Anti Lock Brake System
Used & Rebuilt Anti Lock Brake System
ABS Anti Lock Break System
What is an ABS?
How to identify a faulty ABS?
The ABS control module or ABS controller is a microprocessor that runs diagnostic checks of the vehicle’s ABS. It processes the information it receives from wheel-speed sensors and hydraulic brake system and determines when to release braking pressure at a wheel that’s about to lock up and start skidding.
Here are a few common symptoms of a faulty ABS –
1.The ABS Light Is ON – A dashboard ABS warning light usually comes on for a few seconds every time the vehicle is started, but if it comes on while you are driving, then it signals that one of the following has occurred – conked out control module, low brake fluid, a faulty ABS sensor, an ABS module failure, a worn ABS pump or a bulb check error.
2. Locking Wheels – If you feel like your wheels are locking up while slamming the brakes, the ABS control module might be to blame and it might be time to take the vehicle to a mechanic.
3. Increased Braking Effort – If you feel that the necessary force that needs to be exerted to push down the brake pedal keeps increasing as time goes on, it might be time to get your vehicle’s ABS checked out.
4. Unresponsive Brake Pedal – You will start by a decrease in brake performance as mentioned above and eventually to the brakes being completely unresponsive. This is a very strong indicator of a deteriorating ABS control module.
5. Inaccurate Speedometer Readings – When the ABS module fails, sometimes the speedometer will show incorrect readings. However, this isn’t a common occurrence and only a possibility.
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