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Old 01-20-2010, 11:18 PM   #1
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ABS locks, light is off

my abs light was on for the longest time but my abs/brakes worked completely fine, today my abs light went off.. but my brakes kept locking and i couldnt press the pedal

any input?
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:22 AM   #2
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im just pulling at straws, but have you checked your brake fluid?
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:47 AM   #3
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fluidd is goood..
it started vibrating too much now, and making vibrating noises when i push the pedal and without..
but the ABS light is officially off ...
sometimes it would brake normal till i get to the bottom of the pedal then it vibrates

.. the obc doesnt say anything
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:27 PM   #4
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Does it come one at all when you start the car? Maybe the bulb just burnt out.
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:20 PM   #5
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^ good point. or fuse.

in a '93 3 series is abs light linked to brake fluid sensor? i would think that the brake fluid is linked tp the parking brake light...but what do i know.
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:09 PM   #6
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yeah it comes on when i turn on the car..
today it came on for 5 mins, and for those whole 5 mins the brakes worked perfect, no noises or vibrations

could it be a dirty sensor?
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:20 AM   #7
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could it be a dirty sensor?
dirty or failing.

i had a faulty brake fluid sensor in another car before. the brake light was on the whole time even though the level was fine. I first thought it was the hand brake sensor and replaced that.
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Speed sensor on the wheels, abs control module.
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check for leaks under the car. also look at the brake lines. i had a brake line burst on me, but before it did, my light was on, i had lack of stopping power, and there was a shuttering when i braked, i could also push the pedal to the floor, and not be able to stop hardly.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:37 PM   #10
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thanks for all your inputs,
I will check up on all of these and see

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