Why does the ABS and brake light keep coming on in my car?

Buick Model Vehicle Information

Why does the ABS and brake light keep coming on in my car?

Postby ambrosio98 » Thu May 17, 2012 10:41 pm

First, this started 2 days ago. It only happens when the car is in drive doing at least 5 mph. The lights won't come on while the car idles and the gear shifter is in park. Well I thought the problem was solved since the mechanic told me I needed to replace the ABS unit and master cylinder. So they did that and told me it was ready.

Now, the first day I get it back it's completely fine. But now, if the car is in drive and it just rolls without stepping on the gas pedal the lights don't come on unless I give it some gas and then step on the brake pedal. What can be the actual cause to this? I had the brake lines, calipers and now ABS unit and master cylinder replaced.

Please help, and oh the car is a 1998 Buick Regal GS with 3800 V.6 Supercharged Engine. Thanks so much for any much needed help.
ambrosio98
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:51 pm

Why does the ABS and brake light keep coming on in my car?

Postby bankroft » Thu May 17, 2012 10:43 pm

First off call the mechanic who did all the work you should have at least some type of warranty 30 or 60 or 90 days. Tell him the abs and brake light pop on when you step on the gas. Your car is supposed to move when you put it in gear. Most cars usually will creep along unless your foot is on the brake. Since you said you had all new lines and calipers there was a problem that seems to have been addressed because you car is rolling a little like it is supposed to when you put it in gear. (as long as its not going like 10 miles an hour dont worry about it)
Your mechanic needs to address the brake and abs light after all you have paid him a signifigant amount of money it should be fixed. So go ahead and tell your mechanic or drop by and show him the the brake light and go from there. hang in there you just rebuilt the brake system it may have a minor adjustment of some kind
bankroft
 
Posts: 31
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:09 pm

Why does the ABS and brake light keep coming on in my car?

Postby gaizka94 » Thu May 17, 2012 10:55 pm

you said nothing about the car ONLY GOING 5 MPH IN YOUR ORIGINAL QUESTION if you had I would have told you ro call a tow truck immidiatly and have it towed to the idiot who fixed it. If that was unnsucesfull then you go to plan B and park your star in a dark place thank you
gaizka94
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:08 pm

Why does the ABS and brake light keep coming on in my car?

Postby jerardo » Thu May 17, 2012 11:04 pm

you said nothing about the car ONLY GOING 5 MPH IN YOUR ORIGINAL QUESTION if you had I would have told you ro call a tow truck immidiatly and have it towed to the idiot who fixed it. If that was unnsucesfull then you go to plan B and park your star in a dark place thank you
By ABS unit do you mean the ECU + sensor + actuator ?
Since you are getting both ABS and Brake warnings, check for the brake pedal sensors which is common to both ABS ECU and Engine ECU.
jerardo
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Mon May 23, 2011 11:45 pm

Why does the ABS and brake light keep coming on in my car?

Postby benecroft62 » Thu May 17, 2012 11:11 pm

I rolled my taurus last year and then that happened, no big deal most likely. use you own judgment.
if its no harm tehn its no foul. my mistake, i miss read that.
benecroft62
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:53 pm

Why does the ABS and brake light keep coming on in my car?

Postby barrick49 » Thu May 17, 2012 11:14 pm

I rolled my taurus last year and then that happened, no big deal most likely. use you own judgment.
if its no harm tehn its no foul. my mistake, i miss read that.
You need a scanner that is capable of reading brake codes because there is no way anyone can give a correct answer!
barrick49
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:00 am

Why does the ABS and brake light keep coming on in my car?

Postby oegelsby62 » Thu May 17, 2012 11:16 pm

check the wheel sensors behind each wheel ! you might have a plug-in corroded, loose or off !
oegelsby62
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:07 pm

Why does the ABS and brake light keep coming on in my car?

Postby athan » Thu May 17, 2012 11:21 pm

sensor?
athan
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 10:00 am

Why does the ABS and brake light keep coming on in my car?

Postby hunter » Thu May 17, 2012 11:30 pm

I DOESN'T LIKE YOU!!!
hunter
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:59 am

Why does the ABS and brake light keep coming on in my car?

Postby tasunke » Thu May 17, 2012 11:35 pm

I know that the Laguna what was made 94-98 has an ABS ring. The Laguna from 1999 read the information given from an bearing what has on a part a magnethyc band. The info from the magnethyc band is sent to the sensor. It can be that the magnethyc band be corrupted ( a small piece separated, or when it is warm the magnethyc band rotate herself in the bearing ).

If you are not satisfy with all the answers, take your car to the brake specialist. Remember that too many opinions may confuse you especially if is something related to the brake.

Go answer.com, ask.com and type the question, they have a lot mechanic that can give you a lot of information and if you are not satisfy with the answer you don't have to pay. I think is $29.00 for the answer but you know that mechanic are more expensive than a doctor, but my best advise is to take it to the garage. I hope I help you.
tasunke
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:17 pm


Return to Buick

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest