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Unread 02-19-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
BRae_in_a_ZJ
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Just got my 97 ZJ! have a few problems, need help!

I just got my first Jeep today! A nice 97 ZJ with a few minor mods. 125k miles. everything runs well with a little character ofcourse.

Major problem: My ABS light is on. not quite sure what to do about this...

also my tires are rubbing if i cut the wheel 100%, i can only cut the wheels about 85% then they start to rub. anything i can do?

Thanks for any advice! Im just starting so thanks!

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Unread 02-20-2012, 01:27 AM   #2
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I had a hell of a time getting my tires to turn without rubbing , had to trim the fenders and then actually beat in part of the wheel well at the bottom by the front door , that was a pain since its all part of the unibody. then folded the wheel well seem over as far up as I could .. as far as the abs I couldn't tell ya , luckily I haven't had problems with it .. "yet"...
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Unread 02-20-2012, 06:01 AM   #3
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I have owned a number of ZJ's over the past few years and probably half have had an ABS light on. In my experience, removing the ABS module from under the ABS pump, sending it to BBA Reman in Mass., and reinstalling it upon its return gets rid of the ABS light on the dash. Getting the module rebuilt costs $100 and it's worked every time for me. Plus, you can still drive the car while the module is out, because the abs wasn't working before you sent it out anyway. Lifetime warranty on the repair too. Check out their website: http://www.bba-reman.com/US/index.aspx. You'll need to email them for information on having your module rebuilt as our cars are old enough that it's no longer listed on their website. It's an "ATE" brand abs module, though, and you'll see that is the major brand they repair. Volvo and Ford also used ATE modules, so there's tons of them out there...
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Unread 02-20-2012, 06:27 AM   #4
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if your MAJOR problem is the abs light being on, then you are a lucky man. mine was on when i bought my 97 ZJ, took the bulb out of the dash so i don't have to look at it anymore.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 06:39 AM   #5
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The guy i bought it from has already tucked the fenders in about an inch but i will see what else i can do without breaking anything... like i said its not a huge problem. thank you so much!
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I have owned a number of ZJ's over the past few years and probably half have had an ABS light on. In my experience, removing the ABS module from under the ABS pump, sending it to BBA Reman in Mass., and reinstalling it upon its return gets rid of the ABS light on the dash. Getting the module rebuilt costs $100 and it's worked every time for me. Plus, you can still drive the car while the module is out, because the abs wasn't working before you sent it out anyway. Lifetime warranty on the repair too. Check out their website: http://www.bba-reman.com/US/index.aspx. You'll need to email them for information on having your module rebuilt as our cars are old enough that it's no longer listed on their website. It's an "ATE" brand abs module, though, and you'll see that is the major brand they repair. Volvo and Ford also used ATE modules, so there's tons of them out there...
Thank you so much i will certainly do this. it seems well worth the money. Much appreciated!
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I had a hell of a time getting my tires to turn without rubbing , had to trim the fenders and then actually beat in part of the wheel well at the bottom by the front door , that was a pain since its all part of the unibody. then folded the wheel well seem over as far up as I could .. as far as the abs I couldn't tell ya , luckily I haven't had problems with it .. "yet"...
Thank a bunch! ill see what i can do
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