Car light ABS?

I have not used my car during lockdown just twice for 10 min drive and started the engine another time to let it run, I did go out in it yesterday and the ABS light came on and stayed on, all was okay ten week's ago has not driving my car caused this problem.

7 Answers

  • 4 months ago

    Most likely rust build-up on the sensor causing it to go goofy 'cos it can't get a reading

    There was a Scotty Kilmer video about this recently.

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  • 4 months ago

    Not driving for 10 weeks, and more importantly 2 drive of ONLY 10 min which are not long enough to fully recharge the battery could be the issue.

    Note: MANY retail scan tools don't read ABS codes, if yo don't already have on that does, have the codes read by someone that does.

  • Barry
    Lv 5
    4 months ago

    Yep buy a code scanner as it will save you time and money. If it's a wheel sensor it's a relatively simple and cheap fix. The old sensor may be rusted into the hub so saturate it with WD40 and leave it for a few hours. You may even need to tap it out with a hammer! There will be a connector a couple of feet away so fit the new sensor and plug in. Clean the magnetic ring on the hub with WD40 too.

    However if your scanner identifies a faulty yaw control you are in for a hefty bill as it's an expensive electronic device. Fingers crossed.

  • 4 months ago

    It's probably a wheel speed sensor failing. You need a scan tool that can read ABS codes to determine which wheel speed sensor it i.

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  • 4 months ago

    My guess would be low battery voltage from your car sitting and not running for a couple of months. 10 minute drives do not sufficiently recharge the battery. 


    p.s. You need to learn how to punctuate properly. FAIL

  • Ron
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Go for a facking drive. It does you no good to just start the car. 

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Check for codes with a scanner.  It is very likely a bad wheel sensor.

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