hello my A.B.S. has stopped working and the light is on the dash as amy body had this problem and any idea of cost to fix it. Ive just had a son so money is abit tight any ideas would be helpful thanks.
Search here or over on Rovertech.net for the way to activate and obtain the fault codes. The codes will identify which area the fault is located. I did this with my 220 Coupe Turbo and it identified that the front nearside sensor was faulty. The fault occurred shortly after a gearbox rebuild so I guess the sensor was damaged during that process. It was fine before the gearbox work.
I used a MultiMeter to test the continuity of the faulty sensor by disconnecting the sensor cable connection near the front suspension turrent under the bonnet. I then touched the multimeter's two terminals to the connection which runs to the front wheel sensor. Nil continuity reading unlike the result on the other side for comparison.
I then visited a local breakers and carefully removed a front nearside sensor from a normally aspirated 420 with ABS having first used the multimeter to check it's continuity before removal. Identical item so carefully used it to replace the faulty sensor on my car - turned on ignition and was relieved to observe the ABS check light extinguish after a second or so.
yeah the shortcut to diagnosing the ABS fault involves unplugging the multiplug under the driver's seat, then shorting the two black wires with a paperclip or similar, turning the ignition on will then start the abs light flashing a specific code which leads to a certain part of the ABS system
the only problem that I had with all of this, is that it didnt work for me may have to try some different bits of wire to see if my paperclip was on the fritz :lol: