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Old 03-11-2004, 05:42 PM   #1
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hey guys, my abs light comes on and abs gets disabled, i took to mechanic and they said it was a bad wheel speed sensor, basicly 250 bux plus work, heh well its not worth it for me since i m selling car this/next week, i was just wondering if there was any way to disable the ABS , (2 shops said they cant) - i find it hard to beleive,
anyways if some one knows how its done, or place where i can have it done in NYC please reply with some information. I guess i can leave it as is, and pull the light bulb so the light dont come in, it is safe driving like this since abs just gets disabled and that wont cause nothing bad with brakes,


I also have a leaky master brake cyl, any one ever change one themselves? if ye, can u tell me if it was easy/hard,? what are the steps, and is it hard to bleed it your self afteR? or should i just let a mechanic do it,
P.*. .its a 93 bonneville Se with like over 130k miles on it

eager to hear some comments/ suggestions
thanx a lot guys
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They won't disable it because then a potential buyer thinks there is nothing wrong with an important safety feature.
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I just did mine. It is not hard whatsoever. You will be using the old reservoir and it is simply a matter of using a punch and hammer to knock the split pins out and back into the new one. To bleed it you will use the kit supplied (2 fittings and hoses). You fill the reservoir up and put the hoses back up around into the reservoir and use a screwdriver or something (may have to put the mastercylinder into a vice) and start pumping the cylinder piston. Do it about a dozen times or so. This will get rid of all the air in it. 2 nuts and 2 line fittings and it is back on. You may have to bleed the rest of the brakes after you are done though. I didn't (partly because the fittings are siezed on my front calipers) and it is fine. You will know if there is air in it.
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I understand, but they were willing to remove the light bulb for the "ABS light "

so I guess they just dont know how, Some one told me it requires using a computer, shrug, I ll prolly leave it as is, and remove bulb my self, time will tell
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Your car sounds a lot like mine, My ABS is out and brake cylinder leaks. Is it a common problem?
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Yes, the leaking master cylinders are a common problem. I had a leaky one.
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well you can laught at this, but its what happ to me, every time i tried to sell the car, it gave me problems , with brakes etc etc,
well a yr later i try to sell it again and my alarm thingy stops working, but i have another one, then just as i got deposit the abs light came on, brake cyl started leaking, and now there is scraping sound comming from front/back, (not sure) when i m stoping, Its umbeleivable. When i had car, i did not have any major probs, but as i tried to sell it, it gave me probs heh, it feels like it has feelings and ****,
I yanked the abs light, just asking around if i can yank some sensor/fuze to disable abs all together, and master cyl i ll prolly leave as is, cause all u have to do is add fluid i guess , i dont feel like replacing that ****. got to fix the scraping sound though, its soooo anoying
anyways thanx guys for replies,
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The funniest thing that I have seen is that my leakey master brake cylinder quit leaking on its own
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