anty lock breaks are dificult thing for unexpiriance person.be shure first they dont work.If you judge only by abs light on,most likely you are wrong. The ABS light comes on most likely becose a litlle things on the rottors of the car.Is hard to explain.Have them check out in a shop is best option. Have your local shop scan the cars computer. It could be the ABS sensor/wheel bearing.
Check your ABS system... How Anti-Lock Brakes Work Copy & Paste link http://auto.howstuffworks.com/anti-lock-brake.htm
The vehicles anti-lock brake system (abs) has a problem and is not functioning. You still have basic brakes but the abs feature will not work.
A problem with your anti-lock braking system. Your brakes and your ABS are two different issues. Your ABS system keeps your brakes from locking when coming to a hard stop. If it is not working correctly your light will come on. Best to have a shop look at it.
A problem has been detected with the Anti-lock Brake System It could be a fuse , a sensor , or some other problem As long as the red " BRAKE " light in your dash is not on , you still have " normal " brakes ( it's just that the anti-lock feature does not work )
Daughters' 97 acted like it was on glare ice..she was on summer time pavement. Making the clicking noise with no brakes. Fuse was under hood on drivers side by front of car. Pulled it and brakes are fine. Anti lock doesn't work...ABS light is on...but brakes work fine and she can lock 'em up if she needs to. Told her how to "pump" brakes in icy conditions. Insurance companies HATE anti lock brakes.
NORMALY ON ANY CAR WHEN A DASH WARNING LIGHT COMES ON MEANS THE SYSTEM IS MALFUNCTIONING OR HAS A PROBLEM AND NEEDS TO BE CHECKED. IN THE CASE OF ANTI-LOCK YOUR BRAKES MIGHT ONLY WORK WITHOUT THE ANTILOCK UNTILL CHECKED WHICH MEANS IT WILL TAKE YOU LONGER TO STOP AND YOU CAN LOCK UP YOUR BRAKES. GET A FREE BRAKE CHECK AT LOCAL SHOP.
Because there is a problem with the Anti-Lock Brake system, (ABS). Seek professional help. Your normal brakes will still work but your ABS may not.
you may have forgotten to plug in the connectors
Your cars handling and response is built to work with your anti -lock brake system. Not a good idea to disconnect them. Dave
anti lock brakes ( ABS) will automatically work when ether the brake is applied heavily or the wheel looses traction on the road surfaces when braking you will feel the brake peddle "bounce" rapidly this dose not work on most cars doing under 30mph as the vehicle is not doing a sufficent speed for it to be affected Stomp the brake and steer around the obstruction. Do not release the brake pedal and do not pump the brakes. The Anti-Lock brake system will do this for you.
The ABS light is the light for the Anti-Lock Brake system. If the light stays on then there is a problem with the system. Your normal brakes will still work, but your ABS may not. Have it looked at by a professional.
There is a problem with the Anit-Lock Brake System. There is a sensor in your back left and right tires that most likely went bad. When this happens, it won't let your ABS system work. It is a common in 97-00 ford explorers.Your brakes will still funcion properly just no anti-lock brakes.
The ABS light refers to a malfunction of the Anti-lock Brake System. When the light is on, it means there is a problem somewhere in the ABS that is not allowing it to function. Your hydrolic brakes will work. or your cencer is old or broke
2 wheel antilock brakes only work on the rear wheels, while 4 wheel antilock brakes work on all 4 wheels.
Usually this indicates a problem with the anti-lock brake system. The brake system should still work (as long as the BRAKE light doesn't illuminate), however the brakes may lock up, since the ABS system may not be functioning correctly.
In my case the ABS Control Module is out. Its over $1000 to replace this module at the dealer so I just left it. Brakes work fine, you just don't have anti-lock braking.
I have owned 2 Generation 5 Monte Carlo's, an 95 and a 96. On my First one, when it was at about 25,000 miles, the anti lock light stayed on steady. I had it worked on several times under warranty and they were servicing the Anti lock system, which was obviously not fixing it. then they Discovered a short in the tail lights, fixed that, and it never happened again. on my Second Monte, the anti lock light does the same thing. I have had the anti lock system checked, and it IS infact working (plus I have used it a couple times, being from Utah and having lots of snow, and needed to stop fast, I assure you my anti lock brakes work). anyway, I have never had this car looked at for a short, but I assume that it is probably the Culprit. in any event, the light on is not affecting the system in my car anyway.AnswerIt is on because there is a problem with the Anti-Lock brake system. Your normal brake system will still work. Have this looked at by a professional, as it is not a DIY repair, unless your are knowledgeable. Answeras it happened to me, the anti lock light would come on then go off, then back on and volts light came on to. installed new battery and anti lock and volts light are off. then anti lock came back on a day later. then volts light came back on. then the car went totally dead as i was driving. this whole time the anti lock lights were not flashing on and off but were on solid, which means you still have brakes. i replaced the alternator and all is good. so there may be not enough electrical power to keep the anti lock system active.
Pumping brakes can help restore pressure to the brake calipers temporarily. But this method wont work if the vehicle is equipped with ABS, or anti-lock brakes. Usually, down shifting will help slow the vehicle down, but not stop completely.
VSA is the Vehicle Stability Assist. If you car starts to slip the power will be decreased and the anti-lock brakes will work together to stop the slide.
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.
Take it to a professional for repair. Your anti-lock brake system has a problem. This has nothing to do with your normal braking system which will still function. If you do not care that the ABS is not working, ignore it.
It can be many things. Can be the ABS wheel sensors or something more serious. Your normal brakes will still work but your Anti-Lock brakes may not function.
abs = Anti Lock Brakes,,,,,,,,,,,,,, This is not the stopping brakes, its the NOT stopping brakes. Your anti lock brakes are not working. Its A computer and A pump with sensors, You need to take it to A GOOD shop to get it fixed. Not A cheap shop A GOOD one. This guy is a fool, you need to look in your service manual and look up your anti-lock brake system, then turn your car on and count how many times it flashes before it finally stays on. My camaro does the same thing but i dont have a service manual but it flashes once the stays on, then look that up in the service manual and that will tell you whats wrong and what you need to do from there.
You will have no brake assist, so the pedal will be very hard. You will also have no pressure at the rear brakes. Only the fronts will work without the pressure pump.
it means that one of the abs sensors is not responding. all regular brakes work fine, you may or may not still have abs.