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Old 04-07-2005, 11:16 PM   #1
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I have a question, I just replaced the brake lines on my Sti and flushed the brake fluid, the brakes feel fine and I believe I got all the air out of the system. The problem is that when I started the car and started moving the car the abs light came on, it wasn't on when I first started the car to test the brake pedal. I have bled many brakes with very little problems (but this is my first abs system), I suction bled the brakes.

I am going to let the car sit till monday, and try to rebleed the system. Do I have to reset the abs computer or something?

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Old 04-08-2005, 06:29 PM   #2
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Did you bleed the brakes with the car running ? The ABS pump may have air in it . You may also want to make sure all of the ABS sensor are tight .
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:20 PM   #3
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Did you put teflon tape on the bleeder screw threads? Ours (at least non-STi) don't seem to seal completely without this addition... not well enough for the suction method anyway.
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teflon tape on brakes is a really bad idea . It wont hold up to the heat . If you are having leaks from the Banjo bolt the problem is usually the copper washers . You need to have one on both sides of the banjo fitting and they are one use only .
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I didn't have the car running when I bled the brakes, will try that on monday. I always use some kind of thread sealant on the bleeders, it makes them easier to remove in the future.

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Old 04-08-2005, 11:29 PM   #6
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I didn't have the car running when I bled the brakes, will try that on monday.
Craig
You took that the wrong way, he was advising you not to bleed/flush with the car running. If you didn't then you can disregard the comment. You don't need to re-bleed with it running, it won't help.
There is a procedure in the service manual for reading stored ABS codes through flashes of the light, you don't need a scanner for this. Find out what codes are stored and you will have a better idea of how to deal with it.
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