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Old 02-07-2008, 04:51 AM   #1
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Recognising ABS

Hi, I have a Focus Deisel 1.8 TD etc. A front wheel bearing needs replacing and the parts dealer wants to know if the car has ABS or not. Can anyone tell me how I can tell if it is fitted or not. There is no indication on the dash lights as far as I can see . I have recently replaced the front brakes etc and I can see nothing indicating ABS on the hub assembly. (I am not familiar with ABS, as you probably gather) Hope someone can help,
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Take your car to a gravel/snow covered parking lot. Accellerate to a moderate speed(WHEN ITS SAFE) slam on the brakes. If your wheels lock you do not have ABS. If they don't lock this will be followed by a fairly loud buzzing from under the dash and your pedal will vibrate like crazy.

This is the best low tech way that most people do to check it out. Good luck.
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The sensor plug into the back of the wheel hub, and runs up past the strut attached to a bracket on the strut. It should stand out, as it is the only electrical connection on the brakes. No wire, no ABS.
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