Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: ABS ON after 18MPH

asked by on

I recently added lowering springs for my car. I am confident that the lowering spring installation was done perfectly. But after this installation, my ABS lights started to get on after a speed of 18MPH and remains on for the rest of the trip. Even though the car rides good and doesn't show any difference in braking performance the ABS lights remain on..

My car has 2700 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The light comes on after 18mph since this i...

The light comes on after 18mph since this is the speed where the ABS will start to work on your car. The light is coming on due to one or more wheel speed sensors are not sending a signal to the ABS system. You may have damaged one of the sensor wires or forgot to reconnect a disconnected sensor. If one of the sensor wires were pulled too hard during the work, then it may have gotten damaged. You will have to have the ABS system scanned to see what sensor code you get and then diagnose that code accordingly. But again, my best guess would be that one of the wheel sensors got damaged during the spring installation.

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

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: Possible braking issue.

Your vehicle is new enough that there should be a manufacturer warranty so do avail yourself of that protection. If you believe the brakes have actuated, or are sticking, in one of these episodes, simply pull over and measure (or...

Q: Brake switch confirmed good, but brake lights not working

The brake lights are turned on and off by the brake light relay in the underhood relay box. This relay is controlled by the body control module and is signaled by the brake switch. Check the relay first to see...

Q: ABS light and traction control come on while driving, go away after restart.

I would have the car scanned with an ABS scan tool to have the problem diagnosed.

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...