Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Pensacola , FL, USA
ABS Pump Failue ?
Has anybody felt an ABS pump failure? Hoping against hope that's not what happened but am 95% sure it is:
Caught in feet-down crawl traffic needing front brake for about 15 minutes, then at a red light, holding pressure on front. Felt a very subtle nudge or bump, very faint, but a feeling that caused me to pump the brake lever a couple times. It felt just a bit off, just enough to make me feel uneasy, then shrug to myself. Red triangle and "BRAKE FAILURE" start flashing. Light turns green, I'm rolling 35ish, give a couple of experimental squeezes, get a firm jolt (new stainless lines), but then holding the front brake on lightly to prepare for a turn, suddenly mush -- and I overshot the turn. "Cooling off" at destination apparently restores normal function until I apply brake and hold, and then mush again with the warning lights. This is a repeatable phenomenon.
Is there ANY possible cause for this besides ABS pump failure?