How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Danny Your Own Question

Danny
Danny, VW Mechanic
Category: VW
Satisfied Customers: 4003
Experience:  ASE Master Certified with L1 Certification, Volkswagen Certified, VW and Audi repair shop owner
13195203
Type Your VW Question Here...
Danny is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Sensor was replaced but abs light still on

Resolved Question:

Sensor was replaced but abs light still on
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Danny replied 2 years ago.
The light won't go off on its own, it needs to be reset using a scan tool. If you reset it already and it came back then the harness that runs from the speed sender into the body may be faulty or the abs module needs to be rebuilt from a place like modulemaster.com

Danny
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Was told that scanner is unable to read codes
Expert:  Danny replied 2 years ago.
What type of scan tool? Where did you take it to get scanned? Does the car have an aftermarket radio?

Danny
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No , the mechanic tried to scan after sensor didn't work
Expert:  Danny replied 2 years ago.
What type of scan tool, what type of shop? So it has the stock radio?

Danny
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What is stock radio, what type of scanner is needed
Expert:  Danny replied 2 years ago.
There's many different options for scan tools. I'm asking if the radio that's in the car came with the car or not?



Danny
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it looks to be factory to me
Expert:  Danny replied 2 years ago.
Ok, well the abs module is probably faulty and blocking communication. Why was the sensor replaced?

Danny
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
they thought that was the reason the abs light was on
Expert:  Danny replied 2 years ago.
Right, I get that part but were they originally able to scan it before the repair?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
there was no need to until they replaced axle
Expert:  Danny replied 2 years ago.
Yes there was, that's how you diagnose cars. At this point they need to try connecting to other control modules and if you can't connect, disconnect the abs module's connector and try again. If you then have communication the abs module needs to be rebuilt. Modulemaster.com will rebuild it much cheaper than a new one, these are a known bad part that have a defect whixh the manufacturer never fixed so don't buy a new or used one, have yours rebuilt.

Danny
Danny, VW Mechanic
Category: VW
Satisfied Customers: 4003
Experience: ASE Master Certified with L1 Certification, Volkswagen Certified, VW and Audi repair shop owner
Danny and 9 other VW Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
< Last | Next >
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles Walnut Creek, CA
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue Charleston, WV
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim Castleberry, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • vwnewton

    VW Owner,ASE Master and L1 Advanced

    Satisfied Customers:

    307
    25 years of VW obsession turned into a job, last 15 years as a VW Tech.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/vwnewton/2008-12-27_221405_JA_avatar.jpg vwnewton's Avatar

    vwnewton

    VW Owner,ASE Master and L1 Advanced

    Satisfied Customers:

    307
    25 years of VW obsession turned into a job, last 15 years as a VW Tech.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/audidoc/2008-12-23_175252_headshot.jpg VWDoc's Avatar

    VWDoc

    Independent VW Shop owner

    Satisfied Customers:

    1713
    20 years of experience working with VW's. Independent European shop owner and technician.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/35/350matt/2012-6-7_182356_matsavatr.64x64.jpg Matt's Avatar

    Matt

    Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    506
    Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CA/carbezerk/2011-3-13_103612_SAM0048.64x64.JPG Martin's Avatar

    Martin

    auto electrical

    Satisfied Customers:

    475
    South African Trade Diploma in Auto Electrical
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/terocoga/2009-08-17_050126_015.JPG RobJackson's Avatar

    RobJackson

    VW Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    416
    Started working in VW/Audi dealership in 1999. 2009 Registered and Certified VW Tech. ASE Master
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TI/tim37857/2011-10-28_23053_S6301814.64x64.JPG Tim's Auto Repair's Avatar

    Tim's Auto Repair

    mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    397
    Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RO/rodcuda/2011-7-25_224114_Donhoff1.64x64.JPG Neal's Avatar

    Neal

    VW Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    391
    Shop owner and experienced in most brands.
 
 
 
Chat Now With A VW Mechanic
Danny
Danny
Owner, lead mechanic
3397 Satisfied Customers
ASE Master Certified with L1 Certification, Volkswagen Certified, VW and Audi repair shop owner