Over the past week and a half to two weeks I noticed that every once in a while my ABS light would come on when I started the car, other times it wouldn't. Last night I was driving the car and I was driving it pretty rough. By 'rough' I mean hard acceleration a few times in a row. (This car shifts really high, almost to redline from 1st to 2nd, and 2nd to 3rd....it'* fun to drive, I can't help it sometimes
Anyway, I applied the brakes pretty hard just to see how they functioned, since my ABS light was on again. Well after all the driving and then applying the brakes, I started to smell a nasty burnt smell. I had no idea what it was, but I KNEW something was wrong. I stopped the car and opened the hood and I could see a little bit of smoke coming from underneath the engine, over by the driver'* side strut tower and around the ABS module...that general area. I first thought it smelled like coolant burning...and I thought a gasket blew...but I found that it wasn't that. But it smelled horrible.
I drove it again, not accelerating hard, but I did brake from about 70mph to 0 pretty quickly, and I could smell it again. I am starting to think it'* brake fluid burning somehow. I know somethings up with my brakes anyway because today the ABS light came on again, and even the parking brake light came on and stayed on even when the p-brake was disengaged. I smelled what I did the night before, but later in the day it was gone.
The car runs fine, but the ABS light comes on once in a while, and I notice it takes more pressure to stop the car. I also hear a bit of a rattle sound maybe every couple days when I brake...the sound comes from the pedal itself, as if something'* loose. My dad and I changed the brakes probably 3 1/2-4 weeks ago tops and there were no problems until the past week an a half. Hope I explained everything well.
Anyone have any ideas as to what'* going on? Thanks a ton!