On Thu, 09 Nov 2006 17:11:54 -0500, Billz514 wrote:
This is a weird problem. I was looking for a replacement for my '92 AWD,
and ran across a '94 a friend who owns an independant garage had. Alas, it
wasn't AWD and a Short one at that.
BUT, it was his GF's van, and she didn't want to drive it like that with a
bunch of kids.
He replaced EVERYTHING in it, front to rear, and this guy is thorough!
They bled it and flushed it twice, new Master Cylinder, new wheel
cylinders, new lines, new calipers, etc, and still it went to the floor
every so often. I drove it about 10 or 12 miles, and every 3rd or 4th time
I hit the brakes, the pedal would go to the floor, but it would always
He never did figure it out. He's driving it as a beater (although, except
for the brakes, it was in good shape), but the pedal still occasionally
goes to the floor!
On Fri, 17 Nov 2006 13:06:43 -0500, maxpower wrote:
Interesting. What is the bleeding procedure for ABS?
I did a complete flush 'n fill on the brake system, and it's working
well. The ABS doesn't often work, but when it does, I can feel it much,
much worse than when it was working before I did the brakes. (When coming
to a complete stop, just before the vehicle stops, there is a pulsating in
the pedal and a very slight shuddering from the front)
When the ANTI-LOCK light is glowing on the dash, the brakes work fine!
Perfect, in fact!
ABS checks all the signal from all tires and compare them if anyofthem
are different. I guess one of your sensors act just before stop which
let the brake go. Try to find the bad one.
My friend had the similar problem. Just before the car stops, it lets
the brake go and apply again. In his case, it was the ABS controlar.
WhenABS light is on, it means ABS is not working so your brakes works
like any classical system. I suggest you check the sensors first, adn
then move to expensive parts liek ABS controller/computor.
Hachiroku る車ハチロク wrote:
On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 17:10:48 -0800, uccoskun wrote:
Hmmmm...me thinks I'll pull the fuse first!
It runs just fine without the ABS. It (ABS) was working OK (just) last
It's not worth putting a lot of money into it. If I can limp it without
the ABS, that's OK with me.
I'm going to let it ride for a few weeks. It gets put on the road in
November and comes off in April. If it straightens itself out (from
disuse) fine, if not, I'll disable it. My last one had a bad ABS system,
too, ands I didn't know it because somebody pulled the lamp out of the
warning system! I drove that one 10,000 miles with no problem!
if you live somewhere with cheap junk yard, and you are mechanically
inclined, i suggest you keep ABS working in car. They usually charge
20-30 dollars for ABS control and computor, and nearly free for
sensors. I know putting the parts in is alittle bit pain but my
experince tells me abs is importat.
One of my sensor on GMC Safari died and I feel the brakes locking all
the time expecially on snowy illinois days. Next spring I changed that
sensor and it is fine.
if i donot recall, on 91 caravans, ABS are recalled. Maybe soembody can
share their experience with the problem, symtoms of those cars.
Hachiroku ハチロク wrote:
LOL! The funny thing is, they probably want $20 for ANYTHING! I've seen
There are some decent ones around here; one has really decent prices and
will DELIVER if they are coming to the area! How cool is that?!
They're about 35 miles away, with no direct route, so it really helps to
get things delivered.
I donot pay anythign for sensors, plugs, wires etc at Coultas A.R. at
Danville illinois. they are cool guys. they charge only some big stuff
like alternator, starter, taillgihts engine kinda stuff.
Funny, they asked 35 for driver window, but 25 for complete door.
try to find a cheap self service junk yard of a small town. they are
Hachiroku ハチロク wrote:
On Mon, 27 Nov 2006 16:25:21 -0800, uccoskun wrote:
(He's asking me to find a junkyard! LOL!!! I pretty much HAVE a junkyard
in my backyard!!!)
All kidding aside, I have this kind of a relationship with a local that
has a large variety of Toyotas hanging around. He does charge me for
everything, but $5 for a sensor, $5 for various interior pieces, and $20
for a full taillight assembly. The most I paid was $35 for a door handle,
a radiator and a couple other pieces!
Yeah, it's nice to have friends in the 'Recycled Parts' business!
Now, if I could just find one for my Van! There is another guy about 35
miles from here that has a lot of Chryslers and has decent prices, too. A
taillight for my LHS was $25, $30 if they pulled it. I got out there in
the afternoon (they had just gotten the car that morning) and they pulled
it and sold it to me for $20. Cool!
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