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ABS lights going on - FIXED

while out driving around tonight i came to a medium stop at a stop sign when i felt the brakes pumping as if the ABS was working but there was no need for it. I was no where near sliding speeds. It did this tracking thing all the way through the stop. A few seconds later the ABS, ESP, and another light came on saying that it disabled the system. It continues to come on after restarting the car.
Are there a couple sensors i can check so that i dont have to take it in to a dealer, spend a bunch of $ for them to probably make a quick fix?

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post #2 of 17 Old 11-19-2009, 08:27 PM
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ABS/ ESP. Have you recently lifted your Jeep or installed a new tie-rod? Is the steering wheel centered? This is a common issue if the steering wheel is off center for any reason.

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ABS/ ESP. Have you recently lifted your Jeep or installed a new tie-rod? Is the steering wheel centered? This is a common issue if the steering wheel is off center for any reason.
No, No, and No. not lifted and the wheel rides in the center on the highway. any other ideas.
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I don't blame you.....I would certainly not want to take it to the dealership just yet. Wondering now.....was the pavement wet or icy? That can also set it off.
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I don't blame you.....I would certainly not want to take it to the dealership just yet. Wondering now.....was the pavement wet or icy? That can also set it off.
yeah pavement was wet and may of set it off. I dont want to take it in cause i did this exact thing a year ago to my work van and sure enough it was a in and out but most likely only cause they knew it was still under warrenty. I wish i knew what they did or checked.
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A "medium" brake will sometimes set off the ABS. That's one of the things I hate about the JK. It wants to "help" you even when you don't really need the kind of "help" it tries to provide....lol. I would just let it go for now. JMO
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Are they still on? Check your tire pressure--make sure it's even. If it is, and your steering wheel is straight, and you don't have a lift, then likely a true ABS system failure. I would take it to the dealer--are you out of warranty?

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Are they still on? Check your tire pressure--make sure it's even. If it is, and your steering wheel is straight, and you don't have a lift, then likely a true ABS system failure. I would take it to the dealer--are you out of warranty?
I have always been under the impression that the ABS/ ESP system is "supposed" to react under certain braking conditions- ie: wet/ slick pavement, etc. Mine activates under hard braking on wet pavement. Doesn't seem like there is a failure involved. JMO

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I have always been under the impression that the ABS/ ESP system is "supposed" to react under certain braking conditions- ie: wet/ slick pavement, etc. Mine activates under hard braking on wet pavement. Doesn't seem like there is a failure involved. JMO
True, but not if all the lights stay on, especially after a few starts.

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True, but not if all the lights stay on, especially after a few starts.
Ah- missed that in the OP. Didn't realize it is remaining "ON". Maybe as suggested- take it to the dealership.
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yeah this abs thing happened when i was coming to the stop. after going through the intersection, accelerating, and moving a few hundred feet- "ding" and all the lights came on including the ABS light which came on when i was stopping. I'll check the tire pressure which i need to do anyway but i couldnt image it would be that since it returns each start of the motor. DING.
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Do you have a scan tool or anything to pull codes? If not you will have to go to the dealer or you will just be shooting in the dark? unless you want to try and reset the whole system? Battery cable thing.
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If it persists, re-center your steering wheel.

I know, I know, nothing changed. I was in the same boat, one day out the blue the ESP/BAS lights and squigly jeep lights popped on. They stayed on for a few weeks, intermittently shutting off and popping back on but mostly staying on. I was just about ready to take it in and for a goof, decided to re-center my wheel first. Lights out, been out for over a month.


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If it persists, re-center your steering wheel.

I know, I know, nothing changed. I was in the same boat, one day out the blue the ESP/BAS lights and squigly jeep lights popped on. They stayed on for a few weeks, intermittently shutting off and popping back on but mostly staying on. I was just about ready to take it in and for a goof, decided to re-center my wheel first. Lights out, been out for over a month.

hey im up to try it. that is why i posted. i guess now im curious as to what i am supposed to do. can someone give me a quick lesson on centering the wheel.
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Do you have a scan tool or anything to pull codes? If not you will have to go to the dealer or you will just be shooting in the dark? unless you want to try and reset the whole system? Battery cable thing.
no i dont have anything to pull codes with. that diagnostic is what im know will start at a hundo plus. i wouldnt mind trying that reset. your talking just yanking the terminal off and putting it pack on?
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no i dont have anything to pull codes with. that diagnostic is what im know will start at a hundo plus. i wouldnt mind trying that reset. your talking just yanking the terminal off and putting it pack on?
Just remove both battery cables and hold them together for about 15 seconds then hook everything back together.
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Are they still on? Check your tire pressure--make sure it's even. If it is, and your steering wheel is straight, and you don't have a lift, then likely a true ABS system failure. I would take it to the dealer--are you out of warranty?
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it was the tire pressure. I knew i needed to check the tires since its been getting colder. Checked them, and they were all running 28. Pumped them back up to 35 and the light didnt come back on after restarting. I definetely wouldnt of expected this to be the problem but ill take it. Thanks jeep school.
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