ABS LIGHTS

  • Tiny
  • MyBrainman
  • 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 235,000 miles

The ABS(Anti-lock Brake System)light was steady on. I replaced the rear driver side wheel cylinder. Now the light sometimes will be off, and sometimes on, also it might come on while driving. What could it be?

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 2:40 AM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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You can get the abs scanned to find out. Most likely its a wheel sensor issue.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 2:49 AM
  • Tiny
  • MyBrainman
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I had it scanned and the said that is was the ABS modual, I replaced that but the light still comes on

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 2:58 AM
  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Did you do the code clear with a scanner?

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 7:11 AM
  • Tiny
  • MyBrainman
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Yes I did, But the light still comes and goes, could the other wheel cylinder or the front calipers be bad as there is no pulsing in the pedal.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 6:50 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Is light on all the time now?

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Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 4:04 AM
  • Tiny
  • MyBrainman
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It comes on and stays on, but some times it will turn off for a while. It is an on/off issue. It not always on but its not always off.

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Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 6:44 AM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Have some 1 else scan it and give advice.

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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 AT 2:04 AM
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You may need a quality scanner, some cheap generic scanners are just not good enough to pick up all codes.

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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 AT 2:32 AM
  • Tiny
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The place I took it to was a Chevolet, Buick, oldsmobile dealer, that was a year ago, thaey said the abs modual was bad, paid over 600 to have it fixed, as soon as I pulled out of the lot it started came on steady again and they were stumped even after having the car for another 2 weeks. 3 months ago I put on a wheel cylinder in the back that while rplacing brake shoes I damaged the wheel cylinder. After puting the new on on, thats when the light started going off, but does come back on. It on 5o% of the time.

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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 AT 8:49 PM

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