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2006 merc mountaineer abs light traction control light brakes hard to push at times

Started out with just the lights coming on. now when i apply the brakes they feel like they are slipping. This morning it was hard to push the brake pedal and I had to pump it several times. did this about 4 times when I tried to stop and now they seem fine?

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SOURCE: 2001 oldsmobile silhouette traction corntol is off and ABS light

I agree with the post about the tail lights. And the symptom about the brakes on when starting was also helpful. When I took off my rear tail lights and removed the top light bulb (top of the 4 is closest to connector) then repeat starting the car the problem is gone. I have a whole drawer of these bulbs that I removed, not because the filament was burned out, but because the base (similar to circuit card edge connector) had heat damage and melted. I am not sure exactly what the problem is but I think there are multiple conductors in the fixture which are too close or get moisture shorts. Anyway I hypothesize the circuit for daytime running lights is leaking current into the brake light circuit, and it causes that module that controls traction control and ABS to declare a fault. When you start with foot on the brakes the brake lamp is pulled on (I don't know if switches hi or lo) so that module doesn't declare the fault until you release the brakes.

I put in new bulbs and it works fine for now, but I know it may reappear some day then I will repeat, disassembly of the fixtures and inspect bulb bases for heat damage and clean out and replace. That is what did the trick for me.

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SOURCE: 1993 toyota landcruiser brake problem

sounds like vacuum brake booster diaphram has failed. its behind master cylinder and probably needs replacing.

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SOURCE: abs and traction control light faults after a brake job. 2005 Pontiac grand prix

You have a bad sensor at one of the tires that need replacing that operates ABS and traction control. If you take it in to a shop it will run $130 but they can find which sensor is causing the problem. But if you do it you might have to replace all 4 sensors to make sure you got the right one. Every hard to diagnoses. Its better for the shop cause they can get electrical read outs for each sensor.

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SOURCE: 2000 montana brakes shutter and the abs light and

i had the same problem on my 2000 montana, used a scanner to check for abs code and found right front sensor throwing code, checked sensor and found ok, checked harness from sensor to connection under hood and found wiring circut at the plastic clip where harness hooks to sensor was bad, replaced harness from connector to sensor and problem went away

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SOURCE: 2002 buick lasabre ABS light comes on and

NOPE IF ABS LIGHT IS ON AND YOUR BRAKES DONT FEEL RIGHT.HAVE IT TOWED.DONT DRIVE.

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