Ever since my husband and I bought our van our ABS Light has been on and we seem to go through our brakes fairly quickly. I was wondering if the two have anything to do with each other and how I could get that light turned off. Also the airbag light is on as well.
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Re: ABS Light is ON?
Anti-Lock Break System is activated.it could be somthing as simple as a sensor out of adjustment or rust
build up or a tooth missing on the exciter rings, now and then i have
seen a broken wire right off the sensor. without actually looking at
your car with either a scanner or at least a meter or your wheel
sensors it can be hard to say any more. increase your following
distance and make an appointment to get your car looked at.
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ABS runs off the speed sensors located in the wheel bearing. You have to replace the entire bearing to fix it. Just because the ABS is not working correctly doesn't mean that you don't have brakes. They will continue to work. You can have it scanned for free at a parts store. Repost with the code number/s and we can go from there. Also it could be another problem other than the speed sensors. Let me know
The brake light may be on because of low fluid.The traction control is on because the abs light is on.System requires the abs to be actively working for traction control to work.The most common cause of this is a wheel speed sensor which on this vehicle is part of the bearing hub assembly.You will need a scan tool to locate where the fault is in the abs system.
You actually have two separate problems. The brake pull to the right is indicating the left side brake is not working properly. You will want to remove the left front wheel, collapse the caliper piston and make sure the caliper is floating freely on its mounts.
With the piston collapsed you should be able to slide the caliper inboard and outboard of the rotor. If not, you will want to remove the attachment pins, clean and lubricate the pins. If they are grooved or worn you will have to replace them.
The second issue of the ABS light is indicating the system has detected an electrical sensing or control problem. Take the vehicle to your local Auto Zone or Advance Auto and ask them to scan the vehicle for trouble codes. They will scan it for you at no charge.
Chances are you will find a wheel speed sensor problem at one of the wheels.
Write the codes down and respond back, we can start diagnosing the problem,
Good luck, let me know.
Hi. this light is a warning that concerns the ABS sensor and mechanism assembly. there is a central module and connecting sensors that are attached to each axle/rotor. If any of the sensors become unstable or starts to malfunction, the main module will detect this anomaly and it will trip the light via, the ECM.
I recommend taking this vehicle in so that the ABS techs can diagnosis this issue and they can pin point which sensor or mechanism is malfunctioning.
You vehicle seems to operate in a normal manner at this point but, you will actually have to be in a hard braking situation in order to experience this malfunctions results. If you where to initiate a hard brake while the ABS system is in safe mode(light on), your vehiclewould simply lock up. It would not provide the ABS actions due to this malfunction that is evident at this point.
This light can Mean a Few Different Things. It could mean that the Brake Pads are in need of Replacement, The Brake Master Cylinder needs to be Replaced, It could even be Telling you that You were Bracking very Hard Earlier on. Like you would not Know! LOL If it does not go off and the Brake Pedal is ok and it will stop ok, Just Run into a Brake shop and have them take a Quick look and see if these things are OK. Please Rate my Solution, I need all the Help that I can Get! Thanks!
Yes, I never did like ABS brakes because of this. What you have experienced is the ABS system working as it is designed to do. I know, it doesn't seem like you should still be moving after slamming on the brakes, but here is how it works;
When you apply a fast and hard pedal and the ground beneath you is wet the wheels stop at different times. There are sprockets mounted to the rear of the rotors, with magnetic sensors that monitor the wheel info. for all four wheels mounted next to the brake calipers. On a hard stop when the sensor detects one wheel stopping and another still going, these sensors send "pulses" to each wheel until the vehicle has stopped without the brakes having to lock up. The pulsiing is what you experienced and is a normal part of the ABS function.
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