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ABS sensors

Post by AJL Electronics » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:20 am

Ford Scorpio 1996 estate with ABS failure. Code read suggsts rear offside ABS sensor. Unfortunately, the sensors appear to be completely unavailable. I haven't yet checked its resistance because the connector is buried in the interior, but assuming it is dead, what do I do?

As ABS sensors are simple devices. I would have thought that they were all electronically similar, being only the mounting method and cable length that varied. So, if for instance a front one fitted the space, could I just join it back to the longer wiring to that position and expect it to work?


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Re: ABS sensors

Post by philhoward » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:24 am

As long as its mechanical fitting is the same then it should be fine. From memory it's a flexible shielded cable so you should be able to figure out a suitable jointing method.


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Re: ABS sensors

Post by philhoward » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:29 am

Pick one from a vehicle with the same version of ABS though - response and resistance values differ between them.

Resistance check to confirm sensor and cabling first though as it could equally be a build up of muck in the toothed ring.


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Re: ABS sensors

Post by scimjim » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:32 am

yep - first check is a wire brush on the hub reluctor ring.


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