ABS pump keeps turning on while driving

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jose Matus, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. Jose Matus

    Jose Matus Guest

    1996 Honda Accord EX (vtec engine)

    I have notice a noise as an air pump expelling air out and it is my ABS
    system that is making the noise. I do not know what to make of it but sure
    do not want my brakes to fail due to ABS pump failing.

    Anybody experience the same?

    Jose Matus, Oct 27, 2006
  2. Jose Matus

    motsco_ Guest


    Your owner's manual assures you that your brakes will still work even if
    your ABS light is ON, but you won't have ABS. ABS troubles are common on
    the Odyssey and Accord of your age.

    www.tegger.com or search using google for lots of DIY fixes. You'll need
    to get the ABS bled and exercised, and possibly bled again. Cheaper than
    replacing parts. $$$

    motsco_, Oct 27, 2006
  3. Jose Matus

    Jose Matus Guest

    I had try turning off the ABS by engaging the hand brake for 30 second and
    the ABS light comes on. I check the system today and found it had leak and
    could see fluid in the plastic reserviour which before i could not tell if
    there was any. it seams to have got stuck and fluid came backup. What your

    Jose Matus, Oct 27, 2006
  4. Jose Matus

    motsco_ Guest


    You need to get the ABS bled, then exercised (easiest in winter) then
    bled again. You can DIY if you're handy. You can find lots of help from

    www.odyclub is a fair resource, since it's the same system... Sign in
    and SEARCH until you find the answers. There's probably a similar club
    for Accord owners.

    motsco_, Oct 28, 2006
  5. Jose Matus

    Howard Guest

    Had the same problem with my 94 Accord EX. Could not cure problem after
    twice bleeding system. So now the car has no ABS but brakes work just fine.
    If yours doesn't respond to the bleeding or until you do bleed it, you can
    pull the relay to stop the system from pumping all the time
    Howard, Oct 29, 2006
  6. Jose Matus

    Jose Matus Guest

    Exactly what you said. I just bled the ABS and still doing the same. I
    could see the DOT3 liquid being suck by the pump and come back again as it
    does not keep the pressure. No need to sweat it, ABS will be disconnected
    if I could find the ABS relay on this car.

    Jose Matus, Oct 31, 2006
  7. Jose Matus

    motsco_ Guest


    Your ABS fuses are labled in the owner's manual and also inside the
    fusebox cover. Did you try just removing the big fuse?

    motsco_, Oct 31, 2006
  8. Jose Matus

    Jose Matus Guest


    Removed the relay from the ABS fuse box in the engine compartment and it is

    Thanks, JM.
    Jose Matus, Nov 1, 2006
  9. Jose Matus

    TeGGeR® Guest

    Anybody checked to see if the accumulator is leaking?
    TeGGeR®, Nov 2, 2006
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