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Old 06-14-2005, 01:21   #1 (permalink)
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ABS trouble on 2001 v6 mustangplease help...

OK. So heres whats going on.

My ABS system keeps tripping off.

It started speratically about 6 months ago on my way back from work.
I noticed an ABS warning on the dash and my traction control was set to
off. I couldn't turn it back on so I pulled into a parking lot turned
off the car, restarted the engine and did a burnout, the ABS system
reactivated for the drive home, bout 45 minutes.

About a week later it happened again. Same thing, I did a burnout and
it reinitialized itself. This went on for a period of time put
progressivly more frequent. Until now it seems when its dry out it
doesnt work at all.

Heres the funny part and I think it may be a clue, when it rains out,
the entire system reactivates, my traction control works,the ABS dash
light goes off and stays off and I can turn my traction control on and
off with the console button.
Then when it ges dry again, it stops working.

to me it seems as though there is a complete circuit being created with
the moisture somewhere that isn't there when dry....may seem crazy but
its a hell of a coincidence that the abs/t.c works in weather....Its
not a matter or wheel spin, i don't think anyways.....ive been told
that the magnet picks up the spin during a tire burnout and so the
sensor activates but I honestly don't think that's the issue,because im
not burning out in the rain, but i'm no mechanic so i am very open to
any suggestions , i don't wanna take it to a shop if I can fix it
myself.....Thansk for all yor input everyone

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:21   #2 (permalink)
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Re: ABS trouble on 2001 v6 mustangplease help...

OKJso it looks like im'm talking to myself, but i have figured it
out....It seems my cables on the rear wheel sensors have been sitting
lightly agains the wheel and has worn throught the rubber into the
wiring....Hence the moisture thing....so i tested my theory with some
handfills of water on the worn area and presto....system is
working....until dry.....nowq i know what I have to replace...will
this be an easy endeavour ?

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:21   #3 (permalink)
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Re: ABS trouble on 2001 v6 mustangplease help...

can anyone tell me what the name of the cable is that I have to replace
? is it called the the ABS Relay cable.Does anyone know how to
reinstall or repair the cable ?Is there a diagram or schematic or
procedure anywhere for this ? Please read my above postings for my
issue. Thanks

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:21   #4 (permalink)
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Re: ABS trouble on 2001 v6 mustangplease help...

I have found a solution. I stripped down the area of wire that needed
fixed seperated the 2 wires for both back cables left and right with
electrical tape after soldering any frayed connections.....stripped and
cleaned my worn wires and resoldered them , as stated, spliced the
frayed wire with copper wire and rewrapped the wires together with more
electrical tape. I wonder if the heat will effect the tape...weather
and time will tell...so now its working in dry weather...don't know
about wet yet. I can only assume it will, as water was my key element
in my scenario.

In short my rear wires to the ABS sensors were worn down from rubbing
ever so slightly against the rim.

It wore through the rubber and sliced the electrical wiring going to
the sensor and computer (i am assuming ) therfore cutting the signal.

Rain created at conduct of water on the line creating a signal to the
computer (i assume )and activated the ABS and traction control systems.

I removed my rear tires and repaired the frayed wiring with solder and
copper wire. seperated the 2 wires in each cable with electric tape ,
then taped the whole wire out of the way so as not to touch the wheel .
Problem solved. I hope this helps someone....This would work for anyone
with abs trac control i think.

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