Author Topic: How To: Cycle the ABS Pump  (Read 554 times)

Offline 2daMax

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How To: Cycle the ABS Pump
« on: August 02, 2017, 07:04:28 am »
Here's how to use the S10 built in ABS pump cycling feature.

Tools Needed:
1. Jumper wire with both ends stripped.
2. Mini Screw Driver to remove the waterproof rubber bungs.
3. Fully Charged Battery.



3. Locate the 4-way connector under the main seat.



4. Remove the 2 rubber bungs on Blue and Black wire.  Then attach the jumper wire as shown.  The wire diameter of the stripped ends needs to be of a certain size so that they are 'catch' inside the connectors.


5. Set the Kill Switch to OFF


6. Turn the KEY to ON.  Observer that the ABS warning light on the dash is flickering ON and OFF.  If this is not so, the jumper wire is not connected correctly.


7. PRESS and HOLD the START BUTTON for about 4 seconds.

8. Simultaneously Step down on the Rear Brake Pedal and Grab the Front Brake lever.

9. The ABS Pump will first actuate the Front for a few seconds, then the Rear, and then back to the Front.  All done in about 15 seconds.

10. Key Off.  Congrats. ABS Pump cycled.

11. Remove jumper wire.  Replace the 2 bungs to the connector.

12. Enjoy the ride!  Then have a beer.

Purpose:
1. After the brake fluid bleed, some fluids are trapped inside the ABS unit.  This is the only way to move these guys out.
2. Preventive Maintenance.  If the ABS pump is not used for a very long time, it may get stuck and ABS may not actuate when you need it.
3. Some worst case scenario where air gets introduced to the pump and the brake pedal feels like there is no resistance (not woody feeling).  Cycle this to move air out from the ABS unit and you may need to do this more than 10X.
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Offline RCinNC

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Re: How To: Cycle the ABS Pump
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 08:13:36 am »
This is a good write up, and I copied it for my service manual, but it's not the only way to cycle the ABS pumps when you're bleeding the brakes.  You can do a first bleed, then ride your bike down a gravel driveway and grab each brake til the ABS pump kicks on, then go back and bleed the brakes again.  It's easier on a loose surface like gravel because you don't have to get going as fast in order to get the ABS to activate when you brake, but it works on the street, too. 
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Offline Checkswrecks

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Re: How To: Cycle the ABS Pump
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 08:46:08 am »
Even though there is a sticky about bleeding the ABS brakes, I'll make this a sticky too, because it's clear and focuses on the pump.
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Offline Bryce

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Re: How To: Cycle the ABS Pump
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 09:38:02 am »
on step 4, you can just remove the dummy plug with the 4 rubber plugs as a unit.I used a paperclip bent so it would grab the back and blue wire's pins.
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Offline craigd

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Re: How To: Cycle the ABS Pump
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 08:54:22 pm »
On 2104 and newer models the procedure is a bit simpler.

Jumper the same wires.
Put the kill switch in the off position.
Hold front and rear brakes on.
Turn on the key.
The ABS system will cycle front, rear, front.
Turn off key.

Offline Rockhopper

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Re: How To: Cycle the ABS Pump
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 03:01:39 pm »
So at which point of the bleed process does the pump need to be cycled?

Thanks for the write up. It will come in handy this week :)
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Offline 2daMax

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Re: How To: Cycle the ABS Pump
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 07:11:18 am »
Bleed first. Then cycle. Then bleed again. Done...unless u got air in the ABS pump itself which requires mulitple loops of bleed, cycling until all air is purged.
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