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I just purchased a 2005 dodge Dakota last week and I drove it a little more than 100 miles and the abs and brake light came on. What should I do

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You probably need new rotors for your braking system. if the rotors become excessively worn, they tend to produce excessive heat, which interferes with the antilock brake system.

there is a small chance that the rotors can be "turned" at an auto shop instead of being entirely replaced. rotors tend to wear unevenly, and should be "turned" every time the brake pads are changed. "turning:" the rotors is a process where they grind down an unevenly worn rotor to straighten it's surface back out, and is commonly ignored by "do-it-yourself'"'ers and "shade tree"mechanics.

if you are determined to do it yourself, you will have to just replace the rotors, as only an experienced mechanic can determine *for certain* whether "turning" the rotors is still an option, as well as the process of "turning" rotors requires the use of a specialized grinding machine. i would strongly advise against (i.e. FORBID!!!) attempting to use a common grinder or lathe to "turn" the rotors yourself, as this will almost certainly result in rotors which are still uneven, or, more dangerously, ground too thin to be safely used. DO NOT attempt to grind rotors yourself, or you may damage your rotors beyond repair and/or turn your vehicle into a deathtrap!!!

if teh ABS light is coming on simply because your rotors need "turned", then you will *likely* notice an apparent shuddering or shaking when applying the brakes. if your rotors are overheating because they have been worn too thin, then you will not necesarrily have any noticeable shudderring or shaking.

if they are worn too thin, then "turning" is not an option, and the rotors will have to be replaced entirely.

Posted on Mar 26, 2011


The same thing you did the last time, any light came on your dash

Have the codes retrieved,the issue diagnosed and repaired

Just another Malfunction Indicator Lamp-this time
for the Braking System

Posted on Mar 26, 2011


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