ABS Brake System

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  1. f6c

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    Can any one help.
    Whilst driving back home in my Auto-Trail Chieftain the abs warning light up on the dash board display. The brakes are working OK. What the best course of action?

    Many Thanks:Sad:
     
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    Obviously, get it checked out. Brakes are a must have.

    Craig
     
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    Could be just a dirty wheel sensor (hopefully)

    Peter
     
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    ^^^As Peter says, a dirty sensor - or it could be the abs sensor wire broken - they are quite long on these, and if they have become detached from the clip, will snag and break. Strip and solder back together.
     
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    a good guide is to watch dash abs warning light when switching on ignition
    expect to see it iluminate then go out after a few seconds[as usual]
    if light remains on expect a main sys fault

    if light goes out as normall but returns when moveing off or up to aprox 25mph you can expect a wheel sensor or cracked sensor ring [poss caused by recent weather]

    as said a fault code read hopefully will identify more exact problem
    hope this helps glyn
     
  6. f6c

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    abs braking system

    Had a diagnostic test done today, in read 0006 incorrect number of teeth.
    Any ideas what this means?
    Many thanks for all your help.:Doh:
     
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    stupid suggestion

    Have you checked the amount of brake pad left as on some vehicles the warning light also tells you your pads are getting low........

    Hope it is this simple....

    Good luck...
     
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    It may be making referance to the sonic ring that the wheel sensor uses to gauge wheel spin and activate the ABS
    This ring has teeth on it with a gap that looks like one tooth is missing
    Its possible the gap has filled with dirt and the sensor is seeing what it thnks is another tooth,
    Or the ring has cracked open slightly and the spacing is wrong, or the pick up is faulty you need to check all the wheel sensors
    The chap with the diagnostic machine should able to tell you which one is giving the fault if completes the diagnostics
    The code appers incomplete any hoo:Doh:
     
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    sorry seems an odd code

    i would expect a letter at front ie P or C and the numbers do not match my reference

    as a further point for thought sometimes a mismatch in tyres due to wear or makes can cause a fault did you have a tyre changed ??

    glyn
     
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    Hi Glyn,
    No work has been carried out on the van for the last 6 months.
    Booked the van into Hereford motor-home centre first week of February.

    Many Thanks,

    To You All:Wink:
     
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