Go Back   Maxima Forums > Maxima Discussions > 4th Generation Maxima (1995-1999)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

4th Generation Maxima (1995-1999) Visit the 4th Generation forum to ask specific questions or find out more about the 4th Generation Maxima.

Welcome to Maxima.org!
Welcome to Maxima.org,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to start new topics, reply to conversations, privately message other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join Maxima.org today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-15-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
maxima985spd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Abs Light!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is On!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just started my car today just like a normal day and noticed my ABS light is on. I have a 98 Maxima SE and the CEL isn't on. What could cause the ABS light to stay on? Could it be a sensor? Anyway to tell what is going on? This sounds expensive to fix....................................

Thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 01:36 PM   #2
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Chester, PA
iTrader: (8)
Posts: 1,522
Points: 6,503, Level: 52
Points: 6,503, Level: 52 Points: 6,503, Level: 52 Points: 6,503, Level: 52
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Send a message via AIM to markd248
Seeing as your in Georgia I doubt this is the same scenario for you, but over the winter I was sliding everywhere in the snow and my ABS light came on for 10-20 minutes then turned itself off. Hopefully next tim you go out to your car it will have turned itself off.

If that isn't the case, then I'm assuming its something to do with sensors, however I'd assumed they'd light up your CEL too.
markd248 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 01:42 PM   #3
maxima985spd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I actually do not live in Georgia and I live in a snowy climate. i will watch it next time i go out. i have used ABS a couple times this winter. will a sensor light up the CEL?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 01:55 PM   #4
Senior Member

 
MDeezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Atlanta
iTrader: (27)
Posts: 33,721
Points: 27,170, Level: 97
Points: 27,170, Level: 97 Points: 27,170, Level: 97 Points: 27,170, Level: 97
Activity: 0.2%
Activity: 0.2% Activity: 0.2% Activity: 0.2%
Send a message via AIM to MDeezy
there is a way to pull codes from the abs. Its outlined in the hilton manual, I dont remember it off the top of my head.

Get under the car and look at the sensor. When my light came on it turned out I cut thru the wire somehow. Resoldered and all was good.
MDeezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 02:17 PM   #5
Senior Member

 
MDeezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Atlanta
iTrader: (27)
Posts: 33,721
Points: 27,170, Level: 97
Points: 27,170, Level: 97 Points: 27,170, Level: 97 Points: 27,170, Level: 97
Activity: 0.2%
Activity: 0.2% Activity: 0.2% Activity: 0.2%
Send a message via AIM to MDeezy
once the abs light is illuminated the abs system is completely disabled, so its as if you dont have abs system.
MDeezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 04:18 PM   #6
maxima985spd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
good information guys!!!! where are the sensors located?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 05:10 PM   #7
Senior Member

 
MDeezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Atlanta
iTrader: (27)
Posts: 33,721
Points: 27,170, Level: 97
Points: 27,170, Level: 97 Points: 27,170, Level: 97 Points: 27,170, Level: 97
Activity: 0.2%
Activity: 0.2% Activity: 0.2% Activity: 0.2%
Send a message via AIM to MDeezy
its on the hub. you'll see one brake wire and if you look you'll see another wire, that is the abs wire, follow it and you'll see the sensor on the back side of the hub,
MDeezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 05:19 PM   #8
maxima985spd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Cool, thanks for the reply. do you happen to know if the Hilton manual diagnostic mentions an OBD scanner?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 07:00 PM   #9
Senior Member

 
MDeezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Atlanta
iTrader: (27)
Posts: 33,721
Points: 27,170, Level: 97
Points: 27,170, Level: 97 Points: 27,170, Level: 97 Points: 27,170, Level: 97
Activity: 0.2%
Activity: 0.2% Activity: 0.2% Activity: 0.2%
Send a message via AIM to MDeezy
for the abs codes it mentions using a paper clip ( to ground) it tells you what to ground in order to get the codes
MDeezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 07:53 PM   #10
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New York
iTrader: (8)
Posts: 712
Points: 7,577, Level: 58
Points: 7,577, Level: 58 Points: 7,577, Level: 58 Points: 7,577, Level: 58
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Send a message via AIM to MaxedOut99SE
I having the same problem on my 99 but the thing is it only cuts on with I turn my head lights on other wise its always off. Sometimes I would have to turn the car off for a minute and cut it back on and the light goes off.
MaxedOut99SE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 08:37 PM   #11
maxima985spd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
ok it goes on once the car is running for a little bit. now come to think about it it might go on when my head lights are on. my abs did work today though. sometimes the light is off, but it's usually on

how much is a diagnostic at the dealer unless someone can open up the Hilton book!!!!!!!!!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 03:29 AM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 15
Man, no offense but did you check the brake fluid level? On my wife's Protege ABS light came on due to low brake fluid level.
zipo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 07:18 AM   #13
Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2000
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 245
Points: 11,055, Level: 69
Points: 11,055, Level: 69 Points: 11,055, Level: 69 Points: 11,055, Level: 69
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Send a message via AIM to JeremiahMaximaSE
Yes, more than likely your brake fluid is low. Same thing happened to me. Check-check-check it out! Good luck bro!
-Jeremiah
1995 Nissan Maxima SE
__________________
JeremiahMaximaSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 08:02 AM   #14
maxima985spd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
The fluid level should be ok, but i will check it out. I know the red brake light comes on when the fluid is low, but i didn't think the yellow ABS light would. ill check it out though...thats for the replies guys!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 08:22 AM   #15
Senior Member

 
MDeezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Atlanta
iTrader: (27)
Posts: 33,721
Points: 27,170, Level: 97
Points: 27,170, Level: 97 Points: 27,170, Level: 97 Points: 27,170, Level: 97
Activity: 0.2%
Activity: 0.2% Activity: 0.2% Activity: 0.2%
Send a message via AIM to MDeezy
low brake fluid wont cause the abs light to come on. the abs sensor would cause the abs light to come on.
MDeezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 11:31 PM   #16
maxima985spd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Here is an update! I took my front wheels off today and noticed the ABS lines were rubbing up against metal so there is a "rip" in both lines because I can see metal. I did not tie them up after I installed my coilovers. I electrical taped the ABS lines up and secured them and the ABS light hasn't gone off. Do you think both sensors are bad now?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2007, 05:35 AM   #17
Maintenance Monster


 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Harrisburg, PA
iTrader: (10)
Posts: 3,234
Points: 12,837, Level: 73
Points: 12,837, Level: 73 Points: 12,837, Level: 73 Points: 12,837, Level: 73
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%

Yes. The damage needs to be repaired.
dgeesaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2007, 07:50 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 289
Just to let everyone know about the brake fluid, when my car had low brake fluid my handbrake light stayed on, but i have a 98 GXE, i dont know if its different for and SE
Keatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2007, 08:11 AM   #19
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: New Haven, CT
iTrader: (7)
Posts: 543
Points: 9,611, Level: 65
Points: 9,611, Level: 65 Points: 9,611, Level: 65 Points: 9,611, Level: 65
Activity: 2.3%
Activity: 2.3% Activity: 2.3% Activity: 2.3%
Send a message via AIM to MaximA VlaD
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keatz
Just to let everyone know about the brake fluid, when my car had low brake fluid my handbrake light stayed on, but i have a 98 GXE, i dont know if its different for and SE
handbrake light is activated by a switch underneath the handbrake inside center console.
__________________
BumP
shift_2.0
MaximA VlaD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2007, 08:22 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 289
Thanks for the info guys.... good stuff to know
Keatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2007, 01:53 AM   #21
Junior Member

 
Join Date: Jun 2005
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 23
Points: 5,012, Level: 45
Points: 5,012, Level: 45 Points: 5,012, Level: 45 Points: 5,012, Level: 45
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Does ABS light come on when the charging system is poor?

That is what I was told when I took my car to dealer.
hamimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2007, 07:45 AM   #22
maxima985spd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
the battery and break light will, but not the ABS light.

i found the problem by blinking the ABS light. the front right/passenger sensor has a short or open. so i need to buy a new one...
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2007, 04:00 PM   #23
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Amherst, MA
iTrader: (19)
Posts: 1,915
Points: 9,760, Level: 66
Points: 9,760, Level: 66 Points: 9,760, Level: 66 Points: 9,760, Level: 66
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Send a message via AIM to OOmaxSE
Quote:
Originally Posted by maxima985spd
the battery and break light will, but not the ABS light.

i found the problem by blinking the ABS light. the front right/passenger sensor has a short or open. so i need to buy a new one...
Just to reinforce your problem, I'm having the same issue and the passenger side ABS wire is ripped as well (didn't tie it up correctly when installing spring/strut). My ABS light comes on occasionally... but now more often than not. My bet is also the ABS wire/hose, I think you can replace this with a dealer part, or maybe even NAPA.

Do you hear a "humming" sound when you initially insert your key and turn it to "on?" When I do, my ABS stays on...
OOmaxSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2007, 04:55 PM   #24
maxima985spd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I went to a junk yard and was going to buy the whole sensor on the hub for 50 bucks. the only problem is the guy broke it when taking the sensor off the wheel hub because of the rust. it's easy to remove besides the rust. i bet i could of gotten it off.

i dont think i hear any humming my ABS light is constant now. i ran a diagnosis on it and it says the front right sensore has a short or open so i bet its that sensor.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 12:12 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 219
My car also have code 25 corresponding to driver side Sensor circuit open.
Since code says circuit open, I am thinking its some broken wire.
Please keep us posted whenever you resolve the problem.
nitink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 05:57 PM   #26
Newbie - Just Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 1
I am helping a friend and am trying to figure out how to manually find the ABS codes. How can I do that? Any advice? Also where can I find a code listing of the codes once I've retrieved them?
bobbybag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 06:12 PM   #27
Senior Member

 
MDeezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Atlanta
iTrader: (27)
Posts: 33,721
Points: 27,170, Level: 97
Points: 27,170, Level: 97 Points: 27,170, Level: 97 Points: 27,170, Level: 97
Activity: 0.2%
Activity: 0.2% Activity: 0.2% Activity: 0.2%
Send a message via AIM to MDeezy
I'll check my hayness for the details, but it basically involves using a paper clip to ground a certain pin on the connector below the steering column, a few mins after the car has been turned off but still warm. the abs light will blink like the cel light and the # of blinks will reflect a certain defined code.
__________________


Powder Fresh

3.5 Swapp'd | D2 Dropp'd | 18" Enki'd | Pioneer'd | Black Clear Tail'd | AE'd Headlights | Fog Retro'd more to be install'd |

MDeezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 02:37 PM   #28
Senior Member


 
TunerMaxima3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
iTrader: (4)
Posts: 7,472
Points: 19,112, Level: 87
Points: 19,112, Level: 87 Points: 19,112, Level: 87 Points: 19,112, Level: 87
Activity: 12.5%
Activity: 12.5% Activity: 12.5% Activity: 12.5%
does anyone know which pin you need to ground???? Mines on as well I want to check er out.
TunerMaxima3000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 06:41 PM   #29
maxima985spd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
yea i know what ground it is hold on i will get it for you
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 06:56 PM   #30
maxima985spd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
1. drive car 20+ mph for at least one minute (a quick drive around your neighborhood is fine)
2. turn ignition off
3. ground "pin 4" (shown in the picture below)
4. turn ignition to the On position while ground pin 4
5. after 3 seconds the ABS light will flash just like the CEL

Click the image to open in full size.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 06:56 PM
MaximaOrg
Nissan Maxima




Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


 




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:00 PM.


Maxima.org Forums Home Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Frequently Asked Questions on the Forums Search Find other members Registration is free! Support Maxima.org! Receive perks and benefits by donating to Maxima.org Questions? Comments?  Suggestions? Contact Us! Visit our Sponsors View and submit Maxima events Log Out of Maxima.org
Emails Backup