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Old 06-14-2005, 00:11   #1 (permalink)
CJB
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Re: ABS light on 1990 Club Wagon E150

Finally was able to get this fixed. Thanks for all who helped.

CJB

"CJB" <colonyparkwagon@excite.nospam> wrote in message
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> As the subject line says, the ABS light is set on my 1990 Club Wagon E150
> w/ towing package and E4OD. I replaced both the VSS at the transmission,
> and the VSS on the differential, but no change. The light goes off only
> briefly upon startup, and then comes right back on and stays on all the
> time, like its a hard fault of some kind.
>
> Is there a way to check ABS codes on this model? I have an Actron EEC-IV
> code scanner, but the book doesn't mention ABS at all.
>
> Does anyone have an idea about what would set this code? Frankly I'm not
> even sure what the RABS system on this van includes.
>



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:11   #2 (permalink)
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Re: ABS light on 1990 Club Wagon E150

On Thu, 09 Jun 2005 17:15:28 +0000, CJB rearranged some electrons to form:

> Finally was able to get this fixed. Thanks for all who helped.
>
> CJB
>
> "CJB" <colonyparkwagon@excite.nospam> wrote in message
> news:nmaie.434$yc.229@trnddc09...
>> As the subject line says, the ABS light is set on my 1990 Club Wagon E150
>> w/ towing package and E4OD. I replaced both the VSS at the transmission,
>> and the VSS on the differential, but no change. The light goes off only
>> briefly upon startup, and then comes right back on and stays on all the
>> time, like its a hard fault of some kind.
>>
>> Is there a way to check ABS codes on this model? I have an Actron EEC-IV
>> code scanner, but the book doesn't mention ABS at all.
>>
>> Does anyone have an idea about what would set this code? Frankly I'm not
>> even sure what the RABS system on this van includes.
>>


What was wrong with it?

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:11   #3 (permalink)
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Re: ABS light on 1990 Club Wagon E150

lol, you really wanna know?

There's a master cylinder switch that senses the fluid level. It was
impossible to see the damage because it was hidden inside the connector, but
it turns out that two of the three wires were corroded sufficiently that
they broke off as soon as I tried to remove the plug. I had to
"manufacture" a new connector because the old one was so corroded, but as
soon as I plugged the wires in, the light went away.

I really never suspected brake fluid level, because I thought it would set
the BRAKE light, not the ABS light. Oddly, that's not how it works.

It may also have had another problem, because I had already replaced both
VSS's. The in-axle VSS was in bad shape, and the tranny VSS had exhibited
an intermittent problem.

Lastly, I was never able to get the ABS computer to send me a code, which
made it even more frustrating.

Again, thanks to all who helped.

CJB



"David M" <NOSPAM@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 09 Jun 2005 17:15:28 +0000, CJB rearranged some electrons to form:
>
>> Finally was able to get this fixed. Thanks for all who helped.
>>
>> CJB
>>
>> "CJB" <colonyparkwagon@excite.nospam> wrote in message
>> news:nmaie.434$yc.229@trnddc09...
>>> As the subject line says, the ABS light is set on my 1990 Club Wagon
>>> E150
>>> w/ towing package and E4OD. I replaced both the VSS at the
>>> transmission,
>>> and the VSS on the differential, but no change. The light goes off only
>>> briefly upon startup, and then comes right back on and stays on all the
>>> time, like its a hard fault of some kind.
>>>
>>> Is there a way to check ABS codes on this model? I have an Actron
>>> EEC-IV
>>> code scanner, but the book doesn't mention ABS at all.
>>>
>>> Does anyone have an idea about what would set this code? Frankly I'm
>>> not
>>> even sure what the RABS system on this van includes.
>>>

>
> What was wrong with it?
>
> --
> David M (dmacchiarolo)
> http://home.triad.rr.com/redsled
> T/S 53
> sled351 Linux 2.4.18-14 has been up 16 days 15 min
>



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