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Old 02-20-2014, 10:58 PM
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Have a 08 328i and I have the brake and abs light on. I took it to a shop to get it checked it and they told me it was the abs pump or in other words the hydraulic pump which costs a fortune. My question was if it's really that necessary to replace? Will it affect my driving? Is it important? Please help


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Old 02-21-2014, 03:22 AM
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Have a 08 328i and I have the brake and abs light on. I took it to a shop to get it checked it and they told me it was the abs pump or in other words the hydraulic pump which costs a fortune. My question was if it's really that necessary to replace? Will it affect my driving? Is it important? Please help


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You can get it serviced (not replaced) there are abs repair centre... Costs abput $500 but the pump needs to be removed and it takes 2weeks

Otherwise new pump around 1500 to $3000 depend if module has to be replaced as well

Pre lci abs modules are not reliable
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:35 AM
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Nope it wont keep you from stopping the car, Then master cylinder and brakes will still work,, when my lights came on, I hit the brakes hard and the ABS pump still worked. ( but I had mine replaced because I purchased an extended warranty, Over time the ABS module might quit all together but the Brakes should still function

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Old 02-21-2014, 05:43 AM
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So do you guys think I should get it replaced? I mean it's quite expensive to repair. Will it mess up my car in any way if I don't get it serviced?


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So do you guys think I should get it replaced? I mean it's quite expensive to repair. Will it mess up my car in any way if I don't get it serviced?

Uhhhh....yes....

You may lose antilock brake capability, somewhat an issue in much of the USA this time o'year.

And depending on where you live, it may be illegal to drive with that condition.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:09 AM
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I see, thanks for your help. I also need an alignment for my car. Is there a special type of alignment bmw's need? Or can I just take it to any tire shop?


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I see, thanks for your help. I also need an alignment for my car. Is there a special type of alignment bmw's need? Or can I just take it to any tire shop?

[1] No - it's just thrust angle; toe & camber.

[2] Yes - provided they are very familiar with BMW suspensions, have done many of them, and have a verifiable good rep. Usually, that's a well known Indy specializing in BMW's or a TireRack recommended alignment guy, again, familiar with your car.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:27 AM
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What about sears tire shop?


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Old 02-21-2014, 08:24 AM
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Don't go to Sears for and alignment and the ABS system is "fail safe." Meaning if ABS fails, you just have plain old fashioned brakes. The brakes won't fail.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:57 AM
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I see, thanks for the advice. I see now the abs system is important to fix


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If accident happens and abs is known not working insurance will not cover you
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Oh wow I didn't know that. Thanks!


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If accident happens and abs is known not working insurance will not cover you
Might be true in Australia. Definitely NOT TRUE in the United States.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:03 PM
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Really. ABS is not even required on vehicles under 10,000 pound GVWR sold new today in the United States.
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If accident happens and abs is known not working insurance will not cover you

I call BS on this answer!!!!

then all insurance companies would not insure cars that didnt have ABS systems
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Sears is well regarded in the automobile repair community as the "Yugo" of quality maintenance.
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is Australia, cars on the road must be SAFETY ROAD WORTHY

if it has ABS and it's faulty at time of accident , it can be classified as not road worthy
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is Australia, cars on the road must be SAFETY ROAD WORTHY

if it has ABS and it's faulty at time of accident , it can be classified as not road worthy
is OP in Australia?

maybe qualify your postings in the Future when you make statements like that as to where
and not just make a blanket statement.

thats like saying its illegal to drive in the right hand lane except to pass
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is Australia, cars on the road must be SAFETY ROAD WORTHY

if it has ABS and it's faulty at time of accident , it can be classified as not road worthy
This is also true in Germany and some other countries, but in the US insurance would pay no problem, even for things that you can be ticketed for that don't work, still doesn't allow an insurance company not to pay.
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This is also true in Germany and some other countries, but in the US insurance would pay no problem, even for things that you can be ticketed for that don't work, still doesn't allow an insurance company not to pay.
why we had GFC..... sloppy financial regulations
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This is also true in Germany and some other countries, but in the US insurance would pay no problem, even for things that you can be ticketed for that don't work, still doesn't allow an insurance company not to pay.
ABS has been required on new cars in the EU since 2009. Don't know about AUS. ABS is not a decision factor on whether a car is road worthy or not. In fact, a skilled driver can do better without ABS in accident avoidance. ABS is for the unskilled masses.
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