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Finding a fault code for ABS Brakes

Is there a way anyone can tell me how to recover the fault codes for the ABS system without a Scanner and to know what the codes are if there aren't to many

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Diagnostic fault codes can only be read through the use of a bidirectional scan tool. There are no provisions for "Flash Code" diagnostics.

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Isuzu ABS issue


what ISuzu in what body. KB? backie>? in what country>?
first off the brakes must be good for ABS to work
so we inspect brakes or
or we use a real ABS scanner, the PCM scan tools do not scan ABS, (in most cases) so you need to use the correct tool.
The ABS tool will in fact show a code. for sure.
sounds like your Isuzu shop is incompetent to me.

are you tell us that you took the car to Isuzu and the ABS light was off?
well if that is true then , it can be impossible to fix.
after all , you cant fix that which is NOW working.

if that is true,. only scanning the ABS failed works.
see?
or if lucky the brakes just need service.
(pads bad)
stuck caliper pistons. (hanging up, hot)
caliper guides stuck, (same reason)
air in the system, seems not.

ask the mech to drive car for day with a real ABS scanner in the car, and when it fails , scan the ABS.
or buy one your self and do that.
or if rich replace parts 1 by 1 in the blind hope of finding which part is intermediate. $$$$$$$$

scan the ABS not the PCM the PCM only knows ABS is failing.
scan the ABS to see all ABS codes.
and do so , only with ABS lamp glowing.

Aug 05, 2015 | Isuzu Cars & Trucks

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1998 f150 4x4 feels like I'm driving on ice when coming to a stop after start up. Abs light come on shortly after and brakes work as if there was never a problem. What is causing my brakes to not func


Abs detects each wheel of the rotation.i will check from the tire then monitor with the scanner to see the abs sensor on each wheel and chk any fault code as well.anyone of the abs sensor have not detect correctly,it will be not working right.that's the basic of ABS.good luck

Jan 26, 2014 | 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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ABS light stays on on a 1999 sat urn sl2


ANY Dash Light you get, that comes on or stays on after
the motor is running is a possible problem & a possible
fault code should be checked for

I'm at a loss with this site & the questions, because we have had these codes & vehicle systems for well over 30 years, yet no one knows the vehicle is in trouble & you have to check for codes

You need to run to a repair shop within a day, every time any
dash light or check engine light comes on,not ask questions
or continue to use the car

Any codes you get can be googled, to find the system that set
the fault light

Sep 01, 2013 | 1999 Saturn SL

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2010 freightliner cascadia with abs code SAE 254


the abs light is on, it telling you that there have a problem on your abs system, such as simple wiring issue with a sensor, or it could be as bad as an abs module. it need to be plugged into a OBD2 code scanner/reader to know exactly what part triggered the code.

Aug 08, 2012 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

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Vauxhall astra abs fault codes


Finding the fault code will not clear the problem if you reset the system without finding the cause the light will just come on again or the fault code will not clear.
Anything related to brakes should be checked out by a garage/mechanic and not ignored.
Its probably just an abs sensor failed but its better to be safe than sorry.
Sorry for the lecture but I wouldnt like to see anyone hurt due to brake system failure.

Jul 03, 2012 | Vauxhall Astra Cars & Trucks

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Best code reader for resolving basic electronic problems?


As what you say I try my best to find the most suitable diagnostic code reader for you, and not only the function is perfect but also the price is reasonable, it is ADS-1S .

ADS-1S is a Full-line vehicles fault diagnostic scanner system, which is based on pc desktop and laptop platform. It can test cars manufactured in Asia, America and Europe countries. It supports all kinds of vehicle communication modes. To learn more:

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May 10, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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2001 Monte carlo tract control light is always on and so is abs light always on...brakes are good rotors are good. is there a reset button?


The ABS light has nothing to do with the condition of the brakes. The ABS is is own system that relies on the braking system in order to function. If the ABS light is on there there is a fault in the ABS system. This will also turn off the traction control since the traction control uses the ABS system.

The best start is to have the ABS system scanned for trouble codes. This will give you a clear direction in which to start finding a solution. This will need to be done with either an ABS specific scan tool or a high end multi-function scan tool. You can also try your local auto parts store to see if they can do this for you.

Once you know what the codes are than you can start figuring out what to do to fix it.

Some common failures on these are bad wheel/hub bearings, bad speed sensors, broken speed sensor wiring harnes.

Post the codes and I'll be happy to help you further.

Sep 25, 2011 | 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Mark viii 95.abs lights is sometimes on, and the brakes dont work uniform when the are used(applied). the scanner dont give any problem. can anyone help me> ?


If the ABS light is coming on it has fault codes set. Are you sure that you are using the correct scanner? Are you sure you are scanning the correct connector? You MUST use a Ford Superstar II scanner or a scanner that can emulate Superstar II functions. The manufacturer does not offer any other method for retrieving codes on this system. The connector for the antilock system is located on the right radiator support under the right headlamp access cover.

May 09, 2011 | 1994 Lincoln Mark VIII

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My ABS light came on with out me useing the breaks is this normal?


No that is not normal. When the ABS light comes on and stays on you have a fault present in the ABS system and the ABS control module is alerting you to this problem. As long as the light is on the ABS brake system us disabled and you have in effect standard non ABS brakes. In order to find out what the fault is the ABS system must be tested by using a scanner, it will have a code in memory.

Apr 20, 2011 | Dodge Grand Caravan Cars & Trucks

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2001 Buick Lesabre ABS light stays on even resetting the system. brakes are good and responding just the light coming on and off.


What this means is that the abs module is seeing a problem in the abs system.This has nothing to do with the regular brakes.What you need to do is get the codes from the abs module and this will help in finding what could be causing the light to come on.When the abs light comes on the regular brakes will work normally but your abs brakes will be disabled.Let me know what codes you find and I can help or explain what the cause could be.Good luck.

Jul 28, 2010 | 2001 Buick LeSabre

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