When 'ABS" light comes on, vehicle has no power...
I thought that the rear brake was binding, but it is not. The brake pads
are still good., adjusted it. Still doing it very often. When the light comes on, the vehicle has no power especially on acceleration...
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Because the problem is not with pads and/or calipers. If the lights come on only when you brake, you may have a light bulb out. If they come on when you start the car and they stay on, you have a problem with your ABS system (anti-lock braking system). The systems self-check when you start the car, so the light should come on and then go out. If it comes on and stays on, the ABS system has failed. You need to have the vehicle serviced to repair the ABS system.
do not attempt any adjustments. replace the front brakes when they need it. if you try to adjust the proportioning valve you will lock up your back brakes and risk loosing control of your vehicle. you risk ruining the ABS system in your car which will cost you far far more to replace than a cheap set of brake pads. the front brakes do most of the stoping, that is why they wear out much faster than the back brakes. it is VERY IMPORTANT that you DO NOT attempt to adjust your brake proportioning valve.
Yes, when you replaced pads on the rear brakes you need to readjust the rear brakes. This is usually very simple to do. Find a safe area to back up about 50 ft. You want to start the vehicle backing up then hit the brakes hard to activate the automatic adjusters until the E brake works. Do this about 3 times then try the Emergency brake and see if it holds. If it doesn't repeat the process. The ABS warning probably came on because a rear caliper extended too far so check those and make sure the boots on the ends of the calipers did not come off. If they did, collapse the caliper and replace the boot. In some cases with older vehicles you can actually adjust this manually with a flat screwdriver from the back side of the drum. To do that you want to adjust it until the rear pads make full contact with the drums then back it off 3 to 5 clicks. so the pads clear the drum in normal operation but are close enough to work when you apply the brakes.
Yes the rear has sensors, but seeing you just had front pads installed, I'd look for a loose or broken wire in the front first. I've installed front pads with the sensors and thought I got them installed right, come to find out they were not making good connection on the pads.
Please DO NOT drive in with the vehicle in this condition!!!!
What you have going on is that the brake caliper (part that holds your brake pads) is bad and sticking. Just remove it, get a NEW one from any chain autoparts store,and replace it. You will have to get a new set of pads as well,as due to the binding, the ones on there now are trashed.
Again,PLEASE do NOT drive in this condition as yours and your fellow drivers ,as well as your passengers safety is at stake.
if you have abs the electic noise you hear is most likely coming from the abs modulator. as for the rear brakes intermittently locking up, the most common problem is overadjusted rear brake shoes, under adjusted rear brake shoes, or excessive brake dust inside the drums.
Bleed right rear,left rear, right front, left front in that order to be sure of good bleed but the brake booster makes it easy to push pedal. Make sure of no leaks from master cylinder. Otherwise brake hoses being soft will also hurt baking quickly.
hi to get the pads in you did screw the calipers pistons all the way back and you should have backed the hand brake cable off as well then adjusted the cable afterwards problem with self adjusting calipers is you can adjust the handbrake cable and the brakes are ok until driven then they can bind so try backing the adjustment off on the handbrake [should really change both calipers as a pair to keep the axles brake balance but this is not anything to do with the brakes binding] best of luck paul