I dont know if its the ABS or my brake rottiers but when ever i apply presure to my brakes beyond a little bit, the car bobs bad, its a 1997 audi a4 quattro 1.8L T, i pretty much have to down shift to avoid useing the brakes as much, what do you think the problem is? or is that car supposed to do that?
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Abs is a good feature on vehicles now days. It is designed to pump the brakes when applying, so it has very little skid of the wheels. , But without Abs if you slam on the brakes, you will still have conventional brakes, But the vehicle will slide more or less straight and hinder steering. With Abs you can steer and brake at the same time. Some cars have a feature to turn Abs on or off on dash. So if its a medium size car, Just pull the fuse and see if brakes are ok. This will save you big $$$ BUCKS. I have a 09 kia spectra and no Abs. I have very little problems in snow or rain. It depends on how fast you drive. I live in new york state. Good-Day! (YOUR OPTION )
Abs which stands for anti brake system has failed. In most cases replacing the control senor for abs will fix the problem. Where it is located on your car i dont know . Call your local autozone and they will help you out... Hope this helps and Please rate this post.
WHEN THE CONTROL MODULE TURNED THIS WARNING LAMP ON IT WAS TO ALERT YOU TO THE FACT A FAULT HAS OCCURRED IN THE abs BRAKE SYSTE, AND THE MODULE HAS DISABLED IT. WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW IS TO HAVE THE DEALER PERFROM A SCAN OF THE SYSTEMS CONTROL MODULE AND PULL UP THE FAULT CODE THAT IS STORED IN MEMORY WHENTHE LIGHT TURNED ON.
there really is no problem driving without the abs system. it isnt a part of your normal braking system. what abs is does is when slamminng the brakes, usually at relatively high speeds, it pumps your brakes so that the wheels will not lock up and cause your wheels to skid(ABS Anti-lock Brake System). this pumping also lets you manuver while your car is braking. without the abs system, your car will brake with the normal brakes. if it makes you feel comfortable, many new cars(basic cars) dont come with abs as it is considered an "extra." i would recommend fixing the abs if you have the money, because it can be the difference between hitting a car and not, but if you don't, then just take a little bit more precaution when braking. And if someone tells you to urgently fix it because it causes your car to become unstable, don't listen to them. ABS is a relatively new technology(came out in the 90's if im not mistaken) and cars have been around much longer. previous cars didnt have abs and the world was not thrown into chaos because of it. so like i said, if you have the money, you should fix it, but if money is tight, then its no biggie. like passanger airbags, better to have em, but not necesarry. hope this hleps. goodluck
The ABS system is related to emergency stopping, not normal brake use, where you don't want the tires to lock-up when the brakes are hit very hard. ABS stands for Antilock Brake System. When the ABS light is on, the ABS system is not active. This means the ABS will not be Antilock when you need it. This does not mean you don't have brakes. The brakes you have are normal brakes without the added feature of antilock.
The light is on because a system fault has been detected. Most of the time this is a wheel speed sensor that has failed. Basically the system works by having 4 wheel speed sensors connected to a control unit. The control unit determines how much braking presure each wheel needs according to how much pedal presure you are applying, related to the vehicle speed, and the rotation speed of each wheel. If one wheel is spinning slower than the others that would mean it is locking up (less braking efficientcy) and the control unit then reduces the presure applied to that wheel so it doesn't lock up.
If a wheel speed sensor goes bad the entire system can't function so it shuts down and it is now a regular braking system. This means that it will work and feel fine to you, the operator. But in an emergancy, the ABS will not function and the brakes may lock up which is not as efficient as ABS.
I recommend you get it scanned for codes and find out what is wrong. It is a great safty feature that I think you are better off with, than without.
Some auto parts stores will scan your car for codes for free, like autozone and others. Call around and find that free scan. Then take it to a reputable shop, dealer, or your brother-in-law who is a master mechanic.
The ABS system always is engaged when the brakes are applied. If you are talking about the ABS light coming on then it is a little bit of a different story. If the light has come on at all there will always be a code stored. I would take it to a shop that has a scan tool to read ABS lights and ask them what the computer is saying. This is the only true way to get this problem fixed.
IF YOUR ABS LIGHT IS ON YOU HAVE ABS PROBLEMS LET THE DEALERSHIP FIX IT.SOUND LIKE MASTER CYLINDER PROBLEMS.ITS CONNECT TO ABS MODULATOR.YOU NEED A TECH 2 SCANNER TO RELEASE THE TENSION MOTOR IN MODULATOR.YOU CANT FIX IT AT HOME.ITS A DEALERSHIP JOB..