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My ABS light staying on. No problem with brakes. It can’t…

My ABS light staying...

My ABS light staying on. No problem with brakes. It can’t pass State Inspection with light on

Mechanic's Assistant: Is it just the ABS light? Or is the brake system warning light on, too?

2001 L200

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your L200 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Haven’t tried anything

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Yes just the ABS light

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The most common cause of rge ABS light coming on is a failing wheel speed sensor. When it fails, a diagnostic trouble code is set and the light is turned on.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I want to sell my Saturn to my son. It’s due for oil change and State Inspection but won’t pass bc ABS light stays on
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I read that it may just need to be reset and suggestion was to disconnect battery for a short time. Does that make sense?

Do this: Ask your local auto parts store to connect their scan tool to the vehicle and read the ABS codes. Then you will know which sensor needs to be replaced. Now it may be another sensor or the ABS module, but the trouble code will tell you which sensor is acting up. Most auto parts stores will check this for no charge. Just call them first to be sure they have a scan tool that will read ABS codes.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok I’ll try that
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
It has done this in the past and the light shuts off after a period of time

Probably an intermittent issue with a sensor.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
If that’s th case is it an expensive fix?

Not really, figure $250.00 parts and labor.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
That’s a lot when the car is only worth about $500
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I’ve never used this service before please tell me how I can ask you a question tomorrow
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without paying $5 again

I will keep it open for you. Just reply back to me like you are doing now.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok thank you.

My pleasure!

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I thought this session was only $5 but I see that my credit card was charged $5 and then $21 after I rated your service. An I get a $21 credit please?
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