Before you start saying its irresponsible to disable abs, hear me out. Right now my abs triggers when I’m driving normal, slow speeds. 2008 xterra. Its not a brake problem. Its abs. I’m not driving on snow and ice. I know how to pump my brakes. I’ve taken it to two mechanics (who don’t necessarily agree on what to replace.). I’ve been told i need new sensors, that I need a new wheel bearing (cause it was a little rusty and claimed that would mess with the sensor), and that I need a new control unit, and a new pump.
Now I find it scam-y that all of a sudden EVERY element related to the abs suddenly needs replacement. Maybe its one of those things, maybe it is all of the above. But right now, I can’t afford all of the above. Dealer says replacing the bearing and sensor will stop the problem. Other mechanic says no, need the pump.
I need to disable my ABS because its triggering when, say, I’m stopping at a stop light and its doubling my stopping distance randomly. I’m no fan of drifting into an intersection while the abs goes haywire. No, I can’t park the car and commute another way. I want- need to [temporarily] disable ABS in my 2008 xterra until I get the funds to play a game of musical car parts worth a couple of boat payments. I have access to no other cars.
There are 2 fuses under my hood. ABS MTR, and ABS SOL. Do I pull one, or both, or is there a better way I can tell my abs to take a lunch break until I get 3 grand?