Intermittent ABS light
I wonder if you could shed some light on a problem with a 2002 Honda Civic Coupe EM2 with 96,500 miles. I recently had a sticking nearside front brake caliper. The pads were changed, as was the brake fluid, and a remanufactured caliper core was fitted to the affected side. I have now noticed that my ABS light comes on after driving for about 10 miles or so. When I turn off the ignition and restart, the light goes out. Any ideas? David L Reid Turning off the ignition and restarting would initially clear the fault codes, which is why the light is extinguished for a time.
If the ABS light issue is connected with the recent work, then there are a couple of points to check first. When the brakes were bled out, air may have entered the ABS unit or the internal valves in the unit may have become sticky. Another possible component that could have been disturbed is the brake light switch, which is often the cause of problems that, at first glance, appear to be far more complex.
There is also the possibility that the light coming on after you have worked on the brakes is purely a coincidence and due to a failing ABS wheel sensor.
Of course, I am assuming that the caliper was at fault and that the sticking brake wasn’t caused by a hydraulic failure within the ABS pump, which could also cause the problem you have.