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1997 acura cl 3.0. 172,000 miles. My ABS light has come on.

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1997 acura cl 3.0. 172,000 miles. My ABS light has come on. I hear a humming sound like the ABS is engaged and have difficulty braking. After a minute or so, brakes are fine but the light remains on. What could be causing this and approximate cost to repair?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  HONDASERVICE7791 replied 7 years ago.

HelloCustomerand welcome to,


First it would be great to know what code was stored in the abs system to have a better idea as to the diagnosis. I can send you a link on how to check the code if you would like.

Educated guesses would be anything from an external leak at the abs module or a faulty abs module/control unit assembly

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I haven't had my car checked out, since everyone charges you 1 hour labor just to bring the car in. Is there a way I can check for the code without any sort of special equipment? Assuming it's a faulty abs module/control unit assembly, what would be the cost of such a repair? I'm debating whether getting this fixed or just getting rid of the car altogether. It's probably worth $2500 max, and I'm tired of dumping any more money on this car, since repairs are always so expensive.
Expert:  HONDASERVICE7791 replied 7 years ago.
If it does need an abs contol module/pump unit, it will run about $700 for the parts so that's on the expensive side . If you still want to check the code I can give you the instructions for retrieving the code
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes. That would be great. Also, is the car safe to drive with the ABS light on? My regular brakes work fine.
Expert:  HONDASERVICE7791 replied 7 years ago.

here's the link you will need. let me know what code you have.


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