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ABS Sensors

Post by BOB6844 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:08 pm

Vehicle is a BX GTi, problem diagnosed by my local auto electrician appears to be faulty nearside front ABS sensor.

Having trawled through posts on the subject, I cannot find any definitive answer to the question of how to source a replacement. The item (still) listed by Ignition Car Parts Ltd has been rejected by another member as being incorrect, and that thread expired without a conclusion several years ago. Parts for ZX and Xantia still advertised, but has anyone actually had success in substituting them ?

Any ideas ? All input welcomed.
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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by RobC » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:36 pm

-snipped previous erroneous post-


I think it's likely to be a wiring fault. I got round the problem by splicing a new cable in between the plug and pretty close to the sensor. However my problem was at the rear, the front sensors may actually fail rather than the wiring.
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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:27 pm

I bought a complete set of ABS sensors and ECU for my BX but chose not to use them. Used, but tested OK.

I will sell if you like, just PM me.

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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:46 pm

Or just remove the bulb!
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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by Way2go » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:20 am

Tim Leech wrote:Or just remove the bulb!
There is an ABS badge on the tailgate you'd have remove too in that scenario.

ABS is standard fit on a GTi - won't the tester's information flag this up anyway? :?
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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by Defender110 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:58 pm

Way2go wrote:
Tim Leech wrote:Or just remove the bulb!
ABS is standard fit on a GTi - won't the tester's information flag this up anyway? :?
Yes it should, I believe they can be wired through the oil pressure switch not that I would suggest or condone such an idea.
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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by rutter123 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:09 pm

Removing the bulb and the badge will not hide the ABS unit under the bonnet will it?
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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:36 pm

Seemed to work for me ;)
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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by Vanny » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:08 pm

The plug at the end of the cable is still readily available, so it is possible to take a Xantia (or some Peugeot) ABS sensors, cut off the plug and put a BX style one back on.

For reference, the sensors are branded FoMoCo and made by ATE,although i have never been able to cross reference against the original Ford car.

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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by Geoffrey Gould » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:46 am

Hi, Micks garage.com Apear to stock ABS sensors, listed as being in stock. Relieing on memory for address, if not correct let me know.
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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by RobC » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:32 pm

Geoffrey Gould wrote:Hi, Micks garage.com Apear to stock ABS sensors, listed as being in stock. Relieing on memory for address, if not correct let me know.
Cheers.
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They seem to stock a lot of BX bits.
In my experience Mick's Garage don't really stock them. Once you've ordered and paid, you then get a refund because they "discover" they're not in stock. I think they just list every part under the sun so that they show up in google searches and the like...

Would be delighted to be proven wrong though!
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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by Mike E (uk) » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:33 pm

Peugeot 405 sensors are the same, but with a different electrical connector. but this is not a problem if you can use a soldering iron.

As suggested above, it's probably he cable that has broken rather than the sensor.

It is worthwhile making the ABS work, it could save your car (or you) from serious damage.
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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by Geoffrey Gould » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:28 am

Hi well shall we say that i must have been lucky, so far bits that I could not find elsewhere have been in stock.
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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by deltic » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:37 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:I bought a complete set of ABS sensors and ECU for my BX but chose not to use them. Used, but tested OK.

I will sell if you like, just PM me.

Phil
Hi Phil,

Hope all is well with you and looking forward to the festive break. You haven't by any chance still got a rear ABS sensor?

Best wishes,

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Re: ABS Sensors

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:45 pm

No longer available as I sold them a while back, sorry. Even so, please have an excellent Xmas :)
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