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disabling the abs
Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:16 PM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:37 AM
I have found out the my great mechanic friend has managed to put the wrong axles. Now my abs now doesnt work and prevents me from braking safely. Is there a fuse i can pull to disable the abs I have a 1998 legacy outback 5 speed with a 2.5
So the ABS operates whenever you try to brake?
Most cars have a fuse just for the ABS, and it'd labeled ABS.
Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:51 AM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:12 AM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:17 PM
My 99 is too sensitive and will not stop in winter conditions so I pull the big black ground wire that connects to the base bolt of the actuator under the hood every winter. The ABS light will be on all the time, but this will do what you want.
I just put the car in neutral and it stops fine.
Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:19 PM
How did the axles affect your ABS? The only difference between the late 90's and the early 2000's was that they moved the abs tone ring to the axle in the 2000 models. If he put those on your car you still have the correct rings on the hub and your abs should run just fine. Is your ABS light on? If it is, then he probably damaged the tone ring or the sensor on the hub. I just cannot see how the axles could be at fault. More info please.
I agree. Maybe he screwed up the sensors. Usually ABS stops working, it doesnt become hypersensative UNLESS a tone ring is not truning with the axle. Maybe it is loose and free-wheeling.
Posted 01 March 2010 - 03:27 PM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:38 PM
Take the front wheels off and pull the rotors. Look at the tone rings and make sure one of them didn't get broken. I'll bet one is missing part of the ring. If you do have a problem with the ring, there is a JY nearby that I can get an entire hub to replace yours. That is the easiest way to fix the problem. Otherwise, you have to disassemble the hub to get to the tone ring a real PIA.
Posted 01 March 2010 - 04:59 PM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 05:10 PM
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