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Old 10-26-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
chunji08@gmail.com
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Break "Leaking" ?

Hi all,
I have 96 Volvo 850 Wagon, Milage is about 87K.
Starting from 6 months ago, the ABS light is On and OFF for no reason.
After I checked the web, I realized it was a common "problem" for Volvo
850. For some people, they just ignore it. So did I.

But somehow, when I was driving my car this morning, I find something
else that worries me.
I was doing about 20-30 mph locally, and was trying to stop at a
traffice light. When I stepped on the break, I felt something going on
under the break step. The feeling is as if air is leaking from a ball,
or a ballon.
At the same time, the "ABS" light is turned on immediately. It lasted
for less than a second. After that, I tried to step on the gas, break,
gas, break... for several times, everything seems to work fine, except
the "ABS" light is on. ?


Any suggestion what might be ?



Thanks a lot,


cji

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Old 10-27-2005, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
Marvin
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Re: Break "Leaking" ?

chunji08@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have 96 Volvo 850 Wagon, Milage is about 87K.
> Starting from 6 months ago, the ABS light is On and OFF for no reason.
> After I checked the web, I realized it was a common "problem" for Volvo
> 850. For some people, they just ignore it. So did I.
>
> But somehow, when I was driving my car this morning, I find something
> else that worries me.
> I was doing about 20-30 mph locally, and was trying to stop at a
> traffice light. When I stepped on the break, I felt something going on
> under the break step. The feeling is as if air is leaking from a ball,
> or a ballon.
> At the same time, the "ABS" light is turned on immediately. It lasted
> for less than a second. After that, I tried to step on the gas, break,
> gas, break... for several times, everything seems to work fine, except
> the "ABS" light is on. ?
>
>
> Any suggestion what might be ?
>
>
>
> Thanks a lot,
>
>
> cji
>

Check the brake fluid level. If it is low, you probably have a leak. Another possiblity
is that air got in the brake lines somehow, and needs ot be drained.
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Old 10-27-2005, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
John Horner
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Re: Break "Leaking" ?

chunji08@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have 96 Volvo 850 Wagon, Milage is about 87K.
> Starting from 6 months ago, the ABS light is On and OFF for no reason.
> After I checked the web, I realized it was a common "problem" for Volvo
> 850. For some people, they just ignore it. So did I.
>
> But somehow, when I was driving my car this morning, I find something
> else that worries me.
> I was doing about 20-30 mph locally, and was trying to stop at a
> traffice light. When I stepped on the break, I felt something going on
> under the break step. The feeling is as if air is leaking from a ball,
> or a ballon.
> At the same time, the "ABS" light is turned on immediately. It lasted
> for less than a second. After that, I tried to step on the gas, break,
> gas, break... for several times, everything seems to work fine, except
> the "ABS" light is on. ?
>
>
> Any suggestion what might be ?
>
>
>
> Thanks a lot,
>
>
> cji
>


Sounds like a failed ABS module, and I would replace it with a
new/rebuilt unit for sure.

John
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Old 10-27-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
John Horner
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Re: Break "Leaking" ?

chunji08@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have 96 Volvo 850 Wagon, Milage is about 87K.
> Starting from 6 months ago, the ABS light is On and OFF for no reason.
> After I checked the web, I realized it was a common "problem" for Volvo
> 850. For some people, they just ignore it. So did I.
>
> But somehow, when I was driving my car this morning, I find something
> else that worries me.
> I was doing about 20-30 mph locally, and was trying to stop at a
> traffice light. When I stepped on the break, I felt something going on
> under the break step. The feeling is as if air is leaking from a ball,
> or a ballon.
> At the same time, the "ABS" light is turned on immediately. It lasted
> for less than a second. After that, I tried to step on the gas, break,
> gas, break... for several times, everything seems to work fine, except
> the "ABS" light is on. ?
>
>
> Any suggestion what might be ?
>


Check out this website, lots of folks have reported good results from
his repairs:

http://home.earthlink.net/~vicrocha/...vo_V70_ABS.htm

John
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Old 10-27-2005, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
chunji08@gmail.com
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How can I tell if ABS works or not ?


thanks,


cji

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Old 10-27-2005, 13:01   #6 (permalink)
James Sweet
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Re: Break "Leaking" ?

chunji08@gmail.com wrote:
> How can I tell if ABS works or not ?
>
>
> thanks,
>
>
> cji
>



You could go find a wet road with lots of space, get up to 20 mph or so
and slam on the brakes, if the ABS is working you should hear a
chattering sound and the car should stop in a fairly straight line.
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