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Abs light comes on when driving

When you start to drive the abs light comes on and stays on.

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It's around a 200-250 dollars per wheel to repair assuming it's wheel speed sensor. If it's the ABS Control Module it's big bucks. Dealer wants 55.00 just to read the code. If you can do it yourself than have the code read at an Autozone and buy the part online. I didn't want to deal with fixing it myself and throwing money into a 13 yr old van thats transmission can explode at any time (I'm on my 3rd). I just pulled the "L" 60A fuse from the engine compartment which disables the ABS. The brakes work fine without ABS. The light will still go on shortly after you start it but this disables the Mechanical ABS test that starts when you hit 4 MHP. The test makes all kinds of noise and messes with the brake pedal temporarily. Everytime I get down to the end of my street it went off, scared the **** out of my teen drivers. Now the only annoying thing is the light but I can live with that.

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Best to have a brake professional check these problems out...may just be a sensor.

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  • rattosh51 Sep 10, 2009

    Best to have a brake professional check these problems out...may just be a sensor.

  • rattosh51 Sep 10, 2009

    Best to have a brake professional check these problems out...may just be a sensor.

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