Why won't the ABS light go off after replacing front rotors & pads?

Asked by Aug 24, 2014 at 01:54 PM about the 1996 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe

Question type: General

The ABS light in the dash stays on. The front rotors & pads have just been replaced & the rear brakes are good but the light in the dash still stays on.

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The ABS system keeps the wheels from locking during a panic stop, it will not tell you the linings are worn on your year and model. The ABS will have a code stored, you need to get the codes before you can proceed with further diagnostic procedures.

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Ditto tennisshoes answer. ABS system is not related to pad wear. It is telling you your ABS system experienced a failure and needs service. Could be a sensor or something in the valving. Best to get it checked out.

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Found the problem, someone cut about two foot of wire & the plug off of the car. Went to the junk yard cut it off junker spliced into wire harness & plugged it in. Everything is fine now.

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Reboot rhe computer

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