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Old 06-27-2004, 11:58 PM   #1
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My ABS light is on constantly now, I am pretty sure that it means the ABS has failed. Is this true, and if so do I HAVE to get it fixed or can I just drive it as is for a while? Any other problems that could cause the light to come on?
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Check the brake fluid level first. If its the wheel sensor you could run without it for a while.
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The parking brake sets that light on too. Check to make sure the brake is as far up as it can be.
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Also, a loose/corroded connection of the wire at the wheel can set this light off.
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Check your fluid level. If its fine... unplug the sensor on the side of your Matercylinder. That should do it. Mine did the same thing.
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it also could be a short or grounded wire
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You need to retrieve the ABS codes, if you can't find a disconnected wire at the wheels. Unfortunately you can't find a reasonably priced scanner to do it, so you may want to pay a shop to pull the ABS codes.
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