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Member Since 10 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 25 2015 07:43 PM

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In Topic: Hiss With Accelerator

28 February 2015 - 09:46 PM

I had that on my car, 1.8 tdci, and it was a split intercooler. I would check all the pipes to and from the intercooler first.


Get your better half to press the accelerator whilst you listen under the bonnet.

In Topic: Abs Problem

15 February 2015 - 09:46 PM

Just an update on the problem I was having.


Had the car back into the local Ford Dealer, and after a lot od investigation it turns out it was indeed the ABS module that was at fault.


The module is split into 2 parts: a mechanical side and an electronic side. The fault on my car was with the mechanical side which houses the valves for the brake lines. Because of this no fault was being thrown up by the electronic side, and as a result no fault codes were stored and no lights were illuminated.


The constant clicking I could hear was the motor on the pump operating to build back up the pressure back up in the valve, which was leaking away.


The "block" as the call it came in at £182 + vat plus fitting - a lot cheaper than the whole module.


So, the issue is now resolved! Thanks to all those who replied!



In Topic: Abs Problem

04 February 2015 - 08:42 PM

Had the Ford Dealership on the phone today, and it's booked back in on Tuesday for further diagnostics.


The chap I spoke to said it could be the pressure in the ABS module dropping, which would mean a new module...gulp!


He also said it could be the magnetic ring within the wheel bearing, which has maybe corroded, as was suggested above by iantt

In Topic: Abs Problem

04 February 2015 - 03:38 PM

I've not had the speed sensor replaced, only the wheel sensors.

Is the speed sensor on the gearbox? Did you replace it yourself, was it difficult?

In Topic: Abs Problem

01 February 2015 - 06:36 PM

Yes, as soon as the brakes are applied, even a little the abs kick in with the pedal pulsing and the pump operating.

I will recheck sensors again but the dealer said they were all ok on the IDS system.

I understand that my car, a Mk 2.5 uses a magnetic ring instead of a toothed ring. I did check the wheel bearings but they were smooth with no play, so thought that they couldn't be the issue. ..could they?