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Old 07-04-2004, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My ABS light came in on my car and I can spell breaks. Is there any way to find out what the problem is?
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Old 07-05-2004, 12:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can spell breaks.
no you can't. It's B-R-A-K-E-S.

IF your ABS light is on. You can take it to a shop and have the code read. There was a relay recall for the ABS system which could very well be your problem, but when you say you smell brakes, do mean fluid or severe pad wear smell?

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Well now he's not gonna putz, you made fun of him.

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P.S. If you car is 95 or older you can use the pedal method to read out the codes. Press the gas pedal 5 times in 3 seconds after turning the ignition to position one. The check engine light (CE) will flash a code. If you have OBDII you need to go to Autozone or a like store that will read your codes for free. Good luck
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ABS light coming on does not mean you need brakes. You can have an ABS problem and have normal brake operation.
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Old 07-05-2004, 11:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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could be anything from a problem with the charging system to the most obvious , which is a blown abs speed sensor. you need to pull the code to be certain.
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P.S. If you car is 95 or older you can use the pedal method to read out the codes. Press the gas pedal 5 times in 3 seconds after turning the ignition to position one. The check engine light (CE) will flash a code. If you have OBDII you need to go to Autozone or a like store that will read your codes for free. Good luck

What is OBDII?
Does anyone know of anywhere in the UK or on the net who can explain the codes this proceedure shows?
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P.S. If you car is 95 or older you can use the pedal method to read out the codes. Press the gas pedal 5 times in 3 seconds after turning the ignition to position one. The check engine light (CE) will flash a code. If you have OBDII you need to go to Autozone or a like store that will read your codes for free. Good luck

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...................... we can.......... check the FAQ forum. there are a few different threads explaining stuff like the flash codes, and what OBD1 and OBD2 is
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obd 1 = less restrictions on emissions (less O2 sensors)
also some other restricting parts, thats when everything was converted to obd2 the models bumped up .2 liters (m3 -> 3.0 ->3.2, 325 -> 328)
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