Transmission stopped, ABS/BAS lights present

My van started doing some very strange things. The transmission stopped working, and it won’t go anywhere. My ABS/BAS lights came on when this happened, also. Do you know what might be wrong? How can I fix this?
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Check with a transmission shop that is familiar with these transmissions (like Silver Star Transmission). There are lubricant temperature issues, along with planetary gear carrier "debris" that could be the problem.

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When the ABS pump fails the ABS light will remain on, if you have taken your car for a diagnostic check it will have the following fault code stored; “C1401 – Return Pump Fault“. This will mean that your ABS pump has failed and will need to be replaced.
The Mercedes-Benz ESP® warning light is there to warn you that either ESP® is actively working to stabilize your vehicle (when flashing), or that the system is disabled (when the light stays on). In the first case, drive carefully, as the limits of your vehicle`s stability have been reached.
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Icon: Triangle with an exclamation point in the middle. Meaning: This is a general warning light that accompanies other warning lights, namely the ESP® and ASR® lights.

The ABS module in most cars should be located on the driver`s side front corner of the engine compartment. The hard brake lines should be attached to the unit, which should help you locate your car`s module.
Wheel speed sensors are often called ABS sensors. You`ll find them mounted on the axles of all ABS equipped vehicles. Look for this sensor on your wheel hubs, near the brake rotors. You`ll find the rear wheel speed sensor mounted on the rear axle housing or wheel cylinder.
What Causes ESP to Malfunction? A common cause is a faulty wheel speed sensor, often described as an ABS sensor. Bolted to the suspension, down in the depths of the wheel, brake and hub assembly.
The Electronic Stability Program ESP® continually analyses the measured data from the steering angle sensor, the RPM sensors, the lateral acceleration and yaw rate sensor, and can assist the driver should the vehicle enter into an unstable driving condition.
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This symbol indicates that the oil temperature is too high or that the oil level or pressure is too low. It`s important to act quickly as this could lead to expensive or even irreparable engine damage.

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A code C1095 will be stored when the ABS hydraulic pump motor circuit fails. A vehicle`s ABS control module is sent wheel speed readings from each wheel speed sensor, using the data to determine if an ABS event is necessary.
All recent engines I have owned have run between 85 and 90 degrees (according to the gauge which is not necessarily calibrated accurately). It will not cause any problems, they are designed to work like that.
What Is an ABS Code? An ABS code detects problems associated with your braking system. These warning lights flash on your dashboard when mechanical issues arise due to abnormal signs from the wheel sensors.
Code U0121 stands for Lost Communication with Anti-lock Brake System Module. Anti-lock brakes are required on all modern vehicles. The antilock braking system (ABS) prevents wheel lockup by modulating the brakes in an emergency situation.
Fault code U0121 stands for “Lost Communication With Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Module.” The ABS module issues the necessary commands to modulate brake pressure and maintain the correct percentage of tire slip under emergency braking and adverse road surface conditions.

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Abs light, emergency brake light, steering wheel assist light, engine light, EPC light, traction control light
ANSWER : Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle does utilize a lot of the same sensors for these systems. Are there any other codes that are coming up when this code appears? If so you will want to take these into consideration when processing the repair and making a diagnosis. The module may be bad, and replacing it should fix the problem. The lights should turn off once the main computer recognizes the new module and the sensors sync up. If you believe the sensors need to be cleaned you may do so. Do as minimal as possible to make sure you are not damaging the sensor or disrupting the wiring inside. A bad connection would make the lights stay on. With so many lights that are effected by the module being illuminated, the module is likely bad or does not have a connection. Check the connection first and then resort to replacing the unit. For more help with these electrical tests, contact our service department.

Repaired ABS module installed, but lights on and not shifting properly
ANSWER : Hello. This can be caused by a few different things, but most of the time it is caused by the transmission speed sensors. I usually test the sensors first and replace them if needed. This is going to be the most likely issue. If they are fine, then you may have a circuit problem so the wiring will need to be tested for any breaks or shorts that would cause this. If you need to have this done, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to inspect your shifting issue and diagnose the trouble codes found on your car.

Battery light goes on when I start car then turns off, if I rev engine light comes back until rpms go down. Abs goes comes on/off
ANSWER : Batteries can die due to faults in the charging system so ideally a suspected "faulty" battery should be load tested before a decision is made to condemn it. The only exception to this rule is if the battery is already clearly "old" (greater than 5 years) but even then once you put a new battery in, as a replacement for a "dead" battery, you have to comprehensively check out the charging system. Diagnostic Trouble Code P0460 will result in disruption of the dashboard fuel gauge’s ability to accurately report your tank’s fuel levels. The fuel gauge readings may be erratic, or read somewhere off scale. Vehicles equipped with a low fuel warning light feature may also suffer from erratic low fuel warnings in the event of a code P0460. Unless the P0460 code has been reported alongside other trouble code, all of the vehicle’s essential systems should otherwise function normally. I would recommend that you request a check engine light diagnostic to first resolve the fault causing the P0460 code to set. The check gas cap light warning light could be due a faulty gas cap and/or small leaks in the EVAP system.

No dash lights, back right tail light is out, no parking lights. Brake lights work though as does head lights.
ANSWER : Hi there. In many cases, when you have electrical problems like you’re describing, it’s caused by multiple electrical component failure. It’s likely that a few electrical relays are not working; especially if you have systems that utilize the same components (such as your brake light and tail lights). I would recommend having a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete an electrical problems inspection first, so they can pinpoint what is damaged and recommend the right repairs.

Speedometer stopped working, o/d light blinking, check engine light and low tire pressure light are on
ANSWER : All of these problems are most likely linked together by a faulty wheel speed sensor. If the ABS light is on, a fault will be stored pointing to the faulty wheel speed sensor. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will have the equipment to pull the fault code and repair the correct wheel speed circuit or replace your wheel speed sensor entirely.

While driving on freeway truck goes into a limp mode, and the check engine light, abs light, parking break light, service brake
ANSWER : It is possible that you could be having an issue with your powertrain control module. This is somewhat of a common problem on many GM vehicles. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by the dealership to determine if the powertrain control module is functioning properly. If not, a reflash of the powertrain control module may resolve the issue but often times it must be replaced.

2012 equinox reduced power light engine light and traction light came on. Lost a lot of power got home and all light except engine
ANSWER : Your car has what is called a "safe mode" that will be engaged by the computer when it detects that something critical has gone wrong related to any of the major components in your engine chassis or power train. This may be related to a number of things, most of which should have been registered in the computer when the check engine light came on. I recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to inspect your check engine light and diagnose any codes registered by your vehicle’s computer.

Low coolant light comes on when AC, defrost or heater is on, but only if the car is in gear and stopped, what’s wrong with my car?
ANSWER : First, you want to make sure your cooling system is full. Check the radiator not the coolant jug. And check it when it is cold. If it needs coolant, add some. Of course, I don’t feel this problem is an actual low coolant condition. I would expect to find an electrical failure in the instrument cluster or from a component or wiring harness that is connected to the instrument cluster.

As a technician, I have access to reports from technicians across the country. I could not find any reports of this problem, so diagnosing this will require an experienced tech as this is not a common problem. In addition, this happens at intermittent times making it difficult to recreate. The most challenging part of this diagnosis will be recreating the symptom. I suspect it has something to do with the brake switch circuitry because it only seems to happen when you have your foot on the brake. I would begin my diagnosis there with a wiring diagram and test light in hand. The brake switch, instrument cluster, and environmental controls all interact with each other. Something is crossed either because of a failed module or damaged wiring in a harness.

Aside from making sure the coolant is full, this will not likely leave you on the side of the road. If you take it in to be diagnosed, be prepared for them to spend more time than usual to figure it out. Since it isn’t a key problem, you may need to live with it until it completely fails making it much easier to diagnose. Either way, I do recommend having a certified mechanic diagnose the warning light to make sure there isn’t anything serious going on.

Good luck.