ABS Brake Questions and Answers


1999 chevy Malibu Antilock Brake light
I would like to purchase '98 Chevy Malibu, why is the ABS light on. Is it ok to drive with light on, or would I have further problems down the road?

Silverado Has Many ABS Codes
My wife parked my pickup in the garage and the ABS motor mounted on frame rail kept running so i had to unplug it . I taped on it with a hammer to see if something was stuck but keeps right on running. Hooked it up to computer and got codes C0265 and C0244.

Chrysler Antilock Light Come On After 20 MPH
On my 2008 Chrysler sebring my ABS light comes on after i reach 20 mph. why is that so?

1997 Pontiac Prix ABS Code C1242
ABS ,check tire press and trac off Lights Codes C1242 rear esb will not hold motor. Question = Why does my Pontiac have ABS light. What is rear ESB.

MY 2001 Chevy Monte Carlo ABS and Service Traction System Warning Light
DTC Code 1216. What does this mean and how much is the repair cost generally. Do you know what the problem is with my car?

Ford F-150 Brakes Grind And ABS Light On
Yes my ABS light came on the other day on my Ford when i was driving and then went off. Ever since i went to drive my truck i put my foot on the brake and she is grinding and jumping and i can feel it in the wheel.

Service Stability and Traction Light
Why do these warnings come on my 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. After I start truck and drive forward a little is when the problem happens.

My 2003 Buick LeSabre ABS Traction Code C1214
Definition of "Brake Control Relay Contact Circuit Open," which doesn't sound that bad. The dealer says the EBCM has to be replaced for...

Chevy Cavalier ABS Light Codes
What does this code mean for the anti lock brakes on my car.

Anti-lock brakes are designed to prevent skidding and help drivers maintain steering control during an emergency stopping situation. In cars equipped with conventional brakes, the driver pumps the brakes, whereas in cars equipped with four-wheel ABS, the driver keeps a firm foot on the brake allowing the system to rapidly and automatically pump the brakes. Because the wheels don't lock up, drivers have the ability to steer around hazards if they are unable to stop in time.

Question: 2001 Olds Aurora with c 1245 ABS channel/low tire pressure/master sensor.
 Answer: Code C1245 is a problem in the Tire Pressure Monitor system (TPM) Really not a problem with the ABS. Most likely a tire pressure sensor faulty.

How do i bleed my ABS brakes?
 That depends on what type of vehicle this is and are you bleeding brakes that also have ABS, or do you need to bleed the ABS unit?

I have a 1997 GMC Sierra which needs 2 of the ABS sensors changed and I don't know where there located and how to change them.
 The front wheel speed sensors bolt into the front hubs. On the top. 1 bolt. Just follow the harness to it. Before replacement, make sure the harnesses do not have broken wires inside the insulation. Also, the hub could be bad causing the ABS problem.

My 1999 Chevy Silverado ABS and brake warning lights come on after driving a little while intermittently. I have been told it may be a bad electrical connector but it all checks out ok by the mechanics What could be the problem?
 The common electrical problem is a broken wire to one of the front speed sensors. They can be hard to find. The black plastic insulation ,must be cut to inspect the wires. But you need to get the codes scanned before just cutting open wires without knowing shat part of the ABS system has the problem. It could also be a sensor.

1994 F-150, the abs light is staying on, with this the transmission is shifting very hard, also the speedometer is fluttering up and down, what has to be done to correct this problem?
 Most likely all these problems on your Ford are caused by the speedometer problem. The computer looks at vehicle speed to determine shift points and patterns, as well as for ABS operation. Look at a possible seed sensor or wiring. It is located on the back of the transmission.

2000 BUICK CENTURY WITH CODE C 1214. WHERE IS THE ANTI LOCK BRAKE RELAY?
 Believe it or not the relay you are talking about is internal to the electronic brake control module(EBCM). It is not replaceable separately. If you're sure that is the problem you have to replace the module. But I suggest diagnosing it properly because that is an expensive guess.

I have a BO265 on a 2004 S-10. What does it mean?
 That's not a valid trouble code. Are you sure you got it right? The only codes that have 265 in it is a 'C0265'. That code is for the ABS system, and means there is a failure or problem with the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM). Usually it has to do with the internal relay inside the EBCM, which is not serviceable. The EBCM has to be replaced as a unit.

I have a 2002 chevy S-10 just had brakes and rotors changed all around but after i put approx 15 miles on it my abs and brakes lights come on and under 40 mph my speedometer flutters.
 The ABS light could be caused by a problem in the regular brakes or vice-versa. Check brake fluid level first. The speedometer jumping could be the cause of all your problems. Check the wiring to the vehicle speed sensor on the back of the transmission.

I have a 2002 Chevy Impala and the ABS light is on. I recently found a wire hanging under the right front tire not knowing anything about cars i just tucked it back up; now there is a burning smell when I make right turns. Please advise.
 The wires may be rubbing on the axle causing the smell. Most likely an ABS light as well. This would be the wheel speed sensor harness.

I have a 1996 Acura 3.5RL and ABS light is on what does that mean I have already put new brakes on the car front and back what do i have to do to make the light go off please help.
 Anti-lock brake light has nothing to do with regular brakes. You are going to have to get the computer scanned for trouble codes.

What makes the rear wheel lock up on a car or 1992 Mercedes Benz.
 Could be a sticking brake caliper, plugged caliper hose.

My Antilock lights came on. I was told it was a wheel speed sensor. So i just replaced them without getting the codes. Now when i hook up a OBD 2, it reads pass, no codes found, but my lights are still coming on. How do I clear the computer to keep the lights from coming on? 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500, 2 wheel.
 Yes, this is an odd problem with these. You need to clear the codes while driving.


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