ABS light comes on

Submitted: Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 20:18
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I have a 100 series 1999 Toyota Landcruiser.I have recently noticed that the ABS light will come on intermitently and occasionally.
When this happens I switch the motor off and then start again and all is OK and no ABS light. Then every so often when i start the 4WD the ABS light comes on again. Even if i drive with the ABS light on it wont disactivate light. It is only the on off motor start that will reset the light. Can anyone please enlighten as to what the problem might be. Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Ken - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:16

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:16

I know this is not a 100 series sexperience however it may be a mirror image situation.

I had 1999 Honda Accord up until a few weks ago which I purchased from new.

Magnificent machine, however I/we decided to trade it up to something else whilst there was still some trade in equity.

In late April 04 a coota in a 4WD decides that my wife has moved off in a turn left only lane and he proceeds to follow her, except she hasn't moved.

The edge of his bull bar neatly strikes the middle of the Honda boot lid and caves it in, along with the middle of the spare wheel pan.

My wife reckons she hardly felt it, however it did cause approx $5,000 damage.

The Insurance company assessed it next day and shipped it off for repairs and we left in our 4WD for 2 weeks via the Simpson.

On Return we are advised that all damage has been fixed, however when they drove the vehicle out to the customer car park (The day we arrived back) the ABS light was on.

Long story cut short, all concerned deny ever seeing this light on at any stage from when we drop it off for assessment.

My wife never saw it on either and it is quite a bright mother of a thing.

So off to Honda with it (from the panel shop who won't release it until 100% safe)
and it is diagnosed as the ABS sensor in the front right wheel.

All I got from anyone concerned was, gee thats a case of stiff shi$ mate. Now if it had been a rear then we could lay it on the prang impact.

This is the best bit. All stated that the prang may possibly have caused it however there was no linkage to suggest same.

Soooooooooo! the only way I was going to get that car was by parting with $300, which I did.

That vehicle is not insured with that company any more.

One of your ABS sensors could very well be playing up.

I am told that it takes someone with the correct electronic diagnostic gear to determine this.

Hope this gives you something go by

Ken Robinson
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:30

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 08:30
Mark, we had the same problem it's one of the ABS sencors it just means your brakes work like normal, go to toyota get it fixed it's not a urgent thing if you dont mind putting up with no ABS and the light coming on.

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Reply By: Member - Kerry C (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 09:43

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 09:43
hi there also had a similar problem with my mother car (falcon) ford told me there was rust on the sensor and that was causing the issue $100 later its all fixed...
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:33

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:33
Check the easy bits first....like topping up the fluid level in the reservoir to make sure it is not making the low level switch.
Check all wiring to diffs for damage, spray all connections.
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