if my abs light comes on and off can it be tested if light is out


Asked by Dec 12, 2013 at 08:05 AM about the 1997 Mercury Mountaineer 4 Dr STD AWD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the abs light is on and off and the mountaineer slips when stopping why

3 Answers

Tom Demyan

If the ABS light is on, the system is diactivated casuing you to slip when stopping. If it is flashing on and off, I suspect one of your wheels sensors or wiring is causing the issue. Do you have snow where you are at? The sensor might just be filled with ice and snow.

Tom Demyan

It can be tested with the light off, as a code usually is stored in memory.


you can use a car diagnostic tool to find the code and it should tell you what side it is doing it. in most newer makes and models a failing wheel bearing can cause the abs light to come on. but for starters check the codes, then move on to checking the sensors and wireing. and from there if you can't find an issue replace the hub thats causing the issue

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