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#1 mumof2monsters

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 10:12 AM

Hi
New to this site but have problem with picasso.
I was driving yesterday when the message "Abs malfunction not working" came up on the dashboard. When I applied the breaks they still worked, however once i had stopped the car and started it again the light went out the message disappeared but on applying the breaks they grinded and felt like they did not work.

Basically when the malfunction display and light is on the dashboard the breaks were ok but when it went out the breaks were not functioning properly. any ideas?

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 06:15 AM

I would sugest going and getting your brakes checked and also the ABS sensor might have a dirty contact or a bit of dirt may have stopped the sensor from reading of the hub.

Either way take it a get them checked ASAP it cost a lot less to just change your brake pads than both pads and disks !!
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 07:34 AM

The grinding you are talking about maybe caused by the sensor ring on the end of the driveshaft having become detached/broken. So if nothing is found with the brake pads get that checked also.
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Posted 02 July 2006 - 04:46 PM

The grinding you are talking about maybe caused by the sensor ring on the end of the driveshaft having become detached/broken. So if nothing is found with the brake pads get that checked also.

Hi I have got exactly the same problem. Did you get it fixed and if so what was the problem and how much to fix?

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:19 PM

I had a similar problem, to replace just the sensor was quoted about £100 parts and labour, but the drive shaft also needed replacing which was about £120 parts and £50 labour - hope yours isn't as dear............. Just plugging it in to the diagnostic machine cost £55 too. This was at the dealer, don't know if local garage would be cheaper, but they may not be willing to deal with ABS.

Edited by sparrow, 29 October 2006 - 08:24 PM.