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ABS Light coming on and goin off?
#1300750 - 08/15/06 06:40 AM

For some time now whenever I start the car and take off I would feel a slight shudder in my clutch after about 5ft then it was gone. In the last couple of days when ever I start the car the ABS light is coming on and going off after the shudder. This only happens after the car has been turned off and turned on again. I thought I had read once that it was some sort of self check the system performed on itself, but I did some searching and couldn't find it. Maybe I am mistaken.

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Re: ABS Light coming on and goin off? new
#1300800 (Re: Con2er) 08/15/06 12:16 PM

You are correct, it's the dynamic self-test you are experiencing and are seeing failing.

You'll need to have the ABS codes pulled with an ABS-capable scan-tool. These scan tools are not in your local auto parts stores, so you'll need to either locate a well-equipped shop (call around) or take it to a dealer for diagnosis.


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