Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: ABS light

asked by on

Hi there, my abs light always turns on when the engine is warm. We took it to acura dealership and the codes 1-8 showed up. Also code 2 but i doubt that affects the light. They said everything is OK at this time as there are no leaks or anything. could this be a sensor near the engine? thank you for you time.

My car has 115000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You could have a bad leaking ABS accumulator or modulator if the accumulator does not fix the code coming on for code 1-8. The second code, code 2, that you mention is not a complete code and could be 1-2 or 2-1 and mean two different things. The 1-2 is for ABS pump motor and 2-1 is for the parking brake.

I would need the complete code to diagnose the "2" code you got. As for the code 1-8, you should have the code diagnosed by using the pinpoint test for the ABS Light, which will call for some tests to be done. If the code keeps returning, then replace the ABS accumulator first and then retest the system. If the code returns again after that, you will need to replace the modulator assembly.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Vehicle works perfectly fine but when it goes over a speed bump the entire vehicle turns up and must be restarted

This is most likely a sign of a potential grounding issue that may be caused by a bump knocking a wire loose. This can cause the vehicle to die if the proper ground is lost. I would start diagnosing this...

Q: Brakes lock up during driving, if the car is stopped fast

Hello. If the vehicle has anti-lock brakes, then it should not lock up like this. This will only occur if there is a sensor problem with the vehicle. I would start by installing a scan tool that can read the...

Q: What does the service due Warning Light mean?

The service due Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. This light illuminates to remind you that it is time to service your vehicle. When the service due Warning Light appears, it does not mean that anything is wrong...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.