Vauxhall Tigra ABS

1999 Vauxhall Tigra Problem

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CarVauxhall Tigra
Year1999
OwnerRyan Damant
Posted04/08/2013
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Today i have changed my car battery as the car failed on me. Since changing it the ABS light is still coming on then the car fails.

Could this be the Alternator?

I have checked fuses, connections and leads, all are ok.

Help please
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres


Solution 1
bustedknuckles | Driver | Since: Nov 2011 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1461 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Best to get the codes checked ,and alternator checked that it,s charging ok,There is a specific code that,s generated if the alternator is the cause.


Posted on Sunday 4th of August 2013
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11929 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

If the ABS light was on previously , changing the battery wont cure it , more likely to be faulty sensor.You will have to supply more info i.e is the car turning over ?What do you mean exactly by "car failed on me" What engine is in car?


Posted on Sunday 4th of August 2013
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From Original Poster
Ryan Damant | Driver | Since: Aug 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

The car wasnt turning over before i put the new battery in, now its doing it again


Posted on Sunday 4th of August 2013
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Solution 3
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11929 | View Garage
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If alternator not charging it will knacker/drain new battery .Simple two min job to check alternator output with a meter .


Posted on Sunday 4th of August 2013
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Solution 4
bustedknuckles | Driver | Since: Nov 2011 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1461 | View Garage
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Agree ,best way forward is to check charging,and earth.


Posted on Sunday 4th of August 2013
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Solution 5
roverman | Driver | Since: Apr 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 392 | View Garage
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as above check battery connections and engine earth lead abs will probobley be a sensor or abs ring need to visualy check rings for damage or contamination ie cv boot split if all looks ok scan and replace sensor


Posted on Monday 5th of August 2013
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Solution 6
roverman | Driver | Since: Apr 2013 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 392 | View Garage
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just another point if engine not turning over have you checked starter motor


Posted on Monday 5th of August 2013
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