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After the car has sat for a while, upon driving, the first few times I step on the brakes the ABS "chatters". The ABS light is on, then goes off, and then comes on again after a while and stays on until shutdown.

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  • graywerks Aug 24, 2010

    I have noticed when the ABS light is not on and I turn the wheel to the right, the speedometer shows a rapid drop in speed even though I don't hit the brakes and I am not slowing down. This does not happen when the ABS light is on.

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It seems you have an ABS fault, that lies either with a sensor, the ABS pump, or ecu. The ABS is also run by a computer that takes inputs from wheel speed sensors, vehicle speed sensors, brake pedal sensors etc and operates the brakes according to the inputs from these.......you say the car has sat there for a while.,......surface rust could have accumulated on the senor magnets at each wheel providing a false reading.......i would remove the wheels and visually inspect the sensors......then possibly take to an autp parts place and get them to retieve the fault code to give you a better understanding of exactly what the fault is so you can rectify it as quickly as possible.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

  • Robert Charpentier
    Robert Charpentier Mar 30, 2011

    Check for broken or missing tone rings on axle shaft too

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