I have a history of brake problems on my 1995 Corsa GSi over the last 6 months I've had the car basic fault tested, changed my drums, shoes, discs and pads. I've had the system bled and brakes fully adjusted and still can't solve the problem.
I've had my brakes fault tested by Vauxhall and another non-Vauxhall mechanic and they both say that I have the following fault code on my vehicle causing the dash ABS light to stay on:
'Rear Left Solenoid Valve Circuit'
This points to an electrical problem apparently. The result is that the ABS light won't go off, also without removing one of the two relay boxes in the ABS unit under the bonnet, the solenoids for the 2 solenoids that relay controls are on permanently, regardless of whether the car is on or off!!!
So to keep my car driveable and stop the battery draining overnight due to the solenoid problem, I have to remove the top relay in the ABS unit.
Vauxhall and the independant mechanic say that the ABS units on GSi's do NOT fail. So I'm hoping it isn't that. New units cost £1500!!!!
To get this fixed without changing the ABS unit could cost a lot of money to find the fault as the cause is not simple It could take 2 hours to 3 days!!!
Has anyone any idea what this is? or has anone had the same problem? Or does anyone know someone who does know what this is
do you really want abs,wiz it out,buy a new normal mastercylinder,less than £50 from a factors and have done with pesky abs faults.
Do you know if you can read the fault codes yourself like the engine codes or is it a vaux only thing.
How much did vaux charge for just a abs diagnostic?
You would need to get a non ABS master cylinder as ABS ones only have two outputs,non ABS have four.
Non ABS MS's are less than £50 new from a motor factors.
Then you would need to run new brake lines to all four wheels,or just to the existing lines at the abs unit,disconnect them from the ABS unit and joint them together with straight connectors,which is prob easier,You would have to go to a hydraulic place to get the straight connector pieces.
Then you could either just pull the fuse for ABS out and remove the ABS warning lamp,or rip all the ABS stuff out,you would still need to take the ABS warning lamp out as it would be constantly lit.