Question about 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
I have a 2001 VW Jetta that has the ABS light come on with the message ABS Fault on the console. Typically it will brake just fine but once in awhile, there's a sound like an electrical motor going and the brake pedal will feel squishy and there's a crunch sound (like boots on snow). This lasts about 5-10 seconds and then the brakes are fine again. I've read mixed things online, some say it's the pump, others say it's the console itself. Given the BIG price difference between the two, I'm wondering if anyone's got a suggestion as to what it could be?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Actually, the switch you are referring to will cut the brake lights off when depressed, it is when extended that it will make contact, and light up the brakes. However, if it does nothing at all no matter what it's position, check the wires leading to the switch, and check the switch itself. If it lights up the brakes when you pull the switch off the rail, then you just need to readjust it, so that when you push the pedal, the stem is high enough to ride down with the pedal bar.
If the switch won't pass any current, simply replace your switch, and make sure that when you put the new one in, to adjust it's height above the pedal rail.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
SOURCE: abs fault on vw passat
After taking the car back to our most excellent garage they quickly diagnosed the fault with the ABS. It was to do with the gap between the sensor and the wheel - it has to be a very precise distance and was disturbed by the changing of the CV boot (seems to be a common problem).
Half hour later and it is as good as new - this was after lots of electronic testing etc. - the clue was that it didn't give any registered fault on the diagnostic computer.
Hope this helps you Saxoste
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
(glow plug light blinking) I have had this problem also and it was after i changed my timing belt it was because the timing was to far advanced i adjusted to timing with the vag com and pump cam and it solved the problem hope this helps
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
the only way you will find this out is to have a diagnostic machine plugged in and the fault memory read to check what fault is logged, it could be anything from a ABS wheel speed sensor to a control module fault, to save money in the long run i would advise you get the fault memory read first. hope this helps
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
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