake control module (ECU)
  • rear wheel speed sensor
  • rear wheel speed sensor rings
  • yellow anti-lock brake warning indicator
The 4-channel anti-lock brake system with traction control and stability assist system consists of the following components:
  • active brake booster with integral solenoid
  • brake booster release switch
  • front wheel speed sensors
  • front wheel speed sensor rings
  • hydraulic control unit (HCU)
  • stability assist module (ECU)
  • stability assist event indicator
  • lateral accelerometer
  • longitudinal accelerometer (4x4)
  • rear wheel speed sensors
  • rear wheel speed sensor rings
  • steering wheel position sensor
  • yaw rate sensor
  • yellow anti-lock brake warning indicator
  • brake pressure transducer
  • traction control switch
I suspect the abs issue is causing the speed control not to work if it happened at the same time the cruise control stopped working. When the yellow ABS light comes on, it means the ABS is dactivated. You may have a faulty accelerometer which senses acceleration and yaw (side to side lean). I have not seen a bad one but you said it is sensitive to acceleration.
I would unplug it and see what happens. The connector should have a small tab to depress so you can pull the connector out.
Here is where it is:

Accelerometer Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: The accelerometer is located under the center, rear passenger seat carpet. (I think you have to remove seat for access).
    Cut the carpeting along the perforations.
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. Remove the nuts and remove the accelerometer.
Have dealer hook up tester and pull fault codes if you can't find an easy solution.
Some background info
  • A malfunction in the anti-lock brake system will cause the anti-lock brake control module to shut off or inhibit the system. However, normal power-assisted braking remains.
  • Malfunctions are indicated by the yellow ABS warning indicator in the instrument cluster.
  • The anti-lock brake system is self-monitoring. When the ignition switch is turned to the RUN position, the anti-lock brake control module will carry out a preliminary self-check on the anti-lock electrical system indicated by a three-second illumination of the yellow ABS warning indicator in the instrument cluster.
  • During vehicle operation, including normal and anti-lock braking, the anti-lock brake control module monitors all electrical anti-lock functions and some hydraulic operations.
  • Each time the vehicle is driven, as soon as vehicle speed reaches approximately 20 km/h (12mph), the anti-lock brake control module turns on the pump motor for approximately one-half second. At this time, a mechanical noise may be heard. This is a normal function of the self-check by the anti-lock brake control module.
  • Pedal pulsation coupled with noise while braking on loose gravel, bumps, wet or snowy roads is normal and indicates correct functioning of the anti-lock brake system.
  • Warning Lamp Indicator
    The anti-lock brake system (ABS) uses the yellow ABS warning indicator to alert the driver of a malfunctions in the ABS.
    The yellow ABS warning indicator will come on to warn the driver that the ABS has been turned off due to a symptom that exists in the ABS. Normal power assist braking remains but wheels can lock during a panic stop while the yellow ABS warning indicator is illuminated.

    Please report back, I am curious if that is what it is. Good luck

    Mar 03, 2009 | 2003 Ford Explorer

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    Noise from drivers side

    hi how are you.there is a couple of things that will cause a rubbing sound.if it is a high pich sound then look at your dust cover behind your brake rotor.a low pich or a growling noise check your wheel bearing/hub assembly.with wheel off the ground wiggle it side to side and up and down you will have alot of play.or there is something hitting the tire.

    Feb 02, 2009 | 2001 Daewoo Lanos

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