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Kia Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Repair

Has the ABS on your Kia been damaged? Do you need to replace the ABS? Anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps in vehicle control and the stopping distances on dry and slippery surfaces is reduced considerably. On gravel and snow surfaces the braking distance is increased by the ABS. Maintenance and repairs are to be done in a timely manner to keep the costs within reason; however, Experts are available to assist you when needed. Read below where Experts have answered questions relating to the Kia ABS.

How to fix a damaged tone ring in the front wheel preventing the ABS from working on a Kia Spectra 5?

This may be fixed by replacing the entire CV shaft assembly as the tone ring is not available as an individual part. 

What could cause the ABS, airbag and parking brake lights to be on constantly on a 2003 Kia Sedona EX?

The brake lights and the ABS lights staying on could be due to a module concern. Since communication with the ABS module is not possible, it would be best to have the ABS replaced and the new one programmed to the vehicle.

What could cause the emergency brake and the ABS warning lights on a 2005 Kia Amanti to stay on when the engine is cold and during cold weather?

When the brake fluid level is low or close to the minimum line in the brake master cylinder and when the weather is cold, it would trigger the low fluid light which would in turn cause the other lights to switch on. Ensure the brake fluid level is topped up whenever it is low or even close to the low level. When the engine compartment and the brake fluid warms up, the fluid will expand and not trigger the light to switch on. 

What could cause the battery light, brake light and the ABS to turn on, then everything shuts down in spite of the battery and the alternator being changed on a 2008 Kia Sedona LX?

This could be cause by any of the following:

  • An issue with the charging system undercharging.
  • If the alternator was replaced by an aftermarket remanufactured unit instead of being replaced by a factory unit.
  • The wiring or engine controller.
  • As the alternator is controlled by the ECM, a wiring problem between the ECM and the alternator could prevent it from charging.
  • The positive cable from the alternator which could allow charging but the voltage may not reach the rest of the vehicle.

The best option would be to have the output at the alternator checked. If this is good then it could be the alternator output cable. 

What could prevent the braking system from stopping a Kia Sorento EX and the ABS is active?

Case details: The ABS is active but the light does not turn on & when the foot is taken off the brake, the vehicle jerks & stops.

This occurs when the brake pads get glazed. This causes the braking surface to get smooth and does not allow stoppage during the first brake application. This could also be due to the brake pad clips not being lubricated and the pads binding up thereby requiring both these things to be checked and fixed accordingly. 

If you are facing problems with the ABS on your Kia it is highly recommended to get repairs done immediately. The ABS could cause safety issues as the braking system may quit working. Some maintenance and repairs can be done by the owner; however, when the problems are beyond your knowledge, contact an Expert. Verified Experts are on-hand to assist you with all your questions regarding the ABS and more. 

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