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ABS trouble


C.J.
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The ABS light came on this afternoon. Switched off and back on again and it stayed off.

2 miles later, I had to apply the brakes and the pedal started juddering accompanied by what sounded like a relay clicking somewhere under the dashboard. Light back on again. :rolleyes:

It was quite scary as the retardation felt like it was down a good 50%.

Limped home with great care with the totally uncomforting realisation that even the handbrake would be of no use in an emergency. :o

Loathed to take it out again now tbh.

What now I ask, apart from many £££££££££'s I guess? :angry:

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I had that on my old one and it was a dud wheel speed sensor which caused the ABS to trigger every time you braked, but you need to plug it into a computer to find out which one...

As a temporary measure you can take the ABS fuses out to disable the system and stop it triggering but you may have an interesting conversation with your insurance company if you run up somebody's tailpipe...

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I had that on my old one and it was a dud wheel speed sensor which caused the ABS to trigger every time you braked, but you need to plug it into a computer to find out which one...

As a temporary measure you can take the ABS fuses out to disable the system and stop it triggering but you may have an interesting conversation with your insurance company if you run up somebody's tailpipe...

BM.

WHAT would I do without your help and advice?

I'll do just that in the morning. At least I'll have wheels for the day then.

I'll nip into the LR specialist tomorrow, get it checked out and have the SRS light knocked out while I'm at it.

Cheers fellah! ;)

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Taking the fuses out will probably wipe the fault code but if it is recurring it shouldn't take them long to break it again. I seem to remember there are about 3 fuses between ECU and pump and modulator. If you are getting it looked at tomorrow it might be better to drive it there as is, as long as it isn't too far. I only did it because I had to wait for 3 weeks for the bits to come from UK and didn't want to be without the vehicle for that long.

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