ABS Issues

Phil and Judy Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Sun Dec 5 15:02:42 EST 2004

At 11:08 AM -0500 12/5/04, Paul Luevano wrote:
>Mike Miller wrote:
>>  Paul, does it do that when stopping in a straight line or only when
>>  turning/stopping - like pulling into a prking place? I've suspected a bad
>>  ABS sensor for a while on mine, but it only does it on slow turns. The ABS
>>  light also will occasionally come on when hitting a bump - just have to hit
>>  the ABS sw twice to turn it back off.
>Mine is very hit or miss.  Often, as I pull out of my house, the ABS off
>light will come on before I even get to the end of my street.  It does
>seem to come on more often when I'm turning at slow speeds, but it has
>also come on when I driving in a straight line.  It doesn't seem to happen
>at highway speeds, i.e., I turn the ABS back on, and it stays on.
>I am suspecting either a bad sensor, or gunk on the ABS teeth.

I'd expect that a bad sensor could activate the ABS unnecessarily 
rather than turn the ABS system (light) on or off. What about your 
ABS switch? It can be pulled apart and cleaned--or have you already 
tried that? On my car the dirty switch was preventing me from being 
able to turn the ABS off.


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