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How to Replace an ABS Speed Sensor
The Anti-Lock Braking System uses speed sensors to make sure your wheels are synced when braking. Most modern cars are equipped with this sensor.
How to Replace an Anti-Lock Brake Fluid Level Sensor on Most Modern Cars
The anti-lock brake (ABS) system has a fluid level sensor that fails when the warning light comes on or if there is low fluid in the reservoir.
How Long Does an Anti-Lock Fuse or Relay Last?
Today, vehicles have braking systems that are far superior to what they used to be. Late-model cars still have traditional braking systems, but they are backed up by ABS systems that prevent...
How to Replace an Anti-Lock Brake Pressure Switch on Most Modern Cars
Anti-lock brake systems (ABS) have a pressure switch that fails if the the light appears on your dashboard or there is wheel locking during braking.
How Long Does an Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Fluid Level Sensor Last?
Your ABS system works both by means of electricity and hydraulic pressure. Fluid levels need to be monitored at all times, and that is the job of the ABS fluid...
How to Decide Which Car Is the Right Fit For You
Your vehicle selection is daunting. There are so many car brands, vehicle styles, and option packages available that it makes choosing one vehicle very difficult. How do you know...
What Does the ABS Warning Light Mean?
The ABS light is on due to anti-lock braking system issues. Causes include low brake fluid, a blown fuse, or abnormal signals from wheel sensors.
How Long Does a Wheel Seal Last?
The wheels of a car are very important in regards to getting the car moving. In order for the wheels of the car to move, a person will have to make sure...
How Long Does a Wheel Speed Sensor Last?
With all of the sensors and switches that a card has, it can be very overwhelming when trying to keep up with them all. For the most part, a person will...
How to Replace an ABS Control Module
An ABS module can be a difficult part to replace depending on the manufacturer's design. You may need to reprogram and bleed the system if necessary.
Why ABS Control Module Replacements Can Be Tricky
Replacing the ABS control module can be challenging, as it is likely to be connected to many parts of a motor vehicle.
A Mechanic's Guide to the Parts of a Car
Modern cars have many different parts and features, including catalytic converters, anti-lock brakes, four-wheel drive, and keyless ignition.
How to Replace an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Fuse or Relay on Most Cars
Anti-lock brake systems have a fuse that fails if the ABS brake light is on or when the fuse is blown. The wheels may lock up if the ABS fuse is bad.
How to Replace a Yaw Rate Sensor
Yaw rate sensors monitor traction, stability, and the anti-lock braking system to alert you when the car tilts at an unsafe degree.
How to Replace an Anti-Lock Control Relay
ABS brakes use an anti-lock control relay to regulate the pressure of the brake fluid in the ABS system. The control relay breaks down over time.
How to Replace an Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM)
ABS systems is controlled by electronic brake control modules (EBCM) which monitors sensors and relays data for smooth and safe braking.

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Why do I keep getting a C0268 code in my 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
Hello. Typically when you get this code it is because the pump is not functioning. Most of the time it is caused by the pump windings in the motor failing which will cause an improper voltage feedback which sets the...
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Engine light Problem
U1900 is a communications failure and the other code is possibly setting simply because the controller (U1900) that is not reporting controls the ABS module. The circuits between the anti-lock brake system (ABS) module, the instrument cluster, the power train...
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Recently replaced ABS control module and when we went down the mountain on 40 towards Old Fort, it vibrated HORRIBLY.
The new module will need to be programmed with the vehicle it is installed on. The vibration is from the anti lock brakes activating when they should not be. You may also have a defective wheel sensor causing the problem...
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What does abs mean
ABS is the acronym for Anti Lock Braking System. It's a safety feature that uses computer control to prevent individual wheels from locking up under hard braking. A wheel that is sliding will not steer, so ABS fixes the old...
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my audi a4 2004 brake lights are on and speedometer not moving intermittently
Your ABS brake system and speedometer require a good clean signal from wheel or transmission speed sensors. Since you have ABS and brake lights on means the computer has detected a fault in one of these sensors or system. You...
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Why would my AdvanceTrac and ABS warning lights came on the exact same time?
Hi Barbara. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually when both of these warning lights illuminate, it's due to a wheel or speed sensor failure - as both contribute to the Advance Trac and ABS system. It's also possible that the...
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My car is showing service Rcs now and blinking. The abs light is also on and there is a wrench lit up. Is my car safe to drive h
Without knowing what is causing the failures in different systems it would not be safe to say it is safe to drive. You need to have the ABS and other systems scanned to get failure codes and have those codes...
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Can somebody mess up my brakes putting a battery in my 2013 Ford Escape?
Just by replacing a battery cannot damage the brakes in any way unless the battery cables were accidently hooked up backwards. If a battery was hooked up backwards then the systems and fuses can be burned out or damaged. This...
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The abs light came up suddenly in the dash. What I need to do? Is there any simple ways to fix it?
ABS refers to the Anti-lock Braking System. It is a computer controlled system that modulates the brake pressure to individual wheels if they are starting to lock up. The ABS controller is constantly monitoring the various sensors and devices in...
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klunking sound from drivers front wheel. my wife hit a speed bump and the klunking started. there is a broken wire behind the whee
The broken wire is to the wheel speed sensor as part of the antilock brake system. Depending on the other damage that is done you should be able to drive it slowly. The clunking is the wheel speed sensor is...
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08 dodge charger. Abs lights come after I start driving
Sometimes after an ABS event one of the sensors may lose signal if it way damaged during the event. This will turn on the lights for the brake and ABS systems. You will need to have the system tested to...
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while applying hard breaks, car unable to stop, getting slip and making sound while hard breaks
This is the way ABS or antilock braking systems work. You should not release the brake pedal when your are feeling the pedal vibrate since this is the ABS system pulsing the brakes so you do not skid. If you...
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My abs and brake lights periodically come on. Sometimes my speedometer fluctuates. But only when the truck bed is empty.
The problem sounds like you have a wire or connection problem with the rear axle speed sensor. Verify the connector and wiring at connector is not broken and then check the harness up to frame to make sure the wiring...
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Abs+brake warning at engine start
When you first start the vehicle the systems lights should come on and then go out. This is the system doing a self test. If there was a problem then one or both lights would stay on. As far as...
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My abs light is on and car hard to stop sometimes
If you have an ABS light on then your braking system will work like brakes without ABS and your stopping distance in wet slippery weather will be increased due to ABS not working. I suggest you have the ABS system...
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Abs light on wont come out of limp mode
The ABS refers to the anti lock braking system. When the light is on it doesn't mean you don't have any brakes, It means that the automatic system that keeps the brakes from locking up when you are on a...
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Check engine and ABS light came on then went away
Hello, thank you for writing in. Battery issues cause malfunctions with all of the systems that use its power to function. Most commonly, the charging system light, check engine light, and ABS light come on when there is an issue...
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on my abs module one of the lines Won’t go in straight. It was leaking but then it stopped. What do I do?
If it doesn't feel like it is going in correctly, or if you suspect that the line doesn't fit, the right thing to do is to back off and find out why. By jamming it on in you might have...
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abs light stays on in my 2001 Buick century limited edition
If you altered the rear brakes then this may be the cause of the ABS light coming on? I suggest you have the ABS system tested and if it is due to the modifications you did then there may not...

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