1996 Volvo 850 ABS warning light

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1996 Volvo 850 ABS warning light

Postby mjack » Wed Jun 30, 2004 11:50 am

Hello folks, This is my first post looks like a great site.

I just purchased a 1996 850 glt and this morning the ABS warning came on and stayed on? There are 82,000 kms currently on the vehicle.

The brakes do pulsate a bit but I have identified a grooved roter which I have not replaced as yet.

Any information will be appreciated.

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Year and Model: 11 C30
Location: Atlanta GA

Postby Tsquared » Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:28 pm

You sould try to clean the sensors on your ABS. They will crud up and give a false error message.

Cleaning them is fairly easy. For the front pull the wheel. The sensor is located on the top of the spindle. You can follow the wires going to it to locate it. The wiring connector plugs strait down onto the sensor - there is not a holding tab on the connector and it is a snug fit. Once the connectoe is off you can remove the retaining screw. The sensor can be pulled up to remove. It is a sealed unit and the grime and metal filings can be wiped off. The rear is simular.

Go to Matthew's main page for a good list of how-to's for the brakes and other issues for enlightenment.


'11 C30 T5

'96 854 - died an early death with 184K miles. Killed by the front end of an LTD on a suicide mission (T-boned and both cars totaled).

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