Rick's Free Auto Repair Advice

Posts Tagged: ABS light

Brake light ABS light Ford F-450

Brake light ABS light Ford F-450 If you scan the trouble codes on this vehicle and wind up with code 4, in the rear antilock brake module, start by disconnecting the electrical connector at the hydraulic valve located on the frame rail under the truck. Check the black/white wire on the harness side of the connector to make sure it has good ground. Then check the light blue/red wire between the valve and the rear ABS module for a short to ground. If both circuits check out OK, replace the … Read More

Speedometer doesn’t work ABS light on

Speedometer doesn’t work ABS light on – Durango If you own a Dodge Durango (1998-2000) and your speedometer doesn’t work or the ABS light is on or the brake light is on, here’s what to do. Start by unplugging the rear wheel speed sensor. It’s located in the differential housing. Use a digital multimeter set on the ohms scale and check the resistance of the sensor. Resistance should read between 1600 and 2800 ohms. If it doesn’t replace the sensor. If it does check out, plug the connector back into … Read More

Fix ABS trouble codes

Fix ABS trouble codes  with a sensor harness repair kit A break or weak connection in the ABS sensor harness can light your ABS light. It will also turn off traction control. So you get an ABS/Trac off light. The factory harness has a high failure rate, so why go back to another GM product? These harnesses are made by Standard Motor Parts, a respected name in aftermarket replacement parts SMP Part #N15002 2001-05 Buick Century Sedan / Coupe, 2005-09 Buick Lacrosse, 2002-07 Buick Rendezvous, 2006 Buick Terraza, 2007 Cadillac … Read More

ABS light on GM vehicles

Why is my ABS light on GM vehicles GM has issued a TSB #04-05-025-002A covering the following vehicles: 2004 Buick Rainier 2002-04 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT 2003-04 Chevrolet Silverado 2000-04 Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe 2003-04 Chevrolet Avalanche, Trailblazer 2003-04 Chevrolet SSR 1999-04 GMC Sierra 2000-04 GMC Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL 2002-04 GMC Envoy 2004 GMC Envoy XUV 2002-2004 Oldsmobile Bravada The problem shows up as a glowing ABS light and trouble coded C0265, C0201, U1041 and a loss of communication with the brake module (EBCM). The TSB warns dealers NOT … Read More

Trac off light on

Trac off light on and ABS light on GM vehicles Shops are reporting huge failure rates on ABS sensors in some late model GM vehicles. When the ABS system detects a fault the computer lights the ABS light and turns off the traction control notifying you with a trac off light on. The problem with the ABS light and Trac off light on is most often a bad ABS sensor inside with the wheel bearing/hub. These sensors are made in two styles: Exterior ABS wheel speed sensor This style ABS … Read More

ABS Light on Equinox

Fix ABS Light on Equinox If you run into a situation with ABS Light on Equinox but no trouble codes, don’t freak out. You’ve run into this problem before-on your desktop computer. The multiple computers in your car have become confused and are locked into an endless loop called “logic lock.” To fix the problem, you have to “reboot” the computers. Disconnect both positive and negative battery cables. Touch them together for 30 seconds to drain all capacitors in the system. Then reconnect the cables and start the vehicle. It … Read More

ABS light on, speedometer doesn’t work

ABS light is on and speedometer doesn’t work If you own one of the vehicles listed below and have an ABS light on or your speedometer doesn’t work, read this post. Owners of these vehicles: 1998 – 1999 Dodge Durango 3.9L 2000 – 2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L 1998 – 2000 Dodge Durango 5.2L 1998 – 2000 Dodge Durango 5.9L might experience an ABS light on and no speedometer operation. The most likely cause is a bad, intermittent, or weak signal from the rear speed sensor. The sensor detects movement of … Read More

ABS light on Dodge Durango

Fix ABS light on Dodge Durango If you have an ABS light on with a 1998-2000 Dodge Durangos, read this. The vehicle gets its speedometer information from the speed sensor located in the rear differential housing. When the computer can’t get a good signal, it sets the ABS light and you get a dead speedometer at low speeds. First step is to disconnect the connector, remove the sensor, and check the resistance. It should be 1600-2800 ohms. If it isn’t, replace it with an OEM sensor (NOT aftermarket). These are … Read More

Fix ABS module Code

Cheaper fix ABS module code Fix ABS module Code issue Your car has ABS problems and the shop is recommended a $2,000 replacement ABS module. STOP, you have other options There’s a cheaper fix for ABS module code issues. Innstead of buying a new part get your ABS module rebuilt. You can get an ABS Module rebuilt for around $200. Lots of companies offer module rebuilding services and some offer a lifetime warranty. Sounds good, right? But really, who can make that kind of guarantee? It’s just not realistic. The … Read More

Hard start, no start, GM Minivans

Fix a hard start or no start condition on GM Minivans GM is reporting hard start and no start starting problems and weird electrical symptoms on some 2005-06 GM minivans. You may encounter a no-start or a very difficult time starting, along with stalling. Also, you might see inoperative or erratic operation of the following warning lights: Check Engine, ABS and traction control (TCS) light, service traction system (STS), and all-wheel drive (AWD). To make matters worse, the traction control system may activate on its own and store several trouble … Read More

1 2

Custom Wordpress Website created by Wizzy Wig Web Design, Minneapolis MN