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Problem #1 when i step on the brakes the four wheels lock. the abs light functions o k. problem #2 after traveling a while, if i have to stop then continue trans will not shift out of ist gear. I have to turn key off restart engine the it will act normal. This is spasmatic does not alwas happen. car is a 1997 nissan quest minivan

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  • nspadola4c Apr 23, 2009

    I had all four weels equipt with new brakes three months ago. when lock up started had the mechanic check his work, he replied all the brakes were clean and in working order. that it seems to be a sensor problem. installed a new speed sensor-- wheels continue to lock up. I'm now seeking, i think possable some other sensor might be the problem.

  • nspadola4c Apr 23, 2009

    the abs light on dash functions normal. also all four wheels lock up

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I would first remove the fuse for the antilock brakes from the underhood fuse box. 20 amp yellow fuse.
That will stop the ABS pump from working. If it still does it, then it is not the ABS. And, I don't think it is. ABS keeps the brakes from locking up.

Also, does it really lock up all wheels or just one or two? I would gues just one.

For #2, you can conduct self test on trans to get fault codes. Go to this site where our team can help you for free. lots of villager/quest files with solutions

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Check the following:

1. Visual inspections of brake system (pads, calipers, disc, hydraulic line, electric wire) and suspension components show no obvious signs of locking. Still want to look closer at hydraulic lines for signs of crimping or obstruction in return lines. Failing that, what else could cause a single, front wheel lock sufficient to scallop the tire? Where can we look in the vehicle to confirm cause of the lock we observed from the tire? Is it possible that wheel locked and then "unlocked" at some point, so that there is (now) no physical sign of why it locked

2. ABS light is "on" on dash, get it scanned by Nissan that will give the correct result.

Let me know the status ....

thanks
K

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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    Legin Varghese Apr 23, 2009

    I think it is an ABS issue as a car with ABS, wheels should not get locked that is the whole purpose of ABS. ABS prevents wheel lock-up. It seems issue with the ABS wheel speed sensor.
    Get it check.... Let me know if you need any assistance
    Thanks
    Kevin


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