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ABS light on

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by nohair, Feb 25, 2017.

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  1. nohair

    nohair New Member

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    my sons 1999 20L diesel freelander has a ABS light on that will not clear , yet there are no faults showing on the diagnostic tool , any ideas .
     
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    GrumpyGel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    What diag tool are you using?

    That's cool - another L Series Freelander in the Chch region on LZ :)
     
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    GrumpyGel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    A nice pic of the car would help as well - we like pics of the cars.
     
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    Why has her son got his mum to ask about his car.....Why is he not doing his own dirty work o_O
     
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    guineafowl21 Well-Known Member

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    I assume your diagnostic tool is showing no codes not because there are none, but because it can't read any. The generic OBDII readers are good at this.

    You need to find someone with a suitable Hawkeye, Lynx, iCarsoft or Pscan to read the codes properly.

    Alternatively, you could 'fish' for the most likely spots. The brake pedal switch is often a cause of problems, although usually three fault lights come on. Also, find all the ABS sensor connectors, unplug them and ohm the sensors - somewhere in the hundreds of ohms is right, but they all should be the same.

    My vote is a faulty ABS wheel sensor.
     
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    GrumpyGel Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If you are in the city, you can pop into Canterbury Landrover Spares on Hoskins Road and for a few pieces of silver they will read the codes for you. I've had them read the ABS codes twice on my Freelander - both times the modulator/pump was faulty (was showing all 3 Amigos).

    What ever the fault is though, do not be tempted to buy parts from them there and then. There are often far better choices else where, although I do on occasion buy bits from them -they've come to the party with their service item pricing (filters) and are much better than the sheds.

    I do also know an LZ member in Chch has a code reader that talked to the Wabco unit on my car, there were no Amigos showing at the time I tested it so it found no codes, but it did correctly show that it connected to the Wabco unit, so presume it would be able to read its codes.
     
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    Hi Nohair
    had my abs light on for a couple of weeks took it to my local garage they put it on there dianostics machine came up with no faults and just reset the light have now been driving and no problems
     
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    Had the same issues with the 3 amigos now for weeks(2007 FR2), doesn't show a fault most of the time, occasionally the abs module comes up.and the rear right sensor (changed)
    lights actually go off by themselves ??? and don't return for a day or 2.
    To put you in the picture I have changed the rear hydraulic flexi hoses as one was leaking a bit and done a fluid change, also the right rear shocker as was scrubbing front nearside tyre badly.Serviced the car while I was at it, all levels looked good on the first inspection.
    Now as it happens my steering started squealing and the 3 amigos immediately came on !!!!!, read all the forum posts on this issue so obtained new oil and decided on changing aux drive belt while I was at it, dropped the false floor and it was full of oil (not helped by the sound proofing) ,
    close inspection showed a small leak around the lower steering column power steering pipes, on checking my reservoir it looked just above min,????
    Closer inspection of this showed me it was a tide mark! of where my fluid once was! and has duped me into thinking it was at the correct level.
    power steering pipe repaired, fluid topped up and bled, the problem of squealing has now gone.
    Hopefully, the 3 amigos may have gone away also.
    Hope this helps others who have the same problems, has had me tearing my hair out.
     
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    Best method for checking fluids is to shine a torch on top of the reservoir and give the car a shake - no argument then.
     
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