Out of all posts i haven't found anybody complainig about problem with ABS in
Tauruses!! - so I'm impressed anyway. Just couple weeks ago an ABS light went on
and stays on all the time. I checked on very hard braking that tha car has NO
ABS! My mechanic says it's a ABS computer which costs about $300 CDN alone! I
don't have a manual to confim this and I'm asking "the audience"
Should I check an electrical connections first? and where?
BTW - my wife's 96 Taurus LX Wagon despite 246k kms is going very strong - just
regular maintenance, couple repairs, very little rust.... I'm really impressed
with this car!
Sometimes with my 96 Windstar the ABS light will come on if the brake fluid
gets low. That happens as the brake pads wear down. It's my reminder to get
the brakes done "pretty soon". Topping off the brake fluid makes the light go
away for a while (months).
I don't drive in a way that the ABS ever kicks in. Sometimes when it's
slippery (icy) I slam on the brakes to see if it works, just for fun. It takes
a lot to kick it in. If you did that on dry pavement, nothing might have
happened anyway. Or at least that you could feel.
Top off the brake fluid. If that doesn't help, then maybe it really is the
I did have an ABS sensor go bad a while ago where the ABS would kick in pretty
much at random. Even then you couldn't feel it, it just made a funny
clicking, ratcheting noise.
I got it fixed and it wasn't cheap, but my wife drives it now and then. You
want to keep the wife happy, or at least quiet.
p.s. I am not a mechanic and I'm not trying to second guess your mechanic.
Just sharing my personal experience,
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