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Old 08-14-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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Abs + asc-t light on 328is 97

I was just driving today and abs and traction control light came on parked at timmies and turned car off and it did not turn on, took one of the battery cables off and put it back on and it started What could be the problem?
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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Maybe your alternator is crapping out. If the ABS/ASCT light stay on, then I would check your speed sensors, when those crap out it disables your traction and ABS.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:56 PM   #3
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not sure about the battery or power issue but those 2 lights coming on at the same time usually means a wheel speed sensor is shot (not a hard fix)
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:46 PM   #4
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also forgot to include the odometer gauge turned off while this happened
battery is new
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:56 PM   #5
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does anybody know how to check which one is shot without having to use a scanning tool? my buddy explained it briefly to me once but i completly forgot how he explained it
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:01 AM   #6
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i have the same problem... the two lights are always on... once in a blue moon, it goes off... and when i go over a bump, they come back on...

how do i check the speed sensors?
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:12 AM   #7
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The only way I know of is to hook up a Scan tool to the vehicle and it will tell you which speed sensor is acting up.
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:44 PM   #8
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just have to check the resistance on the speed sensors themselves
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:06 AM   #9
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The scan tool can also lie. It said all four of mine were bad, only the right rear needed replacing.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:00 PM   #10
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The scan tool can also lie. It said all four of mine were bad, only the right rear needed replacing.
do u knkow the price on a new speed sensor?
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:12 PM   #11
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do u knkow the price on a new speed sensor?
If memory serves me well around $180 or so.
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