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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-19-2015, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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T/c and Abs Lights on

can anyone tell me outside of a cut wire what will make these lights come on and after i turn it off and then drive it again they may be on or may be off then sometimes after a drive of xx distance they may come on again. the car has been setting all summer as i ride a bike and don't need the car they don't look rusted and i have not run over anything that i know of. don't think the wires would be cut or i should get the light all the time. mostly when i have stopped and waiting to make a left turn it will come back on. tomorrow i will put on the lift and see if a wire got cut. but i don't think so. will post finding then

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ok coby tell me this i had a bad wheel bearing for a few year on this car and i did not change it because i did not know which one. after some discussion and people telling me it was the left one based in the noise at a particular time of driving, turning to the left meant the right bearing. it turned out to be the left bearing. now i don't hear any unusual noise like before to tell me i have something going on and the light seems to turn on during a slow left turn like i'm setting at a light ready to turn left ant then go and a bit later i notice the lights on.

so front back left right. or do i have to pay the dealer to tell me what bearing? or wait till i can hear it? thanks

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A code reader will tell which sensor is acting up. Even if the check engine light is off the code will remain in history.

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Would that be the same issue with my truck (Ford Ranger)? My ABS light comes on once in a while, untill restarting it, then not on again for weeks.

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A code reader will tell which sensor is acting up. Even if the check engine light is off the code will remain in history.
thanks coby7 i figured that would work but was asking if off the top of anyone's head they could say which bearing may cause it or what to look for. i will see if my harbor freight scanner will tell me and if not take a drive to advance auto and see if there scanner will tell me. and i figure i will have to have the light on but maybe it will be stored in the computer. but i will try to stop when it is on. after i turn off the key it goes away. thanks

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ok i took it to advance auto but i have no stored codes for some reason they wanted to have the lights on but when i turn of the car the lights reset every time. but this is what i have noticed. when i'm stopping and just about stopped the brakes vibrate like they are going into antilock and the road is dry. they do that maybe 2 times and then shortly after i get the tone and lights? so outside of catching the lights on and then having someone with me to be able to leave the car run while getting a helper to read the codes is there something i can do to help do more troubleshooting? thanks

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Those are the symptoms of a bad wheel speed sensor. You don't need the light on to read history codes. I do this for my friend Chris all the time with my Tech II.

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ok thanks i will take it to o'reilly's and see if there scanner will tell me the bad sensor maybe the poeple at advanced auto did not know if there scanner would do that. they told me it needed to be lit. thanks

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