Last post on Sep 15, 2013 at 8:46 AM
You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Brakes, Truck
#175 of 184 Re: ABS and Brake light on [cheeze74]
Nov 11, 2011 (12:08 am)
The level of brake fluid in master cylinder has nothing to do with your
ABS/Brake indicators being on. As long as the fluid doesn't drop down
inside the reservoir to the point that the master cylinder is sucking in air, the possible
reasons for the ABS/BRAKE light coming on..could be:
1. You have a pressure leak somewhere in one of the lines, or calipers
or wheel cylinders
2. Proportioning valve is stuck in one position?
3. VSS sensor not providing adequate pulses to the CAB. If this was the
case, the speedometer gets affected as well, since the same sensor
is used to calculate Vehicle speed by the PCM.
4. HCU (ABS pump) fault in either the isolation or dump solenoid valves.
5. ABS controller itself..although this is much lower probability.
#176 of 184 Re: ABS and Brake light on [carverman]
Feb 07, 2012 (10:08 am)
I haven't done anything yet to correct the problem of the ABS and brake light coming on. Yet with the warmer than normal weather we have had this winter it has helped me discover that when it is colder (around freezing temps) the lights come on more. Although when we had days when it was say around 50 degrees, I noticed that they did not light. I'm thinking it has something to do with the brake fluid viscosity? Not sure. I am thinking of replacing the brake fluid to see if it helps the situation. What do you think?
#177 of 184 rear brake locking up no abs light
Feb 25, 2012 (4:57 am)
ok i have a 2001 dakota quad cab at times the right rear brake locks up but no abs light on any suggestions ?
#178 of 184 Re: rear brake locking up no abs light [bugboy64]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Feb 25, 2012 (5:48 pm)
If only one brake is locking up, it could be a bad brake hose on that side. That's more common with a single front brake locking, but have the rear lines checked.
kcram - Pickups/Wagons/Vans+Minivans Host
#179 of 184 Re: rear brake locking up no abs light [bugboy64]
Mar 11, 2013 (10:32 am)
I ALSO HAVE A 2002 DODGE DAKOTA QUAD CAB AND I WAS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MINE BUT MINE IS JUST WHEN I STOP FIRST THING IN THE MORNING .. THE RIGHT BACK BRAKE LOCKS UP AND I WORK AT FORD AND HAD ONE OF OUR GUYS LOOK AT IT AND IT WAS THE CYLINDER CAUSING THE PROBLEM I GOT THAT REPLACED AND IT HASNT HAPPENED AGAIN ....
#180 of 184 Re: 2000 dakota vss trouble [skoto1]
Mar 11, 2013 (12:53 pm)
i know this is an old thread but i changed my brake booster and it fixed my problem.
#181 of 184 Antilock controller repair
Mar 13, 2013 (5:51 am)
I posted a message last year about my ABS and brake light coming on intermittantly. Now it stays on all the time. I suspect the CAB or controller to be the problem. I thought I saw a post once about a company that repairs them. Does anyone know who that company is so I can check into it? Thanks!
#182 of 184 Re: Antilock controller repair [cheeze74]
Aug 09, 2013 (4:17 am)
I finally got to the bottom of the problem with my ABS and Brake lights staying on. They have on occasion gone out but mostly have been on. I took apart the CAB unit and removed the 12 volt ice cube relay, took it apart and bent the lower contact slightly so it could make connection with the moveable contact. It solved the problem! Installed back in truck and it is working fine! The Dealer wanted $400 to replace the unit and it was a simple fix! Never did find anyone that repaired the module but they would have probably just replaced the relay. Not an expensive item. Just wanted to let everyone know the solution to the problem.
#183 of 184 2000 Dodge Dakota Brake Light Issue
Sep 15, 2013 (8:46 am)
#184 of 184 2000 Dodge Dakota Brake Light Issue
Sep 15, 2013 (8:46 am)
I just bought a Dakota, and the left brake light will only work with the running lights. It doesn't light up when I hit the brakes, or when I use the turn signal. I assume its an issue with the wiring. Is there any suggestions, or anybody who has had a similar issue? I've considered having a mechanic just rewire the brake light.