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My abs activates every time I get down to about 3-5 mph. No

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My abs activates every time I get down to about 3-5 mph. No warning lights on dash. Any ideas?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you out with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Is the abs light on the dash on?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No sir. No ABS light warning light and no BRAKE warning light
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Most common cause for the abs to activate is the abs module.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Are you referring to the ABS control module that is mounted on the fender under the hood?
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.


Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

could also be an abs pump motor problem.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can I replace that or am I stuck with trying to find one in a junkyard? Just to be's the one with the brake lines connected to it and two wire harnesses?
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

This is part of the hydraulic control unit. try to get the abs module and control unit as an assembly if going used. The pump motor is in the HCU.

Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.


Removal & Installation (Rear Wheel ABS)

Disconnect HCU harness connector from CAB. Disconnect brakelines from HCU. Remove HCU mounting bolt and remove HCU. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten HCU mounting bolt to specification. Tighten HCU brakelines to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Bleed brake system. See BLEEDING BRAKE SYSTEM .

Removal & Installation (4 Wheel ABS)

The CAB and HCU are integrated into one unit, the anti-lock control assembly. HCU replacement requires replacement of HCU and pump/motor as an assembly. See Figure . Remove the anti-lock control assembly from vehicle and separate CAB from HCU and pump/motor assembly. See ANTI-LOCK CONTROL ASSEMBLY (4 WHEEL ABS ONLY) .

Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
If this assembly is the problem, would it store a code in the computer? I connected a scan tool and it read both front ABS sensors, left and right. Would it be possible that both abs sensors are bad?
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

It may not set a code. if you have codes for the sensors I would focus on diagnosing those codes first. Have you had it rescanned after replacing the sensor?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I replaced the drivers side sensor today and had it scanned. It still read both sensors. I did disconnect the battery after the installation but not sure if that would clear the code or not. So I ordered the passenger side sensor and will replace it tomorrow
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

Do you know the code numbers?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Damn! He didn't give me the numbers. He just told me it was still showing both sides
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

You really need a scan tool to get the codes, and also view live data of the actual wheel speed. You could see if they are reading in real time with a scan tool.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Would it be worth a shot to replace the sensor? Or should I just bite the bullet and buy the scan tool?
Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

You don't know for sure that the sensor is the problem. You could take it to a shop for diagnosis and then replace the parts yourself.

Expert:  Dan replied 11 months ago.

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