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

257,845

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.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
257,845

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

10,555

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

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Mountaineer

Looking for a Used Mountaineer in your area?

CarGurus has 1,164 nationwide Mountaineer listings starting at $1,900.

ZIP:

Mercury Mountaineer Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    580
  • #2
    kbro
    Reputation
    460
  • #3
    tuff4x4
    Reputation
    300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
945 Great Deals out of 69,251 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Expedition
355 Great Deals out of 18,337 listings starting at $1,989
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
861 Great Deals out of 70,647 listings starting at $700
Used Ford F-150
2,609 Great Deals out of 198,102 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
745 Great Deals out of 41,784 listings starting at $1,995
Used Lincoln Navigator
87 Great Deals out of 4,217 listings starting at $1,900
Used Dodge Durango
269 Great Deals out of 22,905 listings starting at $895
Used Nissan Pathfinder
363 Great Deals out of 26,878 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Mercury Mountaineer For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 76 listings starting at $5,495
2009 Mercury Mountaineer For Sale
28 listings starting at $6,315
2008 Mercury Mountaineer For Sale
142 listings starting at $2,950
2007 Mercury Mountaineer For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 155 listings starting at $2,799
2006 Mercury Mountaineer For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 173 listings starting at $1,900

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.