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Lots of ice and snow today in Denver - now my abs light is on
Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:09 PM
Can I clear this by pulling a fuse or yankin the neg battery terminal?
I saw dozens of of wrecks today! I even did a 360 on the freeway when the 4runner I was following went sideways and blocked my lane. Nasty stuff. My old tires didn't help any.
Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:50 PM
If that doesn't work, when you can, take it to a DIY carwash and wash around the inner wheels - may have snow, ice, dirt, or other debris interferring with one of the wheel sensors.
If that doesn't work, you may need to check for sensor, tonering, or wiring damage.
Lastly, the ABS will often come on when the battery voltage is low and the alternator is failing. Is the battery icon in the instrutment display also lit?
Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:01 PM
Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:11 PM
i'd personally want to know which code it's throwing, it might point to a warn sensor and the first one to need replacing in the future.
bad tires are dangerous in the snow normally and even worse with ABS. i've driven cars that could not physically stop in snow because of bad tires and ABS. it is a scarry predicament to be in when you're sliding down hill towards a stopped car and it's physically impossible for you to stop due to the grade of the road. horrible mix in bad weather.
your bad tires were probably flipping out the ABS more than the e-brake.
Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:22 PM
Of course flying into DIA could also be a problem...
Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:20 PM
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