[A4] abs light

Igor Kessel kbattpo at verizon.net
Sun May 30 12:09:28 EDT 2004

Brian O'Connell wrote:

> Recently happened with my 98 A4 2.8Q, and haven't had
> it looked at yet since I'm going to have the timing
> belt and water pump replaced soon.  Can you give me an
> idea of the cost for a new ABS controller?
> -B
> --- Igor Kessel <kbattpo at verizon.net> wrote:
>>Thomas Stanton wrote:
>>>A few weeks ago my abs light and brake light came
>>on. After talking to local mechanics they all said
>>clean your wheel sensors and the light should go
>>out. I cleaned my wheel sensors and my lights are
>>still on. Where I live there are no real shops that
>>have all the electronics to read the computer on a
>>A4. My wife who drives the car every day tells me
>>that sometimes when she pushes the brake peddle the
>>lights will go off and when pushing on the brakes
>>they feel like the abs is wanting to kick on with
>>the pulsating feel. After a few minutes the lights
>>come back on.  It sounds to me maybe a wire is not
>>all connected, maybe corrosion is getting the best
>>of a wire. Help me out, please.
>>>98 A4 avant quattro
>>I hate to break the news to you, but most likely
>>your ABS controller is 
>>toast. It was the case with my '98 A4, as well as
>>with a lot of other A4 
>>of the same vintage.
>>If you VAG-COM the car and it does not communicate
>>with the ECU (Module 
>>1), and the ABS light is ON, you should prolly start
>>looking for a new 
>>ABS controller.
>>Igor Kessel
>>two turbo quattros in the stable,
>>the third one is in the works

$1,100 - new
~ $200 - used

Igor Kessel
two turbo quattros in the stable,
the third one is in the works

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