Originally Posted by kidkodiak
Whew, that's good news! I was worried after reading other posts here that it was the whole ABS system and was going to cost a couple grand to fix.
So its just replacement of that 60A fuse in the fusebox, or is the relay a separate piece? I can't find my GT Diagostic CD to figure that out yet.
Thank you for your reply!
Its simple- but not quite that simple. Theres a 40A ABS Motor Relay UNDER the abs unit. It is accessable from the passenger side fenderwell. Remove whatever plastic screw rivets are required to move the inner fender liner splash shield out of your way and you can reach behind there to access it. There are 2 relays back there. 1 is the control relay- the other is the Motor relay. You need to replace the motor relay (which is the more expensive of the 2 by far). I forget which one is which as far as location under the ABS unit- though i believe it is the one closest to the wheel.
Everytime you start your engine and take off, your ABS system does a self check once you hit approx 5 MPH. During this self test, the ABS Hydraulic unit is cycled on and off (you can hear it to this from inside the car) by means of the motor relay. When this relay sticks- the pump motor continues to run even though the command from this self check has stopped. To stop the pump motor from running- you either pull out the failed relay, or remove the ABS fuse from the fuse box.
To determine which relay you need- you can prepare the splash shield so that you can access the relays one at a time. Reinstall the ABS fuse so that the HU starts to pump again, then reach underneath and pull out the relays one at a time. If the 1st one doesn't stop the motor, reinstall it and pull out the second which should stop the pump. That would be the relay you need to replace.
Note: the Motor relay is roughly $180 not including the shipping. I had sourced an aftermarket 40A relay when my OEM relay failed (that ive been using on my VR4 for years) that i will sell you for much less than that. I needed to buy several relays for them to sell it to me since i am not a distributor. I have many of them. If you are intested- contact me via PM.