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Old 04-07-2004, 06:07   #1 (permalink)
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is it normal for the abs warning light to come on when you do over 140 km/h??

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Re: ABS on ED Fairmont

no, not normal. Mine doesnt anyways. I think you'd probably wanna get it checked out pretty soon
You could just take it to the speed when the light comes on, and give the brakes a stab. By "stab", i mean try and lock the brakes and see if your abs cuts in

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hmmm nah i like my car to much to lock the brakes up at over 140
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hehehe, plus you've got expensive 17" tyres to flat-spot too....
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Re: ABS on ED Fairmont

Morning,

If the light comes on at speed, one of the tone wheels is out of round and sending signals to the computer that that a wheel is erratic in it's speed. The brakes will still work fine, but without ABS once the light comes on.

The trick is to take it to Ford who can tell with thier diagnositc equipment (or their might be a doco on fordmods.com) which wheel is out of round and to replace. Just pray it's not one of the rear ones, harder to get to.

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Re: ABS on ED Fairmont

Yeah it would be a tone wheel or dirty sensor. I had the same thing, only it was on all the time. Chances are pretty high you got a warped tone wheel. Cost about $10 for the wheel plus fitting.
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yeh clean the sensors
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sometimes the front wheel bearings start to loose thier grease, and it comes out the back of the wheel bearing seal and onto the tone wheel.

dust sticks to the grease and gradually fills the holes in the tone wheel, along with just generally gumming them up - jack the car up and clean the tone wheels yourself and then see how it goes, before taking it to ford.
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