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2000 Buick lesabre ABS & traction light

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:53 am    Post subject: 2000 Buick lesabre ABS & traction light Reply with quote

Brake job was done on the car. Now once the car is put in gear, and
starts down the road, the ABS light comes on at the top of the gauge
area, and the TRACTION OFF light comes on at the left of the gauge
area.

Was a code set by replacing the brake pads & rotors? If so, How do I
erase it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:21 am    Post subject: Re: 2000 Buick lesabre ABS & traction light Reply with quote

"BLB" <BrianLBerry@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Brake job was done on the car. Now once the car is put in gear, and
starts down the road, the ABS light comes on at the top of the gauge
area, and the TRACTION OFF light comes on at the left of the gauge
area.

Was a code set by replacing the brake pads & rotors? If so, How do I
erase it?


Probably, one or more of the wheel speed sensors may have been damaged or
disturbed (may just need adjusting) during the brake repairs. I would bring
the car back to the repair shop and have them correct their mistake. You
might try disconnecting the battery negative cable to clear any stored codes
and reset the light, but if there is a malfunction the warning lights will
return. If this was a DIY job then get a good repair manual and study up on
diagnosing the ABS and Traction lock system. If you need help understanding
the procedures, post back with more information.
--
Kevin Mouton
Automotive Technology Instructor
"If women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy"
Red Green
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Shep
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:29 am    Post subject: Re: 2000 Buick lesabre ABS & traction light Reply with quote

As usual Kevin's suggestions are on the money. Ultimately here, this
probably will have to be scanned with an abs function scanner to check for
abs codes and comparative wheel speed sensor inputs to pinpoint the problem.
"Kevin" <kmouton6@cox.net> wrote in message
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"BLB" <BrianLBerry@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1153774395.540087.56970@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
Brake job was done on the car. Now once the car is put in gear, and
starts down the road, the ABS light comes on at the top of the gauge
area, and the TRACTION OFF light comes on at the left of the gauge
area.

Was a code set by replacing the brake pads & rotors? If so, How do I
erase it?


Probably, one or more of the wheel speed sensors may have been damaged or
disturbed (may just need adjusting) during the brake repairs. I would
bring the car back to the repair shop and have them correct their mistake.
You might try disconnecting the battery negative cable to clear any stored
codes and reset the light, but if there is a malfunction the warning
lights will return. If this was a DIY job then get a good repair manual
and study up on diagnosing the ABS and Traction lock system. If you need
help understanding the procedures, post back with more information.
--
Kevin Mouton
Automotive Technology Instructor
"If women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy"
Red Green






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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:59 am    Post subject: Re: 2000 Buick lesabre ABS & traction light Reply with quote

On Mon, 24 Jul 2006 20:12:43 -0400, "Shep" <djsljsrn@capital.net>
wrote:

Quote:
As usual Kevin's suggestions are on the money. Ultimately here, this
probably will have to be scanned with an abs function scanner to check for
abs codes and comparative wheel speed sensor inputs to pinpoint the problem.
"Kevin" <kmouton6@cox.net> wrote in message
news:kRaxg.66933$9c6.55715@dukeread11...

"BLB" <BrianLBerry@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1153774395.540087.56970@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
Brake job was done on the car. Now once the car is put in gear, and
starts down the road, the ABS light comes on at the top of the gauge
area, and the TRACTION OFF light comes on at the left of the gauge
area.

Was a code set by replacing the brake pads & rotors? If so, How do I
erase it?


Probably, one or more of the wheel speed sensors may have been damaged or
disturbed (may just need adjusting) during the brake repairs. I would
bring the car back to the repair shop and have them correct their mistake.
You might try disconnecting the battery negative cable to clear any stored
codes and reset the light, but if there is a malfunction the warning
lights will return. If this was a DIY job then get a good repair manual
and study up on diagnosing the ABS and Traction lock system. If you need
help understanding the procedures, post back with more information.
--
Kevin Mouton
Automotive Technology Instructor
"If women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy"
Red Green

Here's a simple thing to try that requires NO diagnostic equipment nor
purchase of parts:

Remove the wheel speed sensors. If they are covered with iron filing
fuzz (wear particles from semi-metallic pads and from the rotors)
remove the fuzz and reinstall them. These are magnetic signal
generators so will attract iron debris.
Test drive. If fault lights are off you are good to go!
I have seen this work more than once.
If no luck, a scan tool will be required unless a visual inspection
reveals a broken lead. Almost certainly the same single fault caused
both the ABS and the TRACTION indications.

Don
www.donsautomotive.com
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