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Re: abs light stays on
I believe you have to have the computers code cleared....try unhooking the battery for 10 minutes......that should clear out the computer.....if not bring to autozone or the local shop that runs odbc2 and tell them to clear the code.
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when the ABS light stays on it means there is a fault present in the ABS system and the ABS has been disabled, as long as the light is on u just have regular brakes with no ABS, there are many thinbgs that can turn the light on, most common is one of the wheel speed sensors is defective, since these sensors are about $75-100 each and there are 4 of them guessing is a poor idea, so what u need to do is have the ABS systwem tested, there will be a fault code present to help narrow down the defective part or wiring.
When u power up the vehicle ABS does a self test(light stays on a few seconds then cuts off) and if it see's a problem will shut off and illuminate the ABS lamp. It will also do a second test on iself when you reach a speed of around 12-15 mph,it will run the pump for a few seconds to check pressure and look at the speed sensors,if it see a problem here it will again shut down and illuminate the ABS light.
Now if the red brake lamp is on then it will shut down because it thinks you have a hydraulic concern and will not try and run ABS if this is the case.
If red brake lamp is on most likely if you have good brakes it is a problem with the float sensor in the master cylinder reservior,maybe its bad or just stuck,or just low on fluid.
I have heard of the 8.8 rear ends premeturely wearing out. Did you buy this car new or used? If you bought it used, you never know how the previous owner drove the car. Remove the rear cover and inspect the oil and gears inside. If the oil smells burnt, the rear end is most likely junk.