Avenger 2008

Precautions

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Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

The antilock brake system uses an electronic control module known as the Antilock Brake Module (ABM). This module is designed to withstand normal current draws associated with vehicle operation. Care must be taken to avoid overloading the circuits.


CAUTION
In testing for open or short circuits, do not ground or apply voltage to any of the circuits unless instructed to do so for a diagnostic procedure.


CAUTION
These circuits should only be tested using a high impedance multi-meter or the designated scan tool as described in this section. Power should never be removed or applied to any control module with the ignition in the ON position. Before removing or connecting battery cables, fuses, or connectors, always turn the ignition to the OFF position.


CAUTION
The ABM 47-way connector should never be connected or disconnected with the ignition switch in the ON position.


CAUTION
This vehicle utilizes active wheel speed sensors. Do not apply voltage to wheel speed sensors at any time.


CAUTION
Use only factory wiring harnesses. Do not cut or splice wiring to the brake circuits. The addition of aftermarket electrical equipment (car phone, radar detector, citizen band radio, trailer lighting, trailer brakes, etc.) on a vehicle equipped with antilock brakes may affect the function of the antilock brake system.


CAUTION
When performing any service procedure on a vehicle equipped with ABS, do not apply a 12-volt power source to the ground circuit of the pump motor in the HCU. Doing this will damage the pump motor and will require replacement of the entire HCU.


CAUTION
An attempt to remove or disconnect certain system components may result in improper system operation. Only those components with approved removal and installation procedures in this manual should be serviced.


CAUTION
If welding work is to be performed on the vehicle using an electric arc welder, the ABM connector should be disconnected during the welding operation.


CAUTION
Many components of the ABS are not serviceable and must be replaced as an assembly. Do not disassemble any component which is not designed to be serviced.


CAUTION
Brake fluid will damage painted surfaces. If brake fluid is spilled on any painted surface, wash off with water immediately.


CAUTION
Only the recommended jacking or hoisting positions for this vehicle are to be used whenever it is necessary to lift a vehicle.

 
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