What is an abs sensor?
ABS is an abbreviation of ‘anti-lock braking system’ and basically ensures the wheels of a car do not block while braking. ABS is based on cadence braking, but then a lot faster than a human could ever do.
Every car equipped with an abs system has an abs sensor
. The sensor is connected to the abs ring
. The latter calculates the wheel speed. When braking, the ABS ECU adjust the braking force depending on the wheel speed and the braking force to avoid the wheels to lock.
Over time, one of the most common abs sensor problems
you can encounter is dirt accumulating on the sensor leading to your abs warning light to come on. An easy cleaning of your abs sensors
is in most cases enough to get light to go off.
However, your abs wheel sensor is also subjected to a lot of heat, dirt and humidity. This can cause them to break down over time. When no longer working properly, it is important to replace your abs sensors with good quality new ones.