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Old 07-31-2004, 03:05 PM   #1
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Where is the abs reservoir on a 95 SE? I know where the master cyclinder reservoir is, but I can't find the abs one.

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I don't think our cars have a separate reservoir for ABS. I know that some foreign cars have a separate reservoir just for the ABS pump, but ours just has the one Master Cylinder Reservoir. Sort of makes more sense to me.
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The ABS reservior is actually only for traction control (if your car has that option). ABS doesn't use the seperate reservior if it'* an installed option without Traction control.

There'* a 1/2" tube that comes down from the master cyclinder and forward towards the airbox. The reservior is at the end of this, basically under your airbox attached to the top of the ABS/TC PMV (pressure modulator valve....the thing with 2 brake lines entering, and 4 exiting).
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I do have the traction control option, which is not working. I cannot find the reservoir.

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There'* a 1/2" tube that comes down from the master cyclinder and forward towards the airbox. The reservior is at the end of this, basically under your airbox attached to the top of the ABS/TC PMV (pressure modulator valve....the thing with 2 brake lines entering, and 4 exiting).
Below your airbox. Same color as the main reservoir or coolant overflow tank. Large line running to it, and an electrical connector on top (for the level sensor). The PMV assembly that it'* attached to is directly beneath it.

The Traction control reservior is self-filling from the Brake Master Cylinder reservoir. There is no lid, and it cannot be topped off seperately.
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Thanks. I followed your advice on how to bleed, but I still can't get it right. I bled RR,LR,RF,LF, starting car after each wheel. I then did the whole thing again. Traction control light came on afterwards. I also had a lot of air in the RF both times, which surprised me. Each time I bled the wheel I bled three times after it stopped giving me bubbles just to make sure it was done. I was really surprised by the amount of air I am still getting. At this point I have now put two large bottles of brake fluid through this system.

I got the traction control and check engine lights for the first three starts after doing this, but not any more.
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I suspect a leak between the PMV and the RF caliper.
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