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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 07-10-2014, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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I've been living with this for a long time. I've cleaned the sensors, cleaned and dielectric greased the connectors, shimed the sensors in and out and swapped out the sensors. Every now and then the light will go out for a day or a week or two, but it always comes back on. I really like the ABS when it is working, and it drives me shithouse to have that light on. Anyone have similar issues?
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The big question is: Is the ABS actually working when that light is on? I've tested my ABS on a gravel driveway - go about 5 MPH and grab a handful of front brake and release very quickly. Did your wheel slide or did ABS kick in?



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If you grabbed it hard on a normal road and it pulses, isn't that the abs as well broggyr?

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Yep, but you'd have to be going quite a bit faster for that to take effect, and that would be one hell of a test...



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To test the ABS, I would apply the rear brake only, on a smooth pavement road. If the wheel locks up, keep it locked until you come to a stop so you do not high side. If the wheel does not lock-up and you feel the brake pulsing, it's working. Make sure nobody's around you or you could get rear ended.

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That works too, but it's not nearly as fun as my way



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my light has been on for sometime also , its on 90% of the time, i havent done anything though besides try keeping it clean, which is hard to do living on gravel. i figured it was a bad sensor


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The ABS only engages when the light is off. I live on a filthy, dusty unmaintained gravel road too.
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Yep, but you'd have to be going quite a bit faster for that to take effect, and that would be one hell of a test...
I did it today going to work, and it was only like 30 or so, but I grabbed it pretty hard haha

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If the light is on the ABS is not working. Happened to me and required a new sensor.

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