Q: Q: ABS problem?

asked by on

im not completly sure if its the ABS or not but when my car slides on ice or what have you the breaks peddal wont press down right and it feels like there is a rock in the pad or something it sort of grinds and bounces , doesnt really stop the car very well at all but ONLY when the car slides , the breaks work fine near as I can tell otherwise

My car has 110000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

When your ABS system detects the wheels are losing contact with the road you will see and feel various braking pulsations, hard pedal as the ABS is trying to help you keep control on the ice. Once the 4 tires are at a stop the ABS does not thing the vehicle is moving anymore. You should have the vehicle checked but I think your ABS is acting normal. If you do not have an ABS light on then it most likely is acting normal. To be safe have the system verified to have no problems. If the ABS light is on then you may have a problem and need to have it tested and repaired.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: ABS problem?

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: Why does my ABS lights in dash come on after driving for a while on my 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Hello. If this issue has occurred ever since the work was done then I would suspect that there is something that was not installed correctly. If you are getting noise also then the ABS wheel speed sensor may be contacting...

Q: Car won't start after driving through water

This is probably not something that anybody will be able to solve quickly. Fixing a car that has been in the water can be very challenging because of the endless list of things that could be wrong. If you were...

Q: Car engine shakes when in idle or Drive

Hello. I am assuming that your motor mounts are collapsed since there is no Check Engine Light on.

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
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...