Disconnect the ABS from the brakes
An ABS system, or anti-lock braking system are a complementary system to the braking one that helps in emergency braking situations to prevent the blocking of the wheels and offering a quick stop. But there may be cases in which the car doesn’t need ABS like drag-racers.
Follow these steps:
- Raise the car’s hood and look on the driver’s side for the ABS unit.
- Remove the bolts that hold the unit
- Disconnect the ABS unit from the engine compartment by cutting the metal brake lines connected to it
- Identify which is the front brake line and which is the rear. You have to cut the rear brake line and then mount a compression nut. You have to flare the edges of the rear lines with a double flare tool. The front lines will be connected with a ¼ inch T-fitting.
- Measure a new ¼ inch brake line to a length that reaches the combination valves to connect the front brake lines. Again use a compression nut on the end of it. Flare the edge. Onto the combination valve screw the line.
- Connect directly the original brake line with the combination valve and after sliding its nut into the line and double-flaring the end mount the line in the combination valve.
- For the end you have to bleed the brakes. For that consult a bleeding process article.
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