ABS Light On Intermittently - '95 Civic EX

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Leftie, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Leftie

    Leftie Guest

    This is the 1.6 EX sedan. The light comes on, and either stays on
    for a while and then goes off, or goes off again shortly. It seems to
    have nothing to do at all with braking. In fact, it has yet to come on
    *while* I'm braking. The brakes are working perfectly under normal
    conditions at least. They were replaced a couple of years ago and have
    seen little wear. I do garage the car for a week or two at a time, and
    this started after the car had been garaged for a 2 weeks. What do the
    techs here think? Bad sensor, loose connection, dashboard gremlins...?
     
    Leftie, Sep 15, 2008
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  2. Leftie

    jim L Guest

    No guarantee's, but my 94 was doing that due to pitted contact on ignition
    switch. You can try moving the key position back or forward from normal run
    position & see if this has any effect

    Jim
     
    jim L, Sep 16, 2008
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  3. Leftie

    Leftie Guest


    I'll give it a try. Thanks.
     
    Leftie, Sep 16, 2008
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    e.meyer Guest

    The ABS system on this car is separate from the main brakes and normal
    braking is unaffected by ABS faults.
    Could be any or all the above. When is the last time you checked the
    fluid level or changed the fluid in the ABS system (it is separate
    from the main brakes)?

    You can get a trouble code out of the ABS system by shorting the SCS
    connector when an ABS fault is present and it will blink out the
    code. This generation of ABS proved to be problem prone and expensive
    to repair. The usual fault is in the main unit. You might get lucky
    and simply have a loose or dirty sensor, but if it is the main unit,
    it will probably cost as much as the car is worth to repair.

    The good news is you can simply ignore it because the main brakes are
    unaffected and remember to pump the brakes the old fashioned way if
    you ever get into an emergency braking situation and the ABS fails to
    respond.
     
    e.meyer, Sep 16, 2008
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