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Old 03-03-2008, 04:51 PM   #1
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ABS light Problems

Hello guys, first of all im new here so let me introduce myself. I got a 01 ZX3 late this summer and haven't had a problem yet, at least until a days ago when i was leaving work i started my car and noticed after all the cluster lights lite up and what would be normal all turn off the ABS and the Brake light did not turn off. I went to my owners manual to check if there was any major problems so that i could get home to check this out further, and found that the ABS is disabled but normal braking is still engaged.

Well what i am trying to get to is that has anyone else ran into this problem or know what to do?


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First thing top do with any brake warning is to check the brake fluid level.

Have you checked the brake fluid level?
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yeah, the brake/clutch fluid is closer to the max than the min level
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I had did issue before. Take off your front tires and check the ABS lines that run to the spindle (behind brake rotor) and run your finger over them.

They tend to kink and they will throw your ABS light on. Just buy new ones, or splice them at the kink and use wire nuts and some tape to put them back together.
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got to autozone or the like and get your Codes ran for free. then come back ad tell us what the codes are.
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i went to autozone and they said that they couldnt run anything for the ABS light.

as for taking the tires off, thats going to be a bit tough, we just got a bit of snow last night and im not sure of any garages around here :p
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I have just had the same problem on mine, all fuses good, remove the airfilterbox chk 3 wires going under the box, they are all for the ABS system, they they tend to be worn off by the edge of the airfilterbox. It take about 20mins and its pretty simple to chk.
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oh yeah thats right they use a crappy actron tester that only does P-codes.

I think there is a way to pull the codes manually from the car.

try turning the car off. hold the trip reset button on the dash in and turn the car into the on position DO NOT START. I think that might get your codes retrieved.

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Does that actualy work? Do they appear where the odometer is? I have never heard of that before, will try that tonight.
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sorry for being away for so long, i have been quite busy. im not so sure if this is good news or not, but as i was driving to hockey the other night i noticed that the light turned off. is that good? or should i still have this checked out?
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