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My ABS light came on yesterday and stays on now. I don't know how to get rid of it or what is causing it. Anyone have this problem or have a solution to my problem besides taking it to a shop. thanks in advance
 

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check the abs fuse box (located by the abs unit)...also check your brake fluid in the master cylinder and the abs unit.
 

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Sometimes it means your ABS fluid level is low. It could be leaking. But if you take it to a good dealership they should be able to determine your problem. Hopefully you won't have to replace it like I did.
 

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mak273 on Jul/17/02 said:
Sometimes it means your ABS fluid level is low. It could be leaking. But if you take it to a good dealership they should be able to determine your problem. Hopefully you won't have to replace it like I did.
I agree, hopefully you wont have to replace anything with the ABS. A little birdie told me that stuff was not cheap by any means.
 

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i still have the problem ..the dealership wants a grand or 2 to get a new modulator that whats wrong with it..so i pulled my fuses
 

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well i still haven't solved the problem. i noticed that when i start my car up there is a high pitched noice coming from the engine bay for about 10 seconds and then it dissapears and my abs light comes on! i want to solve this problem, its driving me crazy! please help somebody
 

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my abs light came on after last night. I was driving hard and didnt see a stop sign so I hit the brakes. The tires never locked up( I wasnt on them that hard) but after that the abs light came on. I think mine were already screwed up just I didnt have to use the abs and when I did it told me if was messed up.
 

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my brake light used to stay on until the abs light came on. But it was because the brake fluid was getting low and when it was filled up the problem dissappeared. So check your brake fluid.
 

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The sound you hear is your ABS pump trying to purge itself to get the air out. This is normal if you here it once and a while not everyday. If you do hear it everyday, you need to bleed your ABS system to get the air out.
 

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The "buzzing" sound you hear when you first start your car is the ABS system pressurizing. This only pertains to '94-'97 Integras, because they have a different ABS system from the '98-'01 Integras and '97 Type-Rs. The '94-'97 Integra's ABS system has a seperate brake fluid reservior (#3 in diagram). The ABS brake fluid should be bleed and flushed periodically to remove air from the system. If you hear the buzzing for more than a couple of seconds (~2-5 sec.), this is a good indication that the ABS system needs to be bleed. Now if you hear the buzzing for ~60 seconds and then it shuts off and the ABS light comes on, it means that the ABS system could not be pressurized and the ABS has been disabled. The main cause is a small rubber O-ring (#23) which seals the brake fluid ACCUMULATOR (#2) which is under extremely high pressure. If this O-ring fails brake fluid will leak out and you will see it under the ABS module.

Here is a diagram of the '94-'97 Integra ABS module:



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Here is the procedure for ABS brake fluid replacement (from the Helms manual):
1.) Remove the bleeder cap from the maintenance bleeder on the modulator unit.

2.) Attach the wrench to the maintenance bleeder.

3.) Connect a rubber tube of the appropriate diameter to the maintenance bleeder, and set the other end of the rubber tube in a suitable container.

4.) While holding the rubber tube with your hand, slowly loosen the maintenance bleeder 1/8 to 1/4 to collect the brake fluid in the container.

CAUTIoN: Do not loosen the maintenance bleeder too much. The high-pressure brake fluid can burst out.

5.) Tighten the maintenance bleeder.

6.) Start the engine and let it idle for a minute. Stop the engine.

7.) Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. It should be below the MAX (upper) level line.

8.) Repeat the steps 4 through 7 to drain the rest of the brake fluid from the modulator unit.

9.) Remove the cap, and refill the reservoir to the MAX (upper) level with fresh brake fluid.

10.) Repeat steps 4 through 8 twice, and refill the reservoir to the MAX (upper) level with fresh brake fluid.

11.) Tighten the maintenance bleeder to the specified torque (8 lbf-ft).

12.) After replacement, start the engine and make sure that the ABS indicator light goes off.
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hey thanks so much everyone for your help. i haven't gotten around to fixing my abs yet, but these hints/diagrams should do the trick. i should look into getting a helms manual, i'm dissapointed with my chiltons manual which is for several acura cars and often has misleading pictures from other models, yada yada, and so on.
 

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check your brake fluied. I had the same problem but my abs light was flickering a few months back.
 

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guys.. ive had my ABS light on for almost a few months before because I had no idea wut the problem was.. basically my problem was that it had no more ABS fluid.. just put some in and let it run thru the system and it should be fine... trust me. i thought it was a mechanical problem but it turned out to be that i had no more fluid so just add some in.
 

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sonic on Aug/01/02 said:
.. basically my problem was that it had no more ABS fluid.. just put some in and let it run thru the system and it should be fine... trust me. i thought it was a mechanical problem but it turned out to be that i had no more fluid so just add some in.
Your brake fluid had to leak out somewhere, so in the future you may have the same problem (ie. no brake fluid). So filling the ABS brake fluid reservior is just a temporary solution.
 

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If all else fails isn't there a little button under the steering wheel that you can push that turns the maintanance light off..I think you have to hold it down for a bit
 
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