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2001 Lexus RX 300 Base 4dr SUV

2001 Lexus RX 300
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door SUV, Mid-Size Station Wgn
19 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy
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April 18, 2013, 2:39 pm

Kunle A
 

Question: can the ABS Module go bad and yet, the ABS warning light is not showing on the cluster?

2001 Lexus RX 300 Base 4dr SUV 4WD


May 2, 2013, 10:44 am

Elizabeth K
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It is possible, but not probable. The ABS light should come on as soon as you turn on the key (all the dash lights come on for a few seconds--standard bub check). Is the bulb good?

If the bulb is good, but it's not setting a code (no ABS light), what makes you think there is a problem? Is there another problem?


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June 26, 2013, 11:03 pm

Kunle A
 

I observed a kind of malfunction on the wheels when i am driving my RX300. It usually happens when i want to take off after slowing down. It gives a "grrrr" sound on the wheel especially the back wheels and each time it does that, the VSC light flashes on the cluster. I took it to my mechanic and i was told that it is the ABS pump that malfunctions and that was why i asked the First question. The bulbs on my cluster are working well. Before cranking my car, the ABS light appears and stays for few seconds after starting the car before going out. So the light is working and so, the new question is: if i disconnect the ABS pump, what effect will it have on my vehicle?


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June 27, 2013, 2:21 pm

Elizabeth K
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If you disconnect the ABS pump, the ABS light will turn on, the ABS system will be disabled, but your regular hydraulic brakes will still function and your vehicle should run and drive normally.

Here is some info you may find helpful:
http://www.justanswer.com/lexus/7qkd1-lexus-rx300-ok-goes-2001-rx300-79-000.html


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