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Brakes grinding when roads are snowy

Normal Sounds The sound you are hearing is the ABS releasing pressure within the system to allow the wheels to continue to rotate and not lock up when you apply the brakes in low friction conditions. ...
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ABS Warning and Brake Calipers - Long Post

I'm having a silimar issue with my Toyota Yaris which I'm yet to fix, but I know for sure what is causing it: rust on the ABS sensor. Every wheel has an ABS sensor which reads the wheel speed. During ...
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Cannot Access ABS-control-unit with ODB2-adapter

To my knowledge, access to the ABS module will not be possible through a generic OBDII adapter. The most commonly available option for VW's of this era is a VAG-COM cable with RossTech software on a ...
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Is it possible to retrofit an ABS?

Yes, just get all the parts from an APV that has ABS. You will likely need: all 4 wheel hubs because the sensor is built in the wiring the ABS controller You may need to swap your ECU for one that ...
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ABS kicks on when I am moving very slowly

General Motors is well known for ABS problems. The problem comes from the speed sensors in the wheel bearings. The sensor slips into the wheel bearing and reads a toothed wheel inside. These ...
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Trying to bleed brakes, but getting no fluid out

Is the car on the floor? Many vehicles, I'm not sure if yours does for certain, feature a brake bias apportioning valve which is essentially a "tap" which opens or closes depending on the position of ...
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Installing a battery in a carbureted motorcycle with ABS

I have not been able to find a parts diagram for your model (likely because of the region I live in), so I will explain how to tell which cable is which. If you trace it back, one will attach to the ...
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Brakes knock and make springing sounds shortly after starting to drive

Seems like a bad brake caliper piston. When they start to go bad they tend to "stick". Sticking means that the piston inside the caliper is not freely sliding in and out when pressing against the ...
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Occasional ABS fault

It appears that as soon as the vehicle detects a wheel has locked up, the ABS goes into failure mode. This would suggest to me that you may have a fault in the abs module. If it was a wheel bearing ...
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ABS light is on

It sounds it could be one of two things: Easier fix - PIT-5171 - Debris is preventing the speed sensors from reporting correctly. To diagnose this problem, remove the fuse for the ABS/TCS system and ...
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Do I have to reprogram the ABS module to fix the ABS light on 528i BMW?

The ABS light is an indicator of an error caught by the ECU. It usually is an error for a defective ABS sensor or a related brake issue. It's difficult to tell what exactly it is without reading the ...
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Volkswagen Vento ABS sensor repair

If the sensor itself is damaged it would be a challenging task (if not impossible) to repair it. There could be also other causes. I would suggest you to check the following things: Most of times ...
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Push back /Obstruction feeling while braking

What you're describing sounds like the pulsing feedback that the ABS (antilock braking system) provides when it actuates on a slippery surfaces. The best way that I can describe it is as a roughness ...
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ABS: dangerous?

From my personal experience, I can come up with only two cases when ABS is more dangerous than "no ABS": Malfunctioning ABS that kicks in when not required. Some time ago I had a problem with ABS ...
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Does the brake pedal always vibrate when ABS kicks in?

I can't answer for definite that the brake pedal on all cars vibrate when the ABS kicks in, since I don't have experience with all cars. When you press on the brake pedal, the brake master cylinder ...
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How can I know if a TSB has been applied to my vehicle?

To the second question: How can I figure out if the TSB applies? If it does apply, how can I find out for myself if the reprogramming has been done or not? Apart from experiencing the fault ...
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Honda Accord: ABS Sensor hasn't fixed problem

First thing to do is a diagnostic scan and find out why the car has turned on it's ABS light. This may give you guidance on the fault. Also, worth having the fault codes cleared and take the car for ...
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Brake pedal is pulsing when I apply brakes? Is it caused by ABS?

It could also be a defective strut or shock absorber. I am having the exact same issue myself presently. When a strut is empty of fluid and gas there is no dampening effect and you are bouncing on ...
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Turning off Toyota Yaris ABS system

VSC stands for Vehicle Stability Control. It's the part which works in conjunction with the ABS to keep your vehicle stable during a bad braking situation. It also will help you in corners and such ...
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Cannot Access ABS-control-unit with ODB2-adapter

That particular sensor doesn't check ABS codes. ABS errors are frequently on a different circuit entirely than check engine codes, and that particular device is only checking engine codes. If you ...
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Skill level and safety critical risk level for ABS module replacement

The ABS control module isn't really difficult to replace and sounds like it's within your skill level. Remove the old one and disconnect everything, put the new one in, reconnect everything and bolt ...
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Installing a battery in a carbureted motorcycle with ABS

Check out this manual. I don't think your battery is lithium; it's most likely a sealed lead acid battery (SLA, sometimes referred to as AGM, or absorbent glass mat). They tend to be a lot smaller ...
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Does the ABS Comm connector just pull off or does it have a special way to fasten?

You have to pull (really hard) on this grey lever. It comes out about 3 inches vertically and unlocks the connector:
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Mercedes B200 ABS+ESP+Tire Pressure lights after simple repair

The wheel speed sensor is in the proximity of the wheel bearing. Lack of a speed signal from one of these sensors could trigger any of these warnings. Have the mechanic check the sensors, their ...
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Why is it difficult to replace a wheel speed sensor?

The problem is with what they've said is, on a '97 Subaru Legacy, the wheel speed sensor is detached from the wheel bearing. You only need to remove the wheel to get to it (and could possibly do it ...
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What causes dashboard indicators go off, ABS and brake indicator on intermittently?

Often your type of problem is caused by a loss of ground to the dash. I'm not familar with your vehicle but you might try jumping a good ground to the dashboard when the problem occurs.
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ABS: dangerous?

If your ABS is functioning properly. It is not dangerous. If you suspect a fault in your ABS system, best thing would be getting it checked. If it was dangerous, there would be opposition on putting ...
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Testing ABS system

Usually, if the serviceman says that your motorcycle is okay, you can rely on that. However, if you really wanna get sure that it works, try it on an abandoned, dry track. Accelerate on 20 mph and ...
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Testing ABS system

This will depend on the bike and exactly what is fitted, but with cars with OBDII you can interrogate each of the systems. I had a supposed ABS fault - which once read, pointed to one wheel and the ...
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Brakes are still soft. Do I need a new ABS Pump? 07 Mazda 3

Just thought I'd quickly update you on the situation. Put it simply, it's now fixed. It was indeed the ABS pump, and bought a used one on ebay for 55 dollars and I replaced it at home on my driveway. ...
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