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ABS Light Coming on arghhh

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Peckerpecks, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Peckerpecks

    Peckerpecks Copenworld Newbie

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    My ABS light randomnly comes on and off. Ive just had the wheel bearing replaced and the sensor got damaged and the rim of the hub got a little bent trying to remove the bearing. However I fitted a replacement sensor but after driving a few miles it comes back on again. When I switch off and restart it goes off and then again after about 5 mins it comes back on. Any ideas??
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Did the ABS ring in the hub get damaged too? It's a round metal plate with lots of rectangular holes in it. I think this is what the sensor reads. If it's damaged it might be picking up a false reading.
    I'd suggest getting a second hand hub to replace your damaged one.
    I got one off ebay, collected for £45.
    There are two Copens being broken on ebay at the moment.
     
  3. Peckerpecks

    Peckerpecks Copenworld Newbie

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    ABS Fault/Bleeding Brakes

    Having looked into this further I have now swapped the abs sensor and the light is still comong on. The brake fluid has never been changed, My car has done 20k on an 04 plate. I have noticed that on starting the abs light can go off. But then after about 5 mins of driving or the first few times I brake, a funny noise can be heard in the bulkhead area and the pedal will lift slightly as though air has been pushed into the system. The light will then illuminate again. Is it worth bleeding the brakes, can I do this myslef using a kit or do they have to be done using a pressurised system??? Thanks Dan
     
  4. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    If your car has never had the brake fluid changed. It really needs doing.
    I suggest you get a proffessional to do it though.
    You don't want to mess with the brakes if you don't know what your doing.
     
  5. scooty

    scooty Copenworld Regular

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    1 x Daihatsu Trevis
    Hi Dan,

    did you try yet to read the error code throughh the ODB2 interface?
    Could at least help to prove that it really is the ABS sensor you swapped.

    Andreas
     
  6. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    Andreas,
    Where did you get the lead / /software for reading the codes?
    I thought there was some thing unusual about the copen odb2 port - it was a couple of years ago when I looked into it.

    Thanks,
    Rex.
     
  7. scooty

    scooty Copenworld Regular

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    1 x Daihatsu Trevis
    Hi Rex,

    well not me, but a Copen-friend very often has the problem of the MIL lightening up.
    She bought a quite cheap ODB error code reader from the german Lidl
    and that does the job for her (displaying the error code and deleting the error).
    So what problems did you have when you tried (maybe in connection with ScanGauge)?

    Andreas
     
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