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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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Why does the stability control light blink when ABS is doing its job?

I have noticed the stability control light blinking on my car at two different situations. One situation is when steering on an icy road. In this case, I do not hear the sound from the ABS. In fact, ...
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Is antilock-brake failure common in 90s-era Hondas?

A few years ago, I bought a 1994 Honda Accord whose brakes went out shortly thereafter. The problem was a faulty ABS module. The cost to replace the module was around $2000, so I opted not to do it. ...
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Shuddering between 60 and 70 kmph: 2008 Fiat Panda

Car is shuddering between (roughly) 60 and 70 kmph, not below or above. Doesn't seem to matter what gear. In one instance during a 15 minute drive ABS light came on and it seemed to shudder more ...
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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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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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Does the ABS Comm connector just pull off or does it have a special way to fasten?

2004 Ford Taurus SES DOHC 24V Trying to pull the wires connector from the ABS control module: From what I can see on the replacement, it should just come off: However, I am pulling but nothing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Intermittent ABS indication - 1998 Grand Cherokee

I have a 1998 Grand Cherokee. About 3 weeks ago, I had the brake pads and rotors replaced all around to fix a pulsation problem. Nothing else was performed or recommended to me at that time about any ...
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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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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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Car brake failure on sharp incline and back once off incline

I just experienced this. I got a repair done on my handbrake yesterday (it was not holding on sharp inclines before, would slip with clicking sounds). So I wanted to test this and took car on a sharp ...
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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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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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ABS Fixed but traction light still on

I've gone through the mill a bit lately getting my ABS sensor (Driver Front) sorted. I've replaced the sensor, and had the wheel bearing (and so, also sensor ring) changed, and after a reset from the ...
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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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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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Oil, brake, servicing reminder lights turn off using OBD-II

I am doing a project to reset oil, brake, servicing reminder lights etc. using OBD-II Bluetooth scanners (VGate and OBDLink SX Scan Tool). Basically, trying to do what enhanced OBD-II scanners are ...
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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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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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Transmission Dip stick reading at Hot level [closed]

I just bought a 2000 GMC Jimmy with 170,012 miles on it. Is it normal that it is reading hot on the dip stick of the tranny fluid? yes this is after its been running for awhile.Also the previous owner ...
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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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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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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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ABS/ESC units used for Active City Stop (Ford)

Does anyone know what ABS/ESC Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) exactly are being used in Ford cars that feature the Active City Stop? The City Stop needs to be able to initiate brakes electronically and I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fishtailed so easily? Bad tires? ABS?

I just got my first truck... it's a '92 Ford Explorer. It has the Red Brake Light and Yellow Rear Antilock lights on at all times. I've read online multiple times that this means something about ...
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Is it complicated to retrofit ABS?

I was considering it for my car, as I did an emergency stop today and left a 20m skid mark along the road, as well as attracting a load of attention from pedestrians from the skidding noise! Also the ...
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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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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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Running 4 tires of a slightly larger section height than stock/recommended

I'm considering replacing all my tires with a set of slightly higher ones — installing 205/60R16 instead of 205/55R16. My incentive is mostly availability of the particular model of tire I'm ...
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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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What is this noise? [closed]

My car is making an odd noise, which you can hear in this video. It only makes the noise as soon as I turn the car on. Can someone let me know what it is? The ABS light has also come on.
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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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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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NISSAN Primera P12 2006 - ABS is working constantly

I was planning to buy this car, but one thing worries me - ABS is always trying to interfier, no matter what weather conditions is outside. It looks like he is always detecting a threat, every single ...
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Why Do My ABS and TCS Lights Come On?

Occasionally while I'm driving (usually when I go over a small bump or ramp on the road), I hear a slight clunk under my hood and my Traction Control System and Anti-lock Brake System lights turn on ...