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1995 Geo Prizm ABS always light on.

I just got my left front CV axle replaced and now that amber-colored ABS light is always on; that is the ABS light comes on after a minute driving. Solid ABS light on; I still have normal braking at least. Could the shop mechanic have damaged an ABS sensor or not connected it right? I don't have the ABS codes and seems ridiculous to spend a lot just to get the codes.

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  • cleanartist7 Jan 07, 2009

    Now, actually, the amber ABS light comes on when I hit 45 mph. If under that it never comes on. Over that it stays on until the engine is off. Possibly metal fillings on the ABS magnetic sensor? ....that's what the mechanic said.

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I have the feeling that the cv was replaced with one that didn't have a tone ring (part of the ABS) on it, or the tech neglected to put the sensor back in the knuckle.
Definitely take it back. Good luck!

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

  • jennifer godlewski Jan 10, 2009

    Well they're pretty easy to clean if you're up to it (they're just glorified magnets), but the shop should have made sure to clean it off before putting it back in.
    If you were a customer in my shop, I would encourage you to come back in so that I could either fix it, or in the very least, make sure nothing else is shelling and throwing metal into the sensor.

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