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#1 Clare

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 02:04 PM

Hello

I'm new on here but I'm really hoping someone can help with my query.

I put my Ford Focus in for MOT last saturday and was told I needed front R/H brake caliper and both sets of disks and pads replaced. I had this done and then on Wednesday morning I had the traction control, ABS and hand brake lights illuminated on my dash.

I took it back to the garage who ran a diagnostic check and said the front ABS sensor had gone and that it was nothing to do with the work they had done as it was no where near where they worked!

I've booked it in for today at 4pm and I have since checked out the location of the sensor and understand it's on the front wheel and that to change my brakes they would have had to remove the wheels.

Am I being really stupid or could they have affected the ABS sensor??

The warning lights weren't on last night but this morning they are back.

Please can you help, as Idon't want to be a pathetic woman and get fobbed off and have to pay the extra 120 they want to replace it but I also don't want to go shouting the odds if I'm not fully aware of what I'm saying

Thank you

Clare

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:34 PM

Hello

I'm new on here but I'm really hoping someone can help with my query.

I put my Ford Focus in for MOT last saturday and was told I needed front R/H brake caliper and both sets of disks and pads replaced. I had this done and then on Wednesday morning I had the traction control, ABS and hand brake lights illuminated on my dash.

I took it back to the garage who ran a diagnostic check and said the front ABS sensor had gone and that it was nothing to do with the work they had done as it was no where near where they worked!

I've booked it in for today at 4pm and I have since checked out the location of the sensor and understand it's on the front wheel and that to change my brakes they would have had to remove the wheels.

Am I being really stupid or could they have affected the ABS sensor??

The warning lights weren't on last night but this morning they are back.

Please can you help, as Idon't want to be a pathetic woman and get fobbed off and have to pay the extra 120 they want to replace it but I also don't want to go shouting the odds if I'm not fully aware of what I'm saying

Thank you

Clare

Hi. The ABS sensor on my mums ford went down about a year ago. I know that her ABS warning light was on all the time but I dont know about the other warning lights. When it went she could not drive her car very well. The brakes were unresponsvie and she only just got it in to the garrage.
They told her that the sensors can either last the life time of the car or fail with out warning. For a genuine for sencor it cost her 200.

#3 gaz6076

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 06:36 PM

The ABS sensor sits behind the disk so they could of easily knocked it. Seems like a bit of a coincidence that if failed a few days after you had the work done :angry: But why didnt it come on straight away? :huh:

Any electricial component can fail at any time without reason or warning. Just one of those things am afraid.

Was it a main dealer or a back street garage you took it to?


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