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The connector cleaning lasted just about 20 minutes. Second restart after cleaning all the symptoms return. Should I just pull out the ABS unit and send it out for rebuild.
This car has so many niggling intermittent electrical issues I'm ready to just dump it. The dash lights go off and turn back on at random once in a while. The airbag light comes on and goes off every once in a while when hitting harsh bumps, and now this. Maybe it's a wiring fault, maybe it's a corroded connector, maybe it's the ABS/ESP controller. A friend of mine that runs a repair shop says this is why many old cars end up in the wrecking yard. This sort of diagnosis and repair just takes too much time and costs too much. You can soon exceed the value of the car chasing down issues like this. Another friend attempted to diagnose a non-start issue in a BMW e36, swapped a relay and fried his wiring harness. $2,200 later the car was fixed.
9-5s are NOT durable. In nearly 100,000 miles I've replaced the throttle body, starter, ignition switch, fuel pump, crank position sensor, and ICM/DIC.
Too bad Toyota doesn't import the Camry wagon anymore. Better yet would be a Lexus ES wagon - wishful thinking.
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