My ABS light went on shortly after I skid. Then my car shut off.
I was driving when I skid on ice and snow. I slammed my breaks on to avoid from wrecking. Shortly after my ABS light went on and then the car just shut off in the middle of the interstate. Does anyone know what could of happened to my car.
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There is a safety switch that shuts off the fuel pump off during a wreck. The switch used to be in the trunk on the left tire tunnel. But if it isn't there look in your owners manual it should tell you where the fuel pump safety switch is. God Bless Greg
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TAKE CAR TO A GARAGE OR DEALERSHIP HAVE THE ABS BRAKES AND TRACTION CONTROL CODE SCAN.YOUR ABS BRAKE SYSTEM WILL COME ON ADJUSTING BRAKE PRESSURE TO AVOID A SKID.THAT WHY LOW TRAC LIGHT COMES ON. MOST OF THE TIME WHEN YOU SEE LOW TRAC LIGHT DRIVING ON DRY ROADS PROBLEM IS IN THE ABS BRAKE UNIT OR BAD WHEEL SPEED SENSOR.
when you first start your car, all of the lights on the dashboard should light up -- if there is no ABS light there, you probably do not have ABS on your car. The slightly more risky way to test it would be to take the car out on an unused access road and go about 20 to 25 miles per hour, then slam the breaks as hard as you can. If the tires squeal on the road, then you do not have ABS. Please make sure you are going to be safe if you try to test your breaks -- make sure there are no other cars on the road ... make sure the road is wide enough that if your car skids to one side or the other that you will not hit anything ... make sure that your wheels are straight when you hit the breaks so you do not lose control. If you do not have ABS, you should perform a controlled skid ... if you do, your car will not skid, and for just a moment you should feel your breaks take control for you (slight pumping motion of the pedal under your foot).
Generally, if there is ABS in a car, there is a light on the dashboard to warn you when the system is not working properly, so if you don't have a warning light, you don't have ABS.
A loose connection to any of the four sensors to the wheels can be disconnected from debrie off the road while driving. They do get cut easily. If all looks good I would take it in for a check up. to many problems to tell about the ABS system and it is very sophisticated
Electronic Power Control. It controls the power to the wheels to keep them from skidding by keeping them at the same speed. It works best in the snow/ice/and mud. It gives the driver more control of the car in extreme situations. ABS keep you from skidding in a stop, and EPC keeps you from skidding under acceleration.
The car will drive like a normal car with out it. The problem can be found by using a VAG scan tool. It could be a wheel sensor, or the module.
That "grindy" feeling is when the ABS kicks in. It's only suppose to activate when you slam on the brakes and the wheels would normally lock. Instead, ABS will very quickly pump the brakes on and off, to prevent the wheels from locking (making a giant skid mark) and stopping the car more effectively. Generally this only happens if you slam on the brakes or loose traction due to rain or snow while braking. If this is happening often and the brake light is on, on the dash, then you need to get this checked out by a qualified mechanic ASAP.
ABS is the anti binding system this is the system that reduces your car from skidding if you break hard. on older cars you may have been told to pump the break in an emergency to reduce skidding well ABS does that for you.
it is still possible to drive your car without ABS but the light may be indicating something else that is wrong with your breaking system I recommend you have this checked by a certified machanic or dealership.
No need to worry, If you need to wait a while to get it fixed it won't make your van unsafe to drive. What more than likely happened is one of your ABS wheel sensors quit working on you. If you know someone with a Snap On Scanner with the ABS reader cartrage, you can find out wich one is not working. Untill then, you can safely drive, just keep in mind if you do slam on your brakes in the snow or ice, they will lock. It would be like driving an older vehicle without ABS. Anyway, no harm will come to you or your van because of the light on.
Hope this helps!