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Old 03-28-2011, 06:03 AM   #1
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how can i tell if my 1994 civic has abs?
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Default Re: how to tell if my civic has abs?

Pop the hood. Look to the left. See if there's some contraption that looks like an octopus-a box and a lot of metal tubes running out of it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:37 AM   #3
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Pop the hood. Look to the left. See if there's some contraption that looks like an octopus-a box and a lot of metal tubes running out of it.
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and on your axles on the hub the metal tab will have ridges on it
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:05 AM   #4
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Pop the hood. Look to the left. See if there's some contraption that looks like an octopus-a box and a lot of metal tubes running out of it.
thank you, and if it does then it has abs?
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Default Re: how to tell if my civic has abs?

Well that would be part of the ABS system so if it's there you have it.
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Wait until it rains and slam on the brakes!

(Just kidding. Don't do this. It's dangerous, and your mother would kill me.)
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:20 AM   #7
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lmao no the e-brake is fun in the rain though but i also found that if you dont have the yellow abs light when you turn the ingition on then you dont have abs either and you should feel a pulsing in the brake pedal, and lastly you shouldnt skid. (just some useful info if anyone reads this with the same question)
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Not exactly accurate. The system can be in place and you not get those indicators at all. You can have a blown ABS bulb or the system could be on the fritz and you won't feel the feedback of the system when you depress the brake pedal. Also ABS helps PREVENT you from losing control of your vehicle when stopping. There's no guarantee you won't skid depending on the circumstances.
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Not exactly accurate. The system can be in place and you not get those indicators at all. You can have a blown ABS bulb or the system could be on the fritz and you won't feel the feedback of the system when you depress the brake pedal. Also ABS helps PREVENT you from losing control of your vehicle when stopping. There's no guarantee you won't skid depending on the circumstances.
true, the only thing about the abs lightbulb however is when you look in the panel where the ABS light would come on with ignition power, i realized there will be a partially transparent yellow tinted area labeled ABS which the lightbulb illuminates through if you do have ABS otherwise it would not be there at all provided your car is stock as it normally would be
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ABS Feedback on my jeep i had is dangerous, would kick your foot off the pedal lol. I'm down for the wet brake check lol. If you can steer while braking hard you got it, if they lock up and you slide into your neighbors bmw.. well you get the picture On a second note if you do decide to test the latter method get it on video >:D
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ABS Feedback on my jeep i had is dangerous, would kick your foot off the pedal lol. I'm down for the wet brake check lol. If you can steer while braking hard you got it, if they lock up and you slide into your neighbors bmw.. well you get the picture On a second note if you do decide to test the latter method get it on video >:D
haha i like the video idea, matter of fact, anyone who wants to do it can post the video link on here
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The first time you feel that rapid feedback from your ABS system it will scare the crap out of you.
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are you just wanting to know or are you buying axles. I get a hook up on prices where I go and the guy asked me if I had ABS on my '96, I didn't know. He ordered the ABS version just in case because they are same price and the only difference is the ABS axles have ridges on the inner side of the outer boot. it won't hurt to have them. Plus look at the available stock and shipping times or the 2 types. Ran into that too.
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both as a matter of fact, thanks for the info though, i figured out i dont have abs
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me either.. more of a drivers car if you ask me.
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me either.. more of a drivers car if you ask me.
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