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ABS Light on - 05 Fiesta 1.4 TDCI


Colbecoz
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Hi, peeps, I'm new to the forum. Looks good... Question, The ABS light has come on and stays on along with a funny graunching sound when I'm driving. Noise comes and goes. Car has just had a full service/mot. Only 26K on the clock. Any ideas??

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Col.... :blink:

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Think it is coming from the rear. Comes and goes in intensity?

Col..

can you tell roughley where the noise is coming from? the garage could have damaged a wheel sensor when doing the service which would cause the light to come on.
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Most likely cause of the light coming on is the wheel speed sensor being faulty or a broken abs ring.

These aren't likely to cause the noise though. Can you shed more light on the noise your hearing?

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Was the service done by a Ford dealer or not?

I expect many mechanics will strip a rear brake by undoing the bearing to remove the hub, but I believe the correct way is to undo the four bolts from the back and remove the unit complete, thereby not disturbing the bearing.

I have made this mistake myself (although not on a Ford) and had to replace the bearing. If this has been done the bearing may not have gone back fully in place, which could cause your noise and the ABS light to stay on.

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Looks like u were right. What a problem I had. I took the car in to the main Ford Dealer in Aberdeen (who shall remain nameless). They charged me £60 to plug in an OBD reader. Then they wanted to charge me a total of £275 to replace ABS ring, rear wheel bearing and ABS sensor!!! My son recommended Car Clinic, who did the whole Job for £102 inclusive of parts labour and VAT. They also said that charging to plug in an OBD reader is a travesty and that they do it as a matter of course.

So, I did tell the first lot not to do the work, to wit, they charged me the £60 for the privelage of plugging in the reader. So for me.. I won't use the main Ford dealer in Aberdeen again.

Also, the main Fordy dealer took it upon themselves to try and get me to buy new tyres, replace indicator bulbs abd fronf Disks as they said they were in poor condition!!!! All that after having a full service and MOT done a couple of weeks ago wit NO observations.

Oh, and what you said about incorrect removal of the hub causing damage is 99% true, but, Car Clinic wouldn't commit to being 100% correct.

You know what, I HATE MAIN DEALERS. :angry:

Was the service done by a Ford dealer or not?

I expect many mechanics will strip a rear brake by undoing the bearing to remove the hub, but I believe the correct way is to undo the four bolts from the back and remove the unit complete, thereby not disturbing the bearing.

I have made this mistake myself (although not on a Ford) and had to replace the bearing. If this has been done the bearing may not have gone back fully in place, which could cause your noise and the ABS light to stay on.

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