Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Anti-lock disabled message - 1989 Cadillac Allante

asked by on

The driver information center in my car is showing the "anti-lock disabled" message. I have no problems with the braking system in the car. However, I cannot remove this message. Do you have any idea how I might do that?

A: Most likely, this message is generated by a...

Most likely, this message is generated by a faulty wheel speed sensor, or fault in the brake fluid pressure pump assembly. These systems are tested each time you start your car, and a fault found in this process can disable the antilock braking system if appropriate. Your service brakes MAY perform properly, but without anti-skid protection. However, have a professional mechanic, like a certified technician from YourMechanic, check out this fault, and make needed repairs, such as replacing your wheel speed sensor.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Brakes not working

If there is not enough engine vacuum then the brake assist will not work. A leaking vacuum hose needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Once that is replaced, the brakes should start working again. If there is still...

Q: Engine blown

The two engines you refer to are absolutely identical excepting one issue that you will have to confirm: the engine used in the M45 did have a left hand versus right hand option versus starter placement. So, whatever sample you...

Q: seems like a fuel problem

While looking into this issue with your carburetor flooding out, I found that this year of Camaro did not come with a carburetor and only came with a throttle body or multi-port injection system, though the 1988 Camaro has a...

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...
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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...