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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-26-02, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
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Brake Bleeding with ABS

About 2 weeks ago I replaced the brake fluid in my EF XR8.
Now the bloody "check ABS" light wont go away!!! The brakes work fine, as does the ABS (TOCNSW track day was a good test out for the ABS!!!)
Anyone got any idea before I go up and get the apprentices at my local Ford dealer check it out!!!

I got nothin!!
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have you cleaned the abs sensor rotors on firstly (easier) the front discs.

I had a similar prob in my old ED. the light came on, and i cleaned both the rotors which were caked with mud and who knows what, and it went away.

Just a possibility, could be many a thing tho

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sometimes after bleeding the brakes you need to pull the switch out of the master cylinder (not the cruise control pressure switch but the other one) and pump the brake pedal a couple of times (hard) then refit the switch, Bingo, no more "brake" warning light.

This wont cure an ABS problem (if there is one) but the proportioning valve / switch usually needs to be reset.

Have a look in the owners manual to see if there is 2 warning lights or whether both problems are indicated with the same warning lamp.
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