On a 1998 Ford Escort : It could be equipped with ABS brakes . When you turn the ignition key to the run position , just before starting the engine , see if there is an ABS light that lights up momentarily in the lower left area of your dash ( assuming the bulb is not burned out , or if it is not equipped with ABS brakes )
ABS did not come standard on the ZX2, but that was an available option. You can tell if yours has it by turning the key to the ON position but not starting up. If you have ABS, it will light up on the control panel.
On a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 there will be an " ABS " warning light under the engine temperature gauge . When you turn the ignition key to the run position , just before starting the vehicle , the light should come on for a few seconds to prove that the bulb works ( I don't know if ABS was a standard feature on the ZX2 model )
when you turn the car on, usually the lights on the dash show up "ABS"
Wheel speed sensors, or your ABS Sensor on rear axle housing if so equipped
A problem with the Anti-lock Brake System has been detected . It could be a fuse , a sensor , or some other problem
speed regulator sensor needs replacement
ABS stands for Automatic Braking System. The ABS light in a 1997 Ford Explorer will come on when this braking system is activated.
If the ABS light is on when the engine is running there is a problem with the Antilock Brake System . It could be a fuse , a sensor , or some other problem . As long as the BRAKE light is not on in your dash you still have " normal " brakes
Bring to a shop that has an ABS scanner to determine the problem
Anti-lock Brake System ( if the red BRAKE light is not on in your gauge cluster you still have " normal " brakes If the ABS light is on then there is a problem with the ABS brake system , it could be a fuse , a sensor , or some other problem
You'll need to find out what's wrong with the ABS. You may need to take it to a brake shop or the dealer to read the diagnostic code from the ABS computer. If the light is on, the computer has a code for you to read.