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Anti-Lock Brakes, a safety system that allows the driver to maintain control of the car during a panic stop. The system prevents the wheels from locking up.

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Cyclical Thumping at Speed - 2007 Forester

2007 Subaru Forester 2.5L EJ253 4EAT A/T @ 15xK miles Strange cyclic thumping after 25/30mph. Worse when turning. Scraping/crappy noise when barely braking (Not the tattle-tale; checked. Pads are ...
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Honda Civic 2002 strange OBDII pinout

I have some trouble understanding the pinout of my OBDII plug. It appears that it has both grounds, K-Line, 12V and CAN Bus low (according to standard obdII plug). Therefore it does not have even one ...
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Does TPMS warning cause ABS and ESC codes in Chevrolet HHR?

My neighbor is elderly and I am assisting with her 2009 Chevrolet HHR, 2.2L non-panel. The cluster is showing warnings and messages for the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Antilock Brakes ...
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Brakes very rusty after recent replacement

Holden Cruze 2002 front tyre All drive or rotors are rusty now why only had them replaced spent 800. Plus other things all up spent 1580 there also abs light keep coming on EDIT: Does this picture ...
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ABS (Anti-lock Breaking System) light turns on in hot weather?

For the last 3 summers in a row I have observed that my ABS light in the dashboard turns on during hot summer days. It gets in this sticky state where it does not turn off automatically on its own. ...
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intermittent loss of brake pressure on a 2012 jeep wrangler

I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler and I've experienced something very scary three times in the past couple of years. I was driving up to an intersection and put my foot on the brake and the brake pedal went ...
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Can low battery voltage cause brake noises? - 2006 Civic

Driving a 2006 Honda Civic, right rear brake makes a clunking noise under medium to high braking. It sounds like the ABS but doesn't have the pedal pushing back like ABS does. Went to my usual ...
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Vibration and Brake Issues in Bajaj Dominar 400 UG motorcycle

I have a Bajaj Dominar UG-2019 motorcycle which I have riden for around 6000 Kms. I have been noticing that it vibrates a lot between ~3000 and ~5000 RPM and vibration reaches to footpegs and ...
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Front passenger brake keeps sticking at random

I have a 2007 Kia Sorento. 3 weeks ago the front right caliper or brake started sticking. So much so that there was an extreme amount of heat coming from the wheel area. So far we have replaced the ...
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Subaru many dash error lights after changing wheel hub (twice)

(Car #1 - 2012 Impreza) In the past I've changed both front bearing/hub assemblies on one of my Subarus, and that went fine. (Car #2 - 2011 Forester) Now I'm working on our other car - different ...
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Feels like ABS kicks in when braking

For the past week, my car (a Hyundai Tucson 2016 and 80 000 miles) started doing like ABS kicks in when braking, but rarely. It feels like when you're braking on ice (pedal starts vibrating) for 1 ...
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Dodge Grand Caravan loses cruise/abs/traction

I had a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and sometimes it would lose its cruise control and ABS and traction control all at once. Those things would just stop working and the ABS light would go on. We never ...
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Does the brake pedal always vibrate when ABS kicks in?

I’m curious about how ABS and brake pedal vibration works. There are two ways I could imagine it working: When ABS kicks in, it moves the pedal up and down. That physical act is what pumps the brakes....
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ABS: dangerous?

I have a 2007 Toyota SUV. Often when I've had to hit the brakes hard ABS kicks in and the pedal does the familiar 'click click click' in rapid succession. The vehicle keeps skidding, however. This ...
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2003 Hummer H2 - ABS and TC Warning Light Comes On, Can't Lock Wheels with Differential while Lights are On, and Disturbing Noises

At the moment of startup, there are no issues that are happening when the engine just started running. When I start driving, I hear a subtle squeak noise that seems to be coming from the front wheel ...
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ABS speed sensors not picking values less than 18kp/h

I have changed the sensors, but both front sensors are not reading the speed values less than 18km/h. Due to which brake and then abs lights come on. The readings are fine after 18kp/h. What could be ...
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Are master cylinders really different between ABS and non-ABS?

ABS was optional on my car, and most of the readily available replacement master cylinders are marked either "ABS" or "non-ABS". The "ABS" units are rare and are "...
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ABS light on intermittently - no error codes

I had this problem ever since I bought my car 7-8 years ago. The ABS light turns on rather randomly. Sometimes it stays off for months. Sometimes it turns on and of multiple times per day. It's a Ford ...
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VW Golf R mk 8 - suddenly developed 7 faults

Hope you can help. Got in my car this morning, turned on the ignition and out of nowhere it showed SEVEN faults. Error: ParkPilot Error: start-stop system Error: ABS/stabilisation control (ESC) Auto ...
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Ford Fusion ABS Pump Selection

I have a 2009 FWD Ford Fusion SEL with AdvanceTrac. The HCU/ABS Pump is having an issue that is apparently decently common with these cars, where a valve in the HCU gets stuck open after the ABS is ...
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Chevy Cruze 2011 ABS light on

The ABS light came on and not go away, then after reaching 20km/h the stability control came on too. Does this will be a risk while driving in summer?. The car seems to work ok in terms of brakes. ...
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ABS using both ABS magnetic ring + ABS toothed ring?

My SUV a Mazda CX9 2008 needs a rear bearing replacement, so picked up a rather budget wheel hub as the vehicle is close to retirement anyway. The vehicle has ABS, and the rear axle has the ABS ...
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2012 Honda Civic 1.8 ABS, VSA, Power Steering Warnings and Pump Runs Continuously

All the dash warning lights are on (ABS, VSA, Power Steering) as well as messages displayed on the information screen. hydraulic pump runs continuously, even with the car turned off. Brake reservoir ...
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How does Electronic limited Slip differential and Anti lock braking system work together in a car?

Does E-Limited slip differential assists the ABS to prevent the wheel locking? Edit1:Updated the Question from LSD to E-LSD. Let's take the case where one of the wheels is on an oily road and driver ...
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ABS Warning and Brake Calipers - Long Post

Edited: I received photos from the shop and I’m wondering if this changes any opinions. I have a 2016 Chevy Malibu LT 1.5L in Florida that we’ve had for going on 1.5 years. I’m sorry this is so ...
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Re-centering clockspring 2009 Subaru legacy

My horn no longer works, the steering radio controls no longer work, my airbag light is on. I have a bad clockspring. The dealer wants $650 to install new. I found a complete steering column with ...
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95 Acura Integra ABS dashboard indicator

A red dash "ABS" indicator is lit. I am assuming that an electrical measurement is taken and it is 'out of band' (tolerance). What exactly is measured? Fluid level? Position? Pressure? ...
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Can silver antiseize affect ABS sensors?

I recently did a full brake pad and rotor job on my Kia Sorento 2011 and it turned out well. No real issues. However I am now getting a few warning lights on my car that is indicating an issue with ...
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Interpreting ABS/DSC fault code

I have an ABS, DSC and handbrake warning light (the latter telling me it's likely from one of the rear wheels) on my BMW E46 320d from 2001. The warning used to be intermittent (it would go away, then ...
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Volvo c30 D5 electrical issues

I've had the dreaded "brake failure - stop safely" error message on my volvo c30 D5 2007, It appears to be a common fault amongst volvos. It's a recurring problem that happens 3-4 times a week under ...
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Volkswagen Vento ABS sensor repair

I am using Volkswagen Vento. Its one of abs sensor damaged. Is it possible to repair the sensor. One sensor worth 4k. During the first time the abs warning lights were disappear after pump the break ...
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Opel Corsa 1.4 brakes engages on its own

My car Opel Corsa 1.4 2009 is been driven just 36k km. A strange problem started a few days back. When I drive more than 10 km in city and restart the car with a small wait(<5 mins) the car ...
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What is this thing here?

My rear abs locks up when it rains, Brake light is on. This part sits behind the driver headlight area. I can't order the part unless we know what it is. 2002 Dodge Ram Van 2500.
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2005 Silverado 1500 Brakes Dragging Randomly

I have an 05 Silverado 1500 RWD, I have had an issue with my brakes for months now. My brakes tend to drag at least once a day, the pedal is very inconstant as well. It gets stiff and very close to ...
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Brakes knock and make springing sounds shortly after starting to drive

I have a 2008 Yaris T3. It's been serviced regularly, and at the last service the brakes (front and hand brake discs) were checked, and skimmed. That was about 4 months ago. About two weeks ago, ...
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Brakes messed up after service

I recently brought my truck to a shop to fix my ABS that displayed the "ABS indicator" light intermittently, fix/adjust my speedometer which was reading wrong, and replace some burned-out lights in my ...
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Chevy S-10 no brakes

I have a Chevy S-10 with 270,000 miles, RWD, ABS. One of the brake lines burst, and I replaced all of the lines. I used a pressure bleeder, and did an ABS bleed with the scan tool. I get a hard pedal ...
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2008 Saturn Vue tire replacement

I replaced the front tires last week - I could not afford to do all four. I have an appointment to replace the back ones on Thursday. This morning my ABS, traction control, and stability lights came ...
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2007 Vauxhall Zafira has ABS light on, then speedo failed and battery draining

I have a strange problem on a 2007 Vauxhall Zafira. We went on holiday for 2 weeks and when we came back we started the car and the ABS light on the speedo was lit. After a few days the speedo died ...
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Brakes are still soft. Do I need a new ABS Pump? 07 Mazda 3

I posted a while back about my brakes being spongy. I've tried a lot of different solutions to no avail. I bought my 07 Mazda 3 around 7 months ago. They told me about the spongy breaks, and said ...
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ABS activating at slow speeds

Have same issue. No ABS lite on , on my 2003 chevy Blazer. Most of the time when I brake the ABS comes on and there is never a ABS Lite. So which sensor could be bad? Also not that it is the ABS ...
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Brake pads excessively worn on one wheel one

The brake pads on the rear right caliper are wearing stupidly fast on my '06 Saab TiD. In 10k miles the rear right had gone down from 10mm to 4mm, whilst the left rear have only gone down 1mm. The ...
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ABS warning light has no issues, but ABS is not functioning

I have a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. I had a hard brake on the freeway the other day where the wheels locked up and I ended up skidding a bit. My ABS light was not on, and still isn't, but it's clear that ...
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Ford Transit - ABS Pump no power

I have a 2.2 FWD Ford Transit from 2009. My ABS/ESP and the red brake warning is on as well. When reading the error codes I normally don't get any ABS related codes. But when erasing the error codes,...
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Brake pedal grinds and lifts back up

Occasionally when I push on the brake pedal it starts to go down then suddenly feels like a grind and lifts back up as if brakes aren’t engaging. Then I put more pressure and it goes down again. The ...
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Brake pedal goes all the way to floor, after ABS was activated

Hopefully someone can point me in the correct direction, or at least give me an idea about this before taking it to the shop. The other night I was driving around, streets were pretty snowy around ...
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Battery voltage and ABS system

I have 2000 Honda HRV GH 3. I scanned my vehicle, It shows ABS System Failure, Battery Voltage Failure. Last year I changed the battery, it's a 45AH battery, A mechanic said to change to a battery ...
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2000 Suburban brake "Imbalance" issue

My son-in-law has a 2000 Suburban. We replaced all 4 rotors and pads as well as the left rear caliper. The caliper was replaced because upon completion of the initial brake job during the test drive ...
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Any special considerations for bleeding a modern vehicle with ABS and hill hold

After attempting to replace the rear discs and pads on my Mk6 2012 VW Golf 1.6 TDI, I've encountered a stuck piston on the off-side rear (the car is right hand drive). I'm at the point where I'm ...
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Elantra 1.6GLS 2003 - Brake pedal goers to the floor after changing rear brake line and bleeding

How can I bleed the Antilock Braking System (ABS) circuits on my 2003 Hyundai Elantra?