Question about 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

1 Answer

1999 Plymouth grand voyager ABS

I wanted to know if it is safe to temporarily disconnect the ABS system on my car. I need to make a trip home and can't afford the 600$ to fix them now. Are the ABS really for bad weather or all around driving. I am desperate. thanks

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • talia418 Jan 12, 2009

    I am trying to do as much reading about this now before I make my final decision. Every place I read it seems everyone who has issues has the brake going to the floor. Mine is the opposite the break pedal gets stiff and I can smell a burning when I get out. I am going to read on and see what I can find. Thanks for all the help.

    Just curious what is this about disconnecting the battery so the computer resets. Could this be a simple solution?

  • talia418 Jan 13, 2009


    Think I posted this twice. Here goes. Someone(another mechanic)told me to just pull the ABS main fuse from the fuse box. He said this will disable the ABS. I thought it was much more then this. Any thought? My break doesn't sink to the floor just the opposite it gets stiff and then it gets a little difficult to excel. I also smell a burning smell from the front right tire. I recently had the brake lines changed and that mechanic told me the ABS was automatically engaging itself when it wasn't needed. Going on for no reason.

    I looked into renting a car for my trip but just can't afford it. Hubby's company just went bankrupt he won't have a job much longer. I just want to make the trip and come home. Any thoughts? I couldn't find a site to tell me how to disable the ABS. I would give it a go myself.


  • talia418 Jan 13, 2009

    So pulling the fuse alone won't do it? It is night now I will give a look tomorrow. Hard to believe I am a mechanics daughter and don't know anything about this. My dad felt a girl shouldn't be under the hood and he is 8 hours away from me now!

    Thanks for the info. I wish I could find a specific site online that shows me where this all is in my car. I want to toss this car into the OCEAN!!

  • talia418 Jan 13, 2009

    Does pulling the fuse help? is it a solution? or does it not matter. If it is as easy as that I would be very happy.



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 409 Answers

You can have the ABS disabled although it is not advisable. Keep in mind on icy , wet, slippery roads without ABS you could lock the wheels causing a slide. Be careful on your trip if you decide to do this.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

  • 3 more comments 
  • John Weathers
    John Weathers Jan 12, 2009

    Disconnecting the battery won't clear any codes. Back before OBDII that was the way to clear the memory. Not anymore though. Did you have the ABS scanned for codes. What were they?
    Did someone tell you it was an ABS problem and not a brake vacuum booster problem. 

    If you really have to step down on the pedal to get the car to stop you could have a booster problem or bad relays in the ABS hyd. unit. (Unit with all the brake lines going to it under the hood.)
    Keep me posted on what you paln to do.

  • John Weathers
    John Weathers Jan 13, 2009

    If you can find the ABS unit under the hood just pull the black off (1 torx screw holds it in place) and remove all the relays you see.( Small black or silver boxes) that should shut the system down. 

  • John Weathers
    John Weathers Jan 13, 2009

    A7/3 is the ABS hydraulic unit. This picture is kinda generic.

  • John Weathers
    John Weathers Jan 13, 2009

    There is a site but it cost around 30.00. But you get all the repair info for your vehicle. Component locations, wiring diagrams, test procedures etc... Its 

  • John Weathers
    John Weathers Jan 13, 2009

    Try pulling the fuse and see if it makes a difference in how the brakes feel.



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Plymouth Grand Voyager that I just replaced the egr valve on, and it wont crank over. any ideas?

Sounds strange that "no crank" after just changing EGR valve...go back to basics...check the battery post connections, all of your lights can still work with a dirty connection...the starter requires a lot more juice to crank...Hope this helps.

Apr 29, 2015 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

1 Answer

1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager need help. Husband says ignition locked up. Help!

Disconnect BOTH battery terminals. Touch both cables together, then reconnect. Remember! Both Cables MUST be disconnected from the Battery!

Feb 28, 2015 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

1 Answer

Need Ignition code for my 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

You will need a Locksmith, Dealership, or Local shop with the proper scan tool to program to Diagnose the system, or program a new key to it.

Feb 28, 2015 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

1 Answer

I know all about replaceing the fuel pump i just want to know if you can syphon the gas out first on a Plymouth Grand Voyager 1999? or is there some other way to get it done? last time we had no gas

You most likely have to remove the filler
hose, to drop the tank,so syphon the gas
directly from the tank with the hose off,
where ever your going to remove it from

Nov 02, 2014 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

1 Answer

My 99 Plymouth grand voyager has a recurring brakes problem.What could be wrong?

Fixed--- I don't think so !!

3 Mechanics-that is sad

How about the power brake booster?
Was that checked & the vacuum check valve okey?

You wouldn't be happy if that solved the issue & you
got the valve off the wall on a trip thru the parts store
& installed yourself

What about ABS Issues?

What happens if you command the valves open
with a scan tool,bleed system & test drive with scanner
and valves still open or disconnect the motor to it & drive
around a few days.

I remember a load leveler valve under the back on
the drivers side on some caravans?

The fluid has to go somewhere,if not back into the reservoir,
then the abs unit maybe.

Better check the not leaking part yourself, unless you don't
loose any fluid

You bleed them there okey for 3 days,why,that is the key,
then what?

Oct 02, 2012 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

1 Answer

What is code 23 for 1999 plymouth grand voyager ls

your cold air intake air sensor is either bad, disconnected or dirty.

Mar 04, 2011 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

1 Answer

Chrysler grand voyager 3.3 2000 TC and ABS ligts are on but what is the issue? How to fix it?

the likely problem is there is a problem with the ABS system. Since the traction control uses the ABS to function if there is a problem with the ABS it will fisable the traction control.

Have the ABS module scanned for codes. There are hundreds of possibilities and you can break the bank blindly trying one thing after another. The trouble code(s) will point you in the proper direction. Either a particular wheel or a particular part. Once you know you can concentrate on that wheel or part of the ABS system.

The most common problem is wheel speed sensors and broken exciter rings.

Nov 23, 2010 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

1 Answer

Anyone know about fuel pumps PLEASE HELP!!

ask a dealership talk to a service tech

Feb 17, 2009 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

1 Answer

1999 Plymouth grandvoyger ABS issues

Are you sure its not the ABS sensor (which determines when to apply the ABS system based on pedal pressure)?
You might want an second opinion..
Your mechanic will be reluctant to disconnect your cars factory ABS for obvious liability reasons, but it CAN be will retain all normal braking performance, but obviously lose your panic stop brake modulation which is provided by the ABS system....I would not recommend it

Jan 12, 2009 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Logo

Related Topics:

2,204 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Plymouth Experts


Level 3 Expert

77544 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8826 Answers

Are you a Plymouth Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides