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Alright bear with me guys...

I took my car in to the acura and honda specialist place near my house last week to get my CV axle repalced. After the work I got my car back and it drove great but there was something up with my brakes. Here are the facts:
1. the brakes act normal under speeds of 60 mph. Over 60 mph, whenever I brake I get a pulsation in the brake pedal and the car will pull to one side or the other. However after you get back under 60 mph the car goes back to regular braking. Weird?
2. Here is where it gets stranger. I am driving home from work and my abs light comes on out of the blue. i am like oh no. So I am doing about 75 mph and I brake...no pulsation just smooth braking. I try again and again and the car is acting normal with the ABS light on. I get home shut off the car. Get back in take her for a drive. The ABS light stays off and I am getting the same pulsation and pull only when i brake over 60 mph. I checked my fluids. Everything was good. I took the car back to the mechanic and he said he couldn't feel anything. He did say that he balanced my tires and maybe that was it. I drive it again. No luck still the same. So I have been driving under 60 mph. I am going to take it back saturday(that's when my appointment is). School and work have made it hard for me to be without my car. And bills have made it impossible to get a rental.

Anywho any help would greatly be appreciated. Tomorrow I am going to try and pull the fuse on ABS. The feeling I get while braking over 60 is like the car wants to fish tale and lose control and the brakes are trying to go into ABS mode but don't make it then under 60 mph everything straightens up and the car brakes just find. And I only had the ABS light come on once. It feels as if the brake system is not giving even brake force to each caliper until the car gets under 60mph. No earthly why so i need all of your expertise. thank you :bowdown: :bowdown:
 

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Typically, an ABS fault is due to a defective pressure switch. As you just had an axle replaced, perhaps the pickup has been damaged or out of adjustment.

Once the ABS indicator lamp is ON, the system is in default mode and you do not have any ABS function. If the problem is just a "glitch", a shut-down and restart will clear the ABS indicator. If it is a "hard"code, remove the 3 15amp fuses in the underhood fuse-relay box for about 10 seconds to clear any codes from the system and reinstall to reactivate the ABS system. Before you do this, "tap" the computer to retrieve any code(s). This will tell you where in the system the problem exists. The ABS has a self-diagnostic function. Also, make sure your parking brake is fully down.
 

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Dap,

It sounds to me, that the mechanic has either streched out the ABS wire causing a short at speeds at high speeds OR if your CV boot was busted open, you proababy have grease on the ABS wheel sensor. Do a search on user Hollo007 and ABS, MikeD put a picture and I think schematic (its been a while since I looked at them cuz I have the ABS system schematics I used to replace my ABS) and it will show you what the ABS wheel sensor looks like. The picture will show where the ABS wheel ring sensor is at on the ABS wheel sensor.
1.) Take and clean with a piece of cotton or a cloth with rubbing alcohol on it
2.) Clean the sensing sensor
3.) Remove one of the ALB fuses (15A (blue)) in the engine bay fuse box (main one)
4.) Replace after 15 seconds
5.) Drive again and see if your ABS light comes on in the dash.

~Aaron
 

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Sorry to bring back an old post, but let me know the story behind this as I just replaced my CV axels on mine as well and I am getting the exact same thing. (ABS Hell over 60mph) Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

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I can help you, I've just been released from 2 weeks of CV axle hell. Read all this THREAD.
In your case either your abs ring is moving around or the outer spline(which the abs ring is attached to) is moving due to the axle nut not being tight. I has to be the abs ring not lining up with the sensor.
Take it back to them and demand another axle.

Your abs is operating normal. At 60 mph the loose abs ring moves enough that the sensor no longer picks up an input from it. The system thinks this wheel has locked up and releases brake pressure to that wheel.

If you have to drive it, pull the abs fuses that are in the fuse box under the hood so the system does not operate. It's not safe to drive and will wear out you abs pump/motor.
 

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Jetdoc said:
I can help you, I've just been released from 2 weeks of CV axle hell. Read all this THREAD.
In your case either your abs ring is moving around or the outer spline(which the abs ring is attached to) is moving due to the axle nut not being tight. I has to be the abs ring not lining up with the sensor.
Take it back to them and demand another axle.

Your abs is operating normal. At 60 mph the loose abs ring moves enough that the sensor no longer picks up an input from it. The system thinks this wheel has locked up and releases brake pressure to that wheel.

If you have to drive it, pull the abs fuses that are in the fuse box under the hood so the system does not operate. It's not safe to drive and will wear out you abs pump/motor.
Correct... Sorry it has been so long. Man... but yep my ABS ring was bad so they replaced my axle.
 
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