I had this problem with my Chevy Venture van after I did work on the gas tank. I thought I might have damaged a wire. I did some research and found out more on how it worked. Anti-lock brakes work by using sensors on each wheel to measure the speed of the wheels. for a detailed explanation, check a site like howstuffworks.com What i learned said the anti-lock brake light comes on if there is a problem in the system. Mine turned out to be a disconnected plug to on of the sensors. Hope that helps. When the comes on and stays on, it is telling you that it is not operational. While you mechanical brakes and parking brake will still work, the ABS will not. There can be a multitude of possible problems. There may be a bad sensor, a bad connection as listed above, a bad harness, or worse of all a bad ABS module. Lack of brake fluid flushes seem to play a factor in the fialure of these expensive little animals. It is not uncommon to see the units costing $1500.00. I am a firm believer in Anti-lock Brakes. If I didn't have them one particular evening, I wouldn't be here typing this out today.
Antilock Brake Light comes on and stays on when the ABS computer detects some problem with the antilock brakesystem components. You will still have normal brake use, but the Antilock system will probably not work as an Antilock brake system is supposed to work. ABS system diagnostic code readers are available and are recommended for diagnostic purposes, however fixing ABS systems is perhaps best left up to the Pros. . .
No difference ABS, Antilock Braking System.
Antilock Brake Module?
That function is handled by the antilock brake hydraulic unit.That function is handled by the antilock brake hydraulic unit.
Check the switch on the brake pedal
An antilock brake is a brake fitted to some road vehicles to prevent skidding and to improve control by sensing and compensating for overbraking.
It could be a fuse , a sensor , or some other problem with the antilock brake system ( as long as the red " brake " light in your dash is not on you still have " normal " braking )
"Antilock Brake System"
NO, but it would be a good idea to have your Antilock Brake System checked.
brake switch ???
frist the brake light looks like its on but its just the glow of the antilock light it is very bright. the antilock is on your rear axle needs replaceing.
No. BAS (brake assist system) and ESP (electronic skip protection) are part of the antilock brake system. They have nothing to do with the oxygen sensors.No. BAS (brake assist system) and ESP (electronic skip protection) are part of the antilock brake system. They have nothing to do with the oxygen sensors.