ABS light comes on, goes off.

65

Asked by Aug 11, 2011 at 11:21 AM about the Buick Reatta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1989 Buick Reatta. I have always had a problem with the ABS light coming on sometimes. If I turn the innition key to off and then imediately back on while driving it goes off. I've also noticed that when I fill up the gas tank it is less likely to come on but the lower ther gas tank gets the more it comes on. I've gone through my repair manuel it it talks about a possible bad ground or the wheel sensors. I've checked the grounds, cleaned them and reattatched. Still no change. The part that has me scratching my head is why it goes off less with a fuller gas tank.
      Any ideas of what it more likely would be.
      Thans for any help

2 Answers

65

I ended changing the right rear wheel sensor. The ABS light stayed out for a couple weeks, but then came on again. After going over everything I noticed the ground wire on the Teve unit. I unscrewed the bolt cleaned up the end of the ground wire and around the bolt opening raattached it and it's been fine since.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,840

The ABS light on this system will come on for several reasons. You still have brakes but no ABS when the light is on. It needs to be diagnosed to locate the reason the light comes on

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Buick Reatta Experts

  • #1
    Jason Zane
    Reputation
    270
  • #2
    txbarney
    Reputation
    190
  • #3
    lastone
    Reputation
    170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Corvette
114 Great Deals out of 16,238 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang
348 Great Deals out of 41,846 listings starting at $1,488
Used Buick Riviera
93 listings
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
15 Great Deals out of 439 listings starting at $1,995
Used Cadillac XLR
127 listings starting at $8,900
Used Cadillac Allante
94 listings
Used Chrysler Crossfire
20 Great Deals out of 368 listings starting at $3,500
Used Jaguar F-TYPE
16 Great Deals out of 1,693 listings starting at $32,999
Used Buick Regal
137 Great Deals out of 5,163 listings starting at $2,495
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
537 Great Deals out of 21,740 listings starting at $1,999
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
54 Great Deals out of 3,367 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Thunderbird
16 Great Deals out of 1,014 listings starting at $7,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.