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ABS My ABS and TCS light come on all the time...when stopping teh brakes pulse and make noise as if they were working to prevent sliding in icy conditions(this is on dry roads!) I was told I may be able to shut off the ABS

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  • amahlum35 Oct 08, 2008

    My ABS and TCS light comes on intermittently for no reason. Also, with or without the light coming on, the car does not seem to accelerate and feels like the brakes are stuck on. The RPM will go up, as well as the accelerate, but does so very slowly. When I push the brakes they are extremely difficult to push in as if the ABS are on. Subsequently during this time when I take my foot off the gas the car slows almost immediately by itself.

    Does anyone know what is going on or how to fix it?

  • godzilla7272 Mar 15, 2009

    I have the same problem (grinding brakes, ABS pulse on normal pavement). I was told to get the car scanned at the dealer while the lights are still on (ABS and TCS). Unfortunately, everytime I try to do so the lights go off right before I get there. Since it has been a few months since your post, I would assume youve gotten it fixed by now. What was the diagnosis?



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You may have a wheel sensor or sensor ring damaged or defective at the one of the wheels, that will cause the ABS to think a wheel is locked up and give the problem you have. To disable the ABS remove the fuse or relay, I would not recommend this route, ABS can save your life and those you love in a out of control situation, SUV's are very prone to situations that ABS reallly saves you.........

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