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    Disconnect ABS - 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme SL

    Hi,

    My wife's car, 94 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL is having ABS problems. The pads and calipers are new. The ABS seems to come on at times when it should not is the best way to describe the issue.

    How would I go about disconnecting the ABS? Any ideas on why it would be doing this?
    Thanks<br />Scott<br />94 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3100 V6 (wife&#039;s)<br />88 Daytona Shelby Z 2.2 TII 195whp/213Ft/Lbs @ 10psi (mine)

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    Disconnect ABS - 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme SL

    PHANTOM ABS it is normally the result of a poor signal from a sensor. As the wheel slows the signal drops away and is lost. You can pull the abs fuse to stop it from happening, this disables abs and leaves you with normal brakes.
    But I recommend fixing the problem. It could be casued by resistance at a dirty connector. Try disconnecting each connector, cleaning them, and putting some dielectric grease on the metal tabs before snapping them in place. See if this corrects your problem. and give us an update on what you do.
    If it still happens,it can it be determined which wheel sensor is at fault I'd have the sensor replaced. - Ken


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    Disconnect ABS - 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme SL

    the sensors come off real easy, one bolt i think and are fairly cheap too.
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    Disconnect ABS - 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme SL

    Thanks for the input guys.

    I will try to clean the connectors and see what happens. Is there anyway to tell if the sensors are bad which one? What other years and cars are the sensors on? I can go pull some from my local u pull yard.
    Thanks<br />Scott<br />94 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3100 V6 (wife&#039;s)<br />88 Daytona Shelby Z 2.2 TII 195whp/213Ft/Lbs @ 10psi (mine)

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    Disconnect ABS - 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme SL

    One other thought.... I have sometimes seen a car run without brake pads, and doing so grinds the rotors and everything leaving a coating/deposit of powdered steel (aka rust ) all over everthing, including the sensor area. (aka my 95 Cutlass Supreme, no pads at the time of purchase!) I believe this can interfere with it's abs signals too!
    If you have a digital multimeter in the ohm setting, you could connect it to the abs sensor and slowly turn the wheel and compare the wheels to each other to see if one of the sensors is less responsive. but that would be a hard judgment call.
    Best to do is clean the sensors first, ensure no rust deposits are inhibiting the sensors and test drive, then let us know! - Ken


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    Disconnect ABS - 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme SL

    Thanks for the further info Ken.
    Thanks<br />Scott<br />94 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3100 V6 (wife&#039;s)<br />88 Daytona Shelby Z 2.2 TII 195whp/213Ft/Lbs @ 10psi (mine)

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    COOL BEANS! keep us posted.


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    What other cars and years would have the same sensors as the 94 Cutlass Supreme SL?
    Thanks<br />Scott<br />94 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3100 V6 (wife&#039;s)<br />88 Daytona Shelby Z 2.2 TII 195whp/213Ft/Lbs @ 10psi (mine)

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    Disconnect ABS - 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme SL

    Basically any Grand prix(up to 96), regal(up to 97), lumina(up to 99) Monte carlo(up to 99), or Cutlass supreme(up to 97) with ABS will have the same sensors. (a good junkyard would know)
    Again, I would attempt to clean the sensors area of dirt/rust, and clean and grease the ABS sensors's connector first...(oh, watch for any damaged wires too.) before you start just replacing parts. - ken


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    Disconnect ABS - 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme SL

    thanks for the info and advice Ken.
    Thanks<br />Scott<br />94 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3100 V6 (wife&#039;s)<br />88 Daytona Shelby Z 2.2 TII 195whp/213Ft/Lbs @ 10psi (mine)

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    Disconnect ABS - 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme SL

    I forgot to mention that I cleaned the front sensors and all was fine. Thanks again for that advice guys.
    Thanks<br />Scott<br />94 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3100 V6 (wife&#039;s)<br />88 Daytona Shelby Z 2.2 TII 195whp/213Ft/Lbs @ 10psi (mine)

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    Disconnect ABS - 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme SL

    Quote Originally Posted by ssheen
    I forgot to mention that I cleaned the front sensors and all was fine. Thanks again for that advice guys.

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    Disconnect ABS - 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme SL

    sweet! glad it is working for ya!


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