Certain components within the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) are not intended to be serviced or repaired individually. Only those components with removal and installation procedures should be serviced.
On vehicles equpped with ABS, it is important to depressurize the brake system, prior to performing repairs on the hydraulic system.
Do not use rubber hoses or other parts not specifically specified for and ABS system. When using repair kits, replace all parts included in the kit. Partial or incorrect repair may lead to functional problems and require the replacement of components.
Lubricate rubber parts with clean, fresh brake fluid to ease assembly. Do not use lubricated shop air to clean parts; damage to rubber components may result.
Use only specified brake fluid from an unopened container.
If any hydraulic component or line is removed or replaced, it may be necessary to bleed the entire system.
A clean repair area is essential. Always clean the reservoir and cap thoroughly before removing the cap. The slightest amount of dirt in the fluid may plug an orifice and impair the system function. Perform repairs after components have been thoroughly cleaned; use only denatured alcohol to clean components. Do not allow ABS components to come into contact with any substance containing mineral oil; this includes used shop rags.
The Anti-Lock control unit is a microprocessor similar to other computer units in the vehicle. Ensure that the ignition switch is
before removing or installing controller harnesses. Avoid static electricity discharge at or near the controller.
If any arc welding is to be done on the vehicle, the control unit should be unplugged before welding operations begin.