Land Rover and Range Rover Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
48 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello (new) Friends,
I have just joined the Forum and like most new members, I will probably
ask questions that cause you to groan having heard them a million times.
Yet here goes,
My '96 Discovery SD has a problem with the ABS. The ABS light comes
on when the vehicle is first started, as is typical. The light goes out when
engine speed comes up as I drive off. However, as I encounter the first
bump (read: small pothole size) there is a 'click' like noise from behind the
rear seat and the ABS light comes back on ...and remains on until the ignition
is shut off.
I must admit that I have not gotten around to testing the ABS operation
but today is rainy so a quick test for proper operation is easy. I suspect that
a sensor or the associated wiring is intermittant. My service manual has not
yet arrived so I don't know where all the various bits of the ABS system are
located. Therefore, your opinions would be greatly appreciated.

rick
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
321 Posts
Have you had your rotors changed or a brake job recently? if so i suspect the senors was not set properly which you might want to check.
take care
sam
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
48 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
No recent changes but the vehicle has not been used for a number of months.
Thanks for the advice. Once the manual arrives, I'll check and readjust
everything.

regards,

rick

dent said:
Have you had your rotors changed or a brake job recently? if so i suspect the senors was not set properly which you might want to check.
take care
sam
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
i have a similar problem. the abs light sometimes doesn't go out when i take off. i generally reset it by turning the ignition off and on again really quickly whilst coasting along. i do need to gt in there and check the sensors, but with winter and all..

PS: your brakes will still work ok without ABS, as a car does without ABS installed. but probably best to pop the wheels off and check the sensors. they can get dirty, or not be 'seeing' the ABS toothed wheel, ie. the sensor is too far away from the wheel, etc.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top