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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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How do I drain the brake fluid for a 1999 BMW K1200RS?

I need to drain the brake fluid for my 1999 BMW K1200RS with ABS in order to do some minor service on the Master Cylinder, but I don't have a service manual for the bike. How should I go about doing ...
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Fix / Replace ABS module

I have an Audi A6, 2000. My ABS light is on, and the brake light blinks. I was told that the ABS module needed to be replaced at the cost of $850 minimum. Is there a way to get these things fixed ...
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Brakes grinding when roads are snowy

I have a 2013 Chevy Cruise that has new brakes changed by the dealership, and they work perfectly in the rain, and dry conditions. But when there's snow on the ground, the brakes often start grinding, ...
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Trying to bleed brakes, but getting no fluid out

I replaced the calipers, rotors, and pads on a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. I'm trying to bleed the brakes and I'm having trouble. I've got a Mityvac brake bleeder and I'm starting on the passenger side ...
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ABS Pump motor disassembly

I have the strong suspicion that the motor of the ABS Pump is not working anymore in my Ford Transit 2.2L (2008). So I want to remove the motor and check the carbon brushes. As I see it the motor ...
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Assuming identical and sufficient ABS, and ignoring aerodynamics, are tires the only factor for braking distance?

I had my first accident two days ago (minimal injuries so don't worry about that), and it's got me thinking about a lot of different aspects to driving and cars, such as braking. Had my braking been ...
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Did slamming on my brakes really fix them?

I have a 2006 Mazda 3 that until yesterday, had soft/spongy brakes. A few days ago I brought it to my local repair shop to take care of the problem, and $300 later, I had new front pads and machined ...
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Is it possible to retrofit an ABS?

Is it possible to (and safely) retrofit an ABS system on a car/van? The vehicle in question is a Suzuki APV. Some overseas models come with ABS as standard but not where I live.
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Occasional ABS fault

'04 Cavalier, 120K mi. We've had it for 6 years, driven every winter. Now, this winter, we occasionally get an ABS fault. This probably always occurs under slipping conditions. When it happens, ...
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I just replaced my CV Axle and the now the brakes are making scary noises

I have a 2011 Toyota Corolla and my CV joints were starting to make popping noises. I replaced both driver and passenger axles. The car drives fine, but after about 20MPH the brakes make weird ...
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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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Is it possible to lock wheels when ABS is working?

I have a Nissan Primera P12, which is equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS). When I normally brake, wheels don't lock and car comes to a stop as expected with any ABS system. Although if I'm ...
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Installing a battery in a carbureted motorcycle with ABS

I've got a 2005 Honda CBF600SA carbureted four-stroke motorcycle with four cylinders and ABS. I need to re-connect the battery but don't remember exactly how the cables were configured; which cables ...
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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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Mechanical ABS system - Scam or Legit?

This question is not wrt. fully mechanical fly wheel based systems seen in a few cars back in the 60's. This question is with respect to a few brands (among which are many no-name manufacturers) which ...
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ABS kicks on when I am moving very slowly

My anti-lock brakes engage when I am moving no more than 2-3 miles per hour. This only happens occasionally. Everything looks goods regarding my brakes (pads, etc.). They engage just fine in the ...
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Under what conditions “BRAKE” light in dashboard can be related to malfunctioning ABS?

On my Chevrolet Aveo 2007 I have had ABS light intermittently turning on and off for around a year. Besides the ABS light in dashboard, braking seemed to work normally until 2 weeks ago when ABS ...
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Skill level and safety critical risk level for ABS module replacement

2004 Ford Taurus SES DOCH 24V 160,000 miles ABS indicator light, parking brake light and trip computer error "Check Brake System" all illuminated. (Two days after having O2 sensors and spark ...
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Rear ABS Sensors Peugeot 307

I have a Peugeot 307 and the passenger side ABS sensor had recorded a fault (after an expensive Diagnostics) so I replaced both rear sensors now there is an ABS fault on both rear wheels communication ...
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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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Cannot Access ABS-control-unit with ODB2-adapter

I have an ODB2-Bluetooth-Adapter(link) to access the ODB-Protocol with my android-smartphone. It is basically working. The app that I use ("Torque") can connect to the ECU, shows me different values ...
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Testing ABS system

Is it possible to test the ABS system of two wheeler other than riding myself or someone else? Whenever I give my motorcycle for servicing, I never saw them testing it's functionality. By this, can I ...
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How can I know if a TSB has been applied to my vehicle?

I have a 2013 Infiniti JX35 with a brake pedal that is softening when the car is at a full stop. An independent auto shop says that the ABS needs to be reprogrammed by the dealership as described in ...
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2006 Pontiac G6, 3.5 V6 - ABS and Traction Control Lights in Pontiac G6

I own a 2006 Pontiac G6, 3.5 V6 with 155,000 miles. I was coming to a gentle stop when the ABS activated, and the brake pedal vibrated as though I lost traction. Before accelerating, both ABS and T/C ...
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Reading ABS diagnostic codes on a Volvo 940

I want to read any fault codes stored in my 1992 Volvo 940's ABS module. I've tried the procedure described in the popular 700/900 series FAQ without success. That procedure involves plugging the car'...
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Brake pedal is pulsing when I apply brakes? Is it caused by ABS?

I have had issues with ABS light for around a year where the light occasionally comes on and off. However, the brake pedal has been misbehaving only in the last two weeks and I am getting really ...
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Do I have to reprogram the ABS module to fix the ABS light on 528i BMW?

I'm not sure if this is true but I've heard that in order to fix my ABS light, they have to remove the module and send it out to reprogram. Is this true?
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How to diagnose ABS problem (ABS light on) on a 1992 Volvo 940 turbo diesel estate?

The ABS light came on after car was not used for a few weeks and a new battery fitted. The ABS light is now on all the time. The garage can't find the diagnostic plug. Any ideas on either of the ...
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I thought my brakes went out, but now I still don't know what caused my accident

I recently had a car accident where I gave myself a couple hundred feet to slow down before a car stopped at a red light. My car did not stop, even after pushing my brake pedal as far as I could. I ...
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Honda Accord: ABS Sensor hasn't fixed problem

first post on here, so answers gratefully received. I have a Honda Accord 2006, ABS sensor line was ruined by flapping tyre in a blowout on the motorway (freeway). I ordered a new sensor (non-Honda) ...
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Turning off Toyota Yaris ABS system

I unplugged the ABS fuse from my Toyata Yaris 2006 1.5 Hatchback CE to turn off the ABS system which was giving me trouble when trying to stop on snowy/icy roads. The car stops much better now, so ...
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ABS and VSA lights on

On my 2006 Honda Civic 1.8 liter car. The VSA and ABS lights are on when the brake is applied. The car doesn't stop and makes a judder and a sound like grinding metal. The brake pads where changed ...
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2000 Ford Taurus ABS reluctor ring grinding on lower ball joint

My Taurus started to make a grinding noise in the front. When I looked at it I could see the ABS reluctor ring was grinding on the lower ball joint. My plan is to replace the axles/reluctor rings, but ...
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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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Mustang 95 hand brake and abs problem lights on

(Sorry for my lack of mechanical English experience) I just bought a 95 Mustang. When I made my first test drive all was well, except a problem with my disc brake (they aren't even) but this doesn't ...
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Mercedes B200 ABS+ESP+Tire Pressure lights after simple repair

Description of the issue at hand I just took my car to a mechanic (non-Mercedes specialist) that replaced both front wheel bearings. Other than that, no other repair was made. Other than the bearings ...
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What are the effects of not having ABS?

I recently realised that my car does not have ABS. Would my stopping distances increase? Does it make a lot of difference in good conditions (e.g dry, smooth roads)? Would it make any difference in ...
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Push back /Obstruction feeling while braking

I have 2014 Audi A4 and recently I drove on 1 inch snow and on sleet. I noticed when I tried to brake gently, I felt like something is pushing me back for a sec or two. I didn't feel anything while ...
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ABS light is on

My ABS light came on and stays on. The front end only makes a noise when braking for the first time but is fine stopping every other time until I put it in park and shut it off. I will run into a ...
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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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What causes dashboard indicators go off, ABS and brake indicator on intermittently?

I have a 2009 Toyota Camry. We just replaced the alternator and battery a month ago. Since this morning we have been having an intermittent dashboard indicator problem while driving: The rpm, and ...
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Audi A4 tick / scratching noise, parking brake fault

So I picked up my 2011 Audi A4 Avant last week, and it's been an extremely good car. The car has followed service intervals, and has current gone about 86,000 km ≈ 53,000 miles. The other day, I got ...
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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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Cluttering sound during braking and turning at low speeds when ABS is active

This is a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo sedan. I am having issues with my brakes. When I step on the brakes at low speeds while driving in my complex where there are speed bumps, I hear a cluttering sound that ...
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How or where to determine/find the pinout for the Canyon ABS pump (545-00579)

I am trying to connect to an ABS pump taken from a 2012 GMC Canyon interchange part number: 545-00579. Since this is not an aftermarket part, ATE the manufacturer of the controller hasn't been ...
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Brake pedal is hard to push even after new brakes

The brake pedal in my 06 Pontiac g6 seems harder to push than normal. Since the issue started, I've had the rear rotors and pads replaced, along with a control arm. For the first 10-15 minutes of city ...
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VSC TRAC, TRAC OFF is on but ABS is not. What does it means?

I just got a 2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited with 167K miles on it. I've got the VSC TRAC and TRAC OFF lights on in the dashboard but not the ABS light. The mechanic that did my pre-purchase check said ...
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Possible ABS problems

2006 Pontiac Torrent Occasionally, when coming to a stop my car seems to be engaging the ABS. I say seems to be because I can't think of any other system that would engage the breaks but then again I ...
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After ABS engages, brakes go soft for 10 minutes or so?

I have an 06 MAzda 3 .. problem: After ABS engages, brakes go soft, and travel much further (75%) to the floor before stopping.THey do function well just way to low to the floor. This was not always ...
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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 ...