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    ABS Light On

    I had a local shop read the code and here is what it said.

    Hydraulic Pump Circuit Malfunction

    Anyone else have this problem? If so, what was it?


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    I've not had this problem, and it hasn't come up here before from what I can remember.

    I can tell you that your next moves with it will be inspecting all wiring, and if it is fine, the unit itself may be bad.
    Candy the van. '98 Sport 3.8L 132,200 miles. Used trans at ~96k. Great piece of my life and a fine van.

    '69 GTO drop top

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    Can you hear or feel the pump? With ignition on and engine off, keep applying the brakes on/off until you hear the pump come on. I think on mine, it's like 4 or 5 times, and then the pump comes on.

    Be aware that if you don't feel any pulsing in the pedal, your normal brakes should be normal and safe. I would recommend fixing the ABS if you're going to keep the car, but if you're planning on getting rid of it, you can drive it.

    Do a couple of hard test stops just to be sure.

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    Most likely you need an abs pump, this happened on my '02. cost is about $400 for parts and labor, but brakes did operate fine, minor the abs feature. However, having the warnning light illuminated would have caused me to fail state inspection so i had to bite the bullet.
    2005 Grand Caravan SXT, 3.8 247k miles
    2002 Grand Caravan SE, 3.3, 166k miles, original engine & trans, Sold

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    IF it ever goes off (the light) stomp on the brake with two tires on grass at about 20 mph, try to clear the pump, You should feel it actuate, could be a piece of junk stuck in it, mine did and finally it fixed itself.
    2005 T&C Ltd 3.8 69k
    2000 Caravan 2.4l
    1990 Grand Caravan 3.3 149,000 owned 15yrs 4 trannies
    1990 Dynasty 3.0 120k 1 tranny 4yrs
    1981 Dodge Aries 2.6 only new car I ever bought 225k orig 11yrs
    1966 Dodge Coronet 440 Wagon, way old 1 yr. 135$ (Had to borrow it at the bank!)
    1964 Simca 1000 (bought for $10 rebored) 50k 4yrs
    1965 Ply Valiant V8 85k
    1964 Ply Valiant Wagon slant 6 200k 1 qt/200 miles
    1969 Corvair convertible 4 carb

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