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Old 08-18-2007, 12:30 AM   #1
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Does anyone know why everytime I tap my brakes the brake light and the ABs light come on. This has been going on for over a year, kinda annoying. As well I started to notice on cold starts if I put it into drive to early there are no brakes, the brakes go very hard and I have to stomp on them to get the car to slow down. Eventually the pressure builds up and they start to work. I understand that the ABS units on these cars are flakey.
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thats what was happenin with mine when my dad had it. the abs ended up locking up and we had to have the whole thing converted over to non abs and its been fine ever since has a lttle leak but i can live whith it
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i hear u ,,mine is currently on.. have not had time to get a code..
it was suggested to me,, maybe a speed sensor.. perhaps a bearing.. but no noise so I dont think so... could even be a dirty connection..
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Its best to read the codes first and go from there. Sounds like there is a pump problem as well as a computer / sensor error.
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personally i would just swap over to non abs because the abs units are pretty expensive and full of hassles
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i must have ghosts in my car.. no abs light for the last 3 days ..
same driving as usual.
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Sometimes its a bad wire or dirty connector that will act up on humid days.
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in my case it must be..
light went off for 3 days.. gets humid again.. comes on.
i get it scanned today.. NO CODES...
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Do you ever have the brakes go hard on you while under heavy braking?
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nope not at all..
had my breaks inspected by midas. told me should get em serviced before the snow files
total service of course.. pads , rotors , shoes , drums..
but nothing serious right now.
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