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 Post subject: hit a pothole in the rain, now ABS light stays on
Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:01 pm 
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Hi All,
I hit a pothole on the front left the other night in the rain, now the ABS light is on permanently, and the brakes are soft and grinding a bit when slow ie in a roundabout stopping at light etc.
any ideas would be greatly appreciated. (not that mechanical).
cheers Owen

 

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 Post subject: Re: hit a pothole in the rain, now ABS light stays on
Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:26 am 
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Jack up the car, remove the wheel and have a good look around. Something is obviously not right.

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Take it to a brake specialist and get them to check it for you.

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 Post subject: Re: hit a pothole in the rain, now ABS light stays on
Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:40 pm 
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Disc may have come loose and not aligned properly to the calipers...so maybe the retaining nut came loose (or was loose) and has now allowed the disc to have horizontal movement.

I'd suggest taking it to a brake specialist to get it checked out if you don't know what you're looking for. If you want to have a look...as BenJ suggested.

 

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 Post subject: Re: hit a pothole in the rain, now ABS light stays on
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:12 am 
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thanks for that, i had a quick look and the whole wheel bearing was missing :cry: got the car towed back to the guy who fixed my brakes 6 weeks ago.

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Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:20 pm 
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shammus wrote:
thanks for that, i had a quick look and the whole wheel bearing was missing :cry: got the car towed back to the guy who fixed my brakes 6 weeks ago.

owen


Ouch...well hopefully it will be fixed soon and back on the road :)

 

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