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ABS System and Parts for Saab

The ABS system and parts for Saab vehicles come with an antilock disc brake system that is designed to provide maximum safety to driver and passengers. Through the use of hydraulics, electronics, and associated parts, the vehicle brakes are controlled individually to prevent the vehicle from engaging in uncontrolled skidding. As with all car systems, keeping the brakes, parts, and the ABS in good working order will increase the useful life of the components.

What components make up the Saab's antilock brake system?

These brake systems are designed to protect the vehicle's driver and passengers from uncontrolled skids. The parts of the ABS include the following:

  • Wheel speed sensors: These are wheel sensors that communicates with the ABS control computer.
  • Brake calipers: The caliper pressure is loosened on the brake disc parts when the ABS is activated.
  • Hydraulic motor: The hydraulic motor opens and closes the pressure release valve to control the pressure in the brake pipe.
  • Pressure release valves: These valves operate in conjunction with the motor to control the pressure in the brake pipe regardless of how engaged the brake pedal is.
  • ABS control module: This computer module is programmed to detect the beginning of a skid.
Which systems are on the Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5?

Most of these vehicles came with the diagonal-split ABS that utilizes two-speed sensors to control four wheels. This is common in many front wheel drive vehicles, as the ABS sensors are on the front wheels. The sensor on the left front also controls the right rear wheel while the sensor on the right front also controls the left rear wheel. Some vehicles may have the four-channel, four-wheel system that has a separate ABS sensor dedicated to each wheel.

How are problems indicated with your Saab ABS system?

The Saab ABS is designed to protect the occupants of the car while utilizing a computer and speed sensors to control the spinning of the wheels while reattaining traction. Keeping the module up to date and the parts working well are both important. If any of the following occur, service may be required.

  • ABS light coming on: This could mean a problem with the module or a speed sensor.
  • Brakes stop the car slower: During a hard or heavy braking situation, the antilock braking normally activates to aid in stopping without skidding.
  • Slipping or loss of traction on ice or wet surfaces: Under normal operations, the ABS will activate and limit or prevent the loss of traction.