What does the ABS light mean?


Asked by Aug 17, 2013 at 06:34 PM about the 2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4 Dr STD AWD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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A warning light means a problem was detected, and the system needs to be scanned for codes in order find out the area the fault is in. With the light on, ABS operation is not present, but normal braking is

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The antilock braking system (ABS) uses several different sensors, motors, and a computer in conjunction with the normal braking system of your car. The ABS regulates the brake pressure in order to reduce the chance of wheel lockup. Reduced wheel lock-up improve your control of the vehicle during braking on slippery pavement. Improved stability and steering enable for greater control of the vehicle in the case of an abrupt stop. The ABS operation is available from approx. 3 mph to the maximum vehicle speed.

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D_LAKIN...Hopefully my answers were helpful to you :)

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Penny Girard

the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer we have, it has a high idol. Drive down the road when you come to a stop the engine starts to go up on the rpm's what is wrong. We put in a new transmission, reprogrammed the computer, Help what else can we do, still same problem

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abs light came on when I turn the wheel it seen like it was going to shout down

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