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Stuart J
Hi all

OK, first post although I've been reading the forum for about a year and haven't felt the need to join in but I have learnt a lot so thanks. My 2004 LX has had some issues with the ABS light and also the Brake Warning light coming on, often associated with damp weather. The car is under a warranty from a Ford dealer but whenever they have checked they have found nothing. The current issue is that the Brake Warning light comes on alone and seems to be associated with the handbrake - handbrake on, light on, handbrake off light off. I have read about the instrument panel and the sensors perhaps causing problems. Any thoughts as to what it is likely to be and how I can demand to have this rectified. Perhaps a contributing factor is that it tends to not be used as frequently as I would like.

Regards

Stuart J
H3lly
Maybe the rear brake shoes are binding in the cold, which could trigger the abs sensor rings? This may be the case if the car is parked on a hill etc, as it would be putting pressure on the whole mechanism. A few cold mornings later and you get the binding. The one way to solve this would be to apply some grease on the back on the shoes.
Stuart J
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Maybe the rear brake shoes are binding in the cold, which could trigger the abs sensor rings? This may be the case if the car is parked on a hill etc, as it would be putting pressure on the whole mechanism. A few cold mornings later and you get the binding. The one way to solve this would be to apply some grease on the back on the shoes.
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Thanks, it is parked on flat ground - perhaps I'll try leaving the handbrake off in future.

Stuart


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