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#1 smithy3007

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 08:15 PM

I know it sound's stupid but iam not to sure if my car has ABS i know its not the weather cuz i was lookin into this befor . any info be a great help >

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 08:16 PM

I know it sound's stupid but iam not to sure if my car has ABS i know its not the weather cuz i was lookin into this befor . any info be a great help >

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YES

upto 2003 abs was optional on 1.4 and 1.6 models but standard on 1.8 and 2.0

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 08:28 PM

I know it sound's stupid but iam not to sure if my car has ABS i know its not the weather cuz i was lookin into this befor . any info be a great help >

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You can also tell your car is equipped with ABS as you brake hard and the pedal kicks your foot back and vibrates...

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:56 PM

YES

upto 2003 abs was optional on 1.4 and 1.6 models but standard on 1.8 and 2.0


wrong there, I had an S reg 1.8 Zetec without ABS.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:31 PM

wrong there, I had an S reg 1.8 Zetec without ABS.

i have a y reg 2001 1.8 zetec and i dont have abs

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:45 PM

wrong there, I had an S reg 1.8 Zetec without ABS.


hmm, ford have told me wrong them. ohwell. sorry :lol:

presume your cars have/had drums on the back then?

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 09:04 AM

with any car to see if you have abs when you turn ignitio on then orange abs light will briefly come on dash board.

if you don't have it no abs light will come on!


this is a good thing to look for when buying a car

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 09:06 AM

i had a 1999 focus 1.8 zetec - no abs

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:37 AM

hmm, ford have told me wrong them. ohwell. sorry :lol:


Yes it funny how you can get duff info from the actual dealers, been there done that.

presume your cars have/had drums on the back then?


yes it had, and whats more my 55plate mk2 1.6 Zetec though it has ABS, still does not have discs all round, only on the front axle.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 12:50 PM

Yes it funny how you can get duff info from the actual dealers, been there done that.



yes it had, and whats more my 55plate mk2 1.6 Zetec though it has ABS, still does not have discs all round, only on the front axle.


yeah drums on the back its listed on parkers website that abs was an optional extra along with passenger airbag metallic paint alloys smokers pack etc etc

click the link input youre reg and it will tell you what youre car has ie build date its registered date interior colour and if it has abs http://www.etis.ford...eRegSelector.do

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:01 PM

well that an interesting one, thanks for correcting me on it :)

I have a 1.6 with no abs but discs on the rear, ive done the coversion though :D

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:07 PM

well that an interesting one, thanks for correcting me on it :)

I have a 1.6 with no abs but discs on the rear, ive done the coversion though :D


i was considering that myself but to be honest i cant be bothered the car brakes extremely well as is so i just left it dont like fixing things that aint broke usually gives me more headaches than anyrthing else

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:10 PM

i was considering that myself but to be honest i cant be bothered the car brakes extremely well as is so i just left it dont like fixing things that aint broke usually gives me more headaches than anyrthing else


ha, well thats fair enough. i just decided i wanted to do something fun, so spent a couple hundred quid and got on with it :lol: took me 4 hours. and the best bit is the new handbrake cable.
No difference in the braking power compared to the drums, just looks better.

i did start a post about the conversion on here but never got round to finishing it :lol:

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:14 PM

ha, well thats fair enough. i just decided i wanted to do something fun, so spent a couple hundred quid and got on with it :lol: took me 4 hours. and the best bit is the new handbrake cable.
No difference in the braking power compared to the drums, just looks better.

i did start a post about the conversion on here but never got round to finishing it :lol:


i upgraded the disks and calipers on my passat before i sold it to bigger 312mm ones wasnt hard to do but after wards i expected to notice a difference and i didnt so i kinda thought what was the point in getting bigger alloys etc to accomodate and i dont feel the difference it did look better though

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