ABS problems

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Hi Simon
Welcome to the forum and good luck with your new tlc.
I can sympathise with your ABS problems as I am suffering from a similar
problem. I am still a beginner in this wrenching thing but there are plenty
of other people on the board that can advise you. I too have a stuck on ABS
light which has only surfaced since I replaced my wheel bearings and oil
seals. I need to dismantle the work I have done and re grease the knuckle
which will then leave the "ring" clear to be read by the sensor (I hope).
It may be worth having a look at this on yours too.
All the best.
Simon Hughes
K reg TLC 4.2l TD 156k
 
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Simon
| Drove home while testing brakes & ABS appears to be
| kicking in under gentle braking, car thinks its going to skid
| then oh shit no brakes. Anyway to cut along story short unpluged ABS,
| brakes fine, worry about it next year, oh but ABS light on again. Any ideas????
I had this on mine: brake gently to a halt and the ABS cut in at around 5 mph which, when going downhill, led to "oh shit, no brakes!" syndrome.
On mine one of the rear sensors had been pushed away from the toothed ring, and there was a lot of rubbish in there. This reduced the signal from that sensor, leading the ABS computer to think the wheel had stopped prematurely when in fact it was still turning.
So you've probably got cow shit & powdered dry stone wall in there somewhere. If it pulls to one side when doing this it's probably a front one, if not then a back one.
Christopher Bell
Devon, UK
1996 1HD-FT
 
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Hi Simon,
Welcome to the list - we have a few LR converts on here ;-)
Have you flushed the brake fluid through yet?
Bearing in mind the ABS might not have been working for a while, I
suspect that a fair bit of crud may have built up through the system -
with any spurious braking behaviour, I always first do a thorough flush
of the fluid to see what comes out.
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Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Chris
Thanks for the advice, time to get smelly again
Simon Mothersdale West Yorks
93 HDJ 80
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Bell" <[Email address removed]>
To: <[Email address removed]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 9:20 AM
Subject: RE: [ELCO]ABS problems
Simon
| Drove home while testing brakes & ABS appears to be
| kicking in under gentle braking, car thinks its going to skid
| then oh shit no brakes. Anyway to cut along story short unpluged ABS,
| brakes fine, worry about it next year, oh but ABS light on again. Any
ideas????
I had this on mine: brake gently to a halt and the ABS cut in at around 5
mph which, when going downhill, led to "oh shit, no brakes!" syndrome.
On mine one of the rear sensors had been pushed away from the toothed ring,
and there was a lot of rubbish in there. This reduced the signal from that
sensor, leading the ABS computer to think the wheel had stopped prematurely
when in fact it was still turning.
So you've probably got cow shit & powdered dry stone wall in there
somewhere. If it pulls to one side when doing this it's probably a front
one, if not then a back one.
Christopher Bell
Devon, UK
1996 1HD-FT
 
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Julian
Thanks I may try that , although I suspect it is sensor / electrical
problem.
Simon Mothersdale West Yorks
93 HDJ 80
----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Voelcker" <[Email address removed]>
To: <[Email address removed]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: [ELCO]ABS problems
 
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