So I have done a lot to this adopted car in the last three weeks and she is running very well.
Done so far:
PVC Check Valve
Fixed broken vacuum hoses
Camshaft position sensor
2x1 O2 sensor
Cleaned PCV hoses
Heater core reverse flush (now it has HEAT!!!!)
All the I/M readiness tests are good to go. No OBD/DTC codes that my knockoff reader can pull.
I need to replace the rusted out horns and broken liftgate actuator.
BUT she was activating the ABS every time you hit the brakes. So I figure, lets clean all the ABS sensors and solve that problem.....That took a long time because given the age of the car (2002, 125k) and where its lived (CO and VT), the senors were pretty much welded in. It took a lot (5 hours) of wiggling, breakfree, silikroil, cursing, etc to get them out and cleaned. Anti-seize applied to sides before they were put back.
This was done with the battery still connected (no reason other than I just hadn't disconnected it).
There were no lights or codes when I decided to tackle the annoying brake issue.
Fired her up and ABS light is on. No codes. Cruise works. ABS still kicks on as soon as you brake.
only thing I found was that maybe her brake fluid reservoir was low, which it was.
I topped it off and made sure that little float thingie is floating.....Still ABS light is on (I had pulled the fuse for it while i messed with fluid) on restart.
ABS still kicks on immediately.
Pads look good (it does have the pad sensors, I assume its the pad senors) on the front.
Would love some help as I am outta thoughts on how to trace down the issue without having to replace EVERY sensor and/or ring or the ABS module.
Thanks again all.