Anti Lock Braking System, Or (The ABS ).
The anti lock braking system is designed to maintain the vehicle maneuverability, stability, directional and deceleration under braking conditions on the road. The anti lock braking system does so by monitoring the rotational speed of the wheels and on the same time controlling the brake pressure when you braking.This going to prevent the wheels from locking up.
Anti Lock Braking System Components
When you driving your car and you see orange light come on in dashboard, light showing ABS, flicking or stay on. My be can happen also when you change your brake pads .
The sensor can be mounted on the front wheel, rear wheel or on the front of the differential assembly. The sensor send information to the control unit ( computer box ) . The control unit operate what we call the actuator assembly to relieve brake system pressure when it senses sudden , dramatic changes in the wheels rotational speed when you apply the brake.
What Are The Control Unit Function?
Is to accept by processing information received from the speed sensor and the brake light switch to control the line pressure, and avoid wheel lock. This control unit constantly monitors the system even under normal driving conditions to find the faults within the system. If a problem is detected within the system, the anti lock braking system warning light on the dashboard will come on. A diagnostic code will be stored.
What About The Light Switch?
The light switch function is used as part of the anti lock braking system to send a signal to the control module. Indicating when you depressing the brake pedal. The anti lock braking system is not going to be activated without signal.
How To Diagnose And Do Repairs
If the anti lock braking system light is comes and stay on make sure there is no problem with the brake fluid system. If that is not the cause the anti lock braking system is probably malfunctioning. Is special test must be done to properly diagnose the system.
What You Must Do Before You Take Your Car To Auto-Mechanic Repairs ?
– Check the electrical connectors at the control unit.
– Check the fuses
– Make sure the calipers, the brakes and the wheel cylinders are in good condition.
– Follow the wiring harness treo the speed sensor and the brake light switch all the connections are secure and the wiring they not damaged.
After this diagnosis don’t resolve the problem try to identify the area of the trouble using the the trouble code.
How To Access Trouble Code
You probably think this operation is not for you, but I promise you it isn’t that hard if you are ready to learn. These days we thank technology and the internet. Yes there are anti lock braking system machines you must use to access the trouble code, you not going to be sorry if you buy one for your self. The prices of the anti lock braking system machines are different. There are cheaper versions they operate same to the expensive ones used by your auto mechanic. I can’t imagine how much your bill was to cancel the trouble code. You can use it on your car, you can even make money from it by solving others anti lock braking system trouble codes. They can be used for different cars and you can keep it for the next car you going to buy. Let’s go back to the anti lock braking system trouble code.
The anti lock braking system warning light is showing on the dashboard and stay on they are possibility the control module has stored a trouble code that can help you to find the area of the trouble in the system. To access a trouble code you need to drive your car for at least say one minute . Your car engine must be running. Most check connectors are under the dashboard on the driver side, next to cigarette lighter or on the right side not that far from your fuel pedal. The reading of the trouble code is different from car to car.
Say you have more then one anti lock braking sytem failure, only the first code recognized will be stored. When repairs are completely done switch off the ignition key, turn the key on again the memory going to be cleared and any other codes will be stored wile you driving your car.
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