Question : THE light of my six-year old Perdana V6
goes off and on. Is it safe to drive when the light is on ?
My electrical mechanic says he can switch off the light by
disconnecting the ABS wire.
The Proton workshop can replace the ABS at a price of between
RM5,000 and RM6,000.
Shall I follow the mechanic's advice or replace the car with
a new ABS ?
Can the ABS be repaired? And where please ?
Answer : Firstly, you need to find out whether
the ABS controller is at fault or is it just
the indicator or any other component.
This can only be done by using test
equipment and you may find that the
fault is only with a wheel sensor or even
a cable harness.
My suggestion is to take the car to a
Proton service centre that has the proper
test equipment and check it out.
ABS systems are what is called a closed loop system and if
there is no hydraulic leakage, the brakes would still work even
though the ABS does not, unless there is a valve problem.
The best is still to get it properly