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Old October 15th, 2009, 06:11 PM
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Disco 2, Dash warning lights Problem

In my 04 Disco, recently the ABS, Traction Control, and Hill Decent, light have came and stayed on. its done it 2 times today and once last week, to solve it i just shut the car off and they go away but today they came back again. after it came on again i went into a store and when i started it back up the lights were gone. Any ideas before i bring it to a shop?
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Old October 15th, 2009, 06:16 PM
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Old October 15th, 2009, 10:22 PM
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hate to be the purveyor of bad news but you've been affected with what we Disco II owners call the dreaded "Three Amigos". It could be a number of things from a bad wheel sensor to the ABS modulator.

You can do a search on the Discoweb and find tons of information but in the end, you'll need a service facility that can pull the codes from the system to diagnose where the fault lies.

Best of luck- I cross my fingers everyday that mine doesn't get this affliction!

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Old October 15th, 2009, 10:36 PM
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thanks, doesnt sound too bad, i was so excited that my check engine light went away after like a year of being on, then like 2 days later this happened
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Old October 16th, 2009, 07:06 AM
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John,

Sounds like shuttle valve sticking. First thing, change
your brake fluid, generously.
If it's not enough, you can service your ABS pump,
eventually change some electrical parts in it. Usually
a good cleaning of the pump and new brake fluid
is enough, i've done it.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 09:13 AM
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Don't guess - get the codes pulled somewhere.

I found an independent shop who pulled the codes from the truck for $50 (and reset them after I fixed the issue). Mine was just a bad ABS sensor in the hub (it had rubbed somewhere and this caused an intermittent short). Pretty easy fix and not too costly for the new sensor - I could have even repaired the existing one for nothing but decided to replace.

Been over a year since then and no more 3 amigos for me so far.

Also note that the PS ABS sensor line (goes from Dash/ECU down to wheel hub) has some known failure issue associated with it - not sure if this is because it routed too close to heat in the engine bay or something else. But mine had already been replaced by the dealer as I noticed when I was in there looking around. You may want to check this as well.

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