I own an old 98 CRV. It has 120,000 miles on it. I live where they salt
I have been having a time with my yellow light coming on indicating
there is an ABS problem.
In the beginning I would get random errors. My mechanic told me that
this was probably the ABS computer and I would need to spend 400 dollars
for a new one. Well, I bought a used on on ebay for 38 dollars. It is
very easily installed. I still got errors. However, now the errors were
limited to error 15 and 17. These are the rear sensors. He tested the
rear sensors with an ohm meter and pronounced them good. He is a good
mechanic and I trust him. I went around with this light on all the time
for a couple months more. Every time I did a reset and checked for
errors they were both 15 and 17.
I then went in and ordered him to replace the sensors. This cost me
$367. Not cheap. It has been a month now and no yellow light. I believe
this is success. Before replacement the error codes could be reset and
they would either show another error code within 10 minutes or one day.
I could have simply let this go and used my brakes as normal. However, I
am 71 and my reflexes are not what they were. I live where we have six
months of winter (read ice and snow on the road). This last winter was a
bad one and we had 8 months. I want to be able to jam on my brakes and
let the ABS cover my slow reflexes. When I say snow and ice on the road,
I don't mean intermittently. When Winter starts, the roads and streets
are covered in ice and snow until Spring.
Salt and age have had their way with my sensors and ABS system. I expect
to soon replace the front sensors. However, so far so good.
The bottom line here is that I suspect measuring the sensors with an ohm
meter is not a particularly reliable test.
BTW, this error light would come on after starting the engine and before
the car was moved. It would just come on as usual but not go off as is