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Old 02-20-2011, 10:12 AM   #1
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Exclamation ABS Problem! What is this!??

A couple weeks ago my abs warning light came on meaning the abs system is shut off along with my asc. It comes on and off. lately, when the light turns off meaning I have abs i will press the brake pedal a bit and feel a harsh stuttering and hear a wierd mechanical whining noise. obviously something is wrong with my abs when its trying to work. I have needed pads and rotors for a while now. whats wrong? thanks!
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:09 AM   #2
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A couple weeks ago my abs warning light came on meaning the abs system is shut off along with my asc. It comes on and off. lately, when the light turns off meaning I have abs i will press the brake pedal a bit and feel a harsh stuttering and hear a wierd mechanical whining noise. obviously something is wrong with my abs when its trying to work. I have needed pads and rotors for a while now. whats wrong? thanks!
Well, for starters, nothing personal, but what is wrong...with you? You've 'needed' pads and rotors for a while now...you know, these are things that you'll want working on your car?

Typically you might get 1000 miles, just, after brake pad warning light...maybe a little more in the rear...but once you go through your pads, you will need new rotor, whether you 'actually' needed them before or not...which you might not have...(might have too...just don't know)...but metal on metal doesn't stop so well.

You need something...and it could be a number of things...one or more of which a good indy or the dealer can find and fix for you.

Anyway, sorry for my first sentence, OP, but seriously...just for the future, please don't ignore critical systems in your car ...and many are critical, but of all of them, I can't think of a one more critical for your safety and those around you...then brakes!

Just saying! Also, btw, you know with things like this, seems like the General forum would be better for you, just coz more come there than any other forum and you'll likely get more responses.

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