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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:45 pm 
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hey ladies and gents!

have a prob with my EB Falcon Auto. I only bought it a few days ago so am not quite used to it yet, but I drove it for about an hour and noticed the "Check A.B.S." warning light was on the whole time. I figured it can't matter that much as long as I dont break too hard all of a sudden, but when I got home I could smell the brakes really bad. Im hoping im not doing any more damage to my car so if anyone could tell me what I should check then the help would be much appreciated.
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edit: also I dont have an owners manual for the car so I cant look it up there.
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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:25 pm 
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first to check is the fuse in the engine compartment (near water tank), i blew that in my old wagon and "check abs" came on and breaks went rather smokei smelly.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:32 pm 
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why did both of your cars brakes come on (why were they smokey/smelly)????

The only thing i can think of is that FORD put a safety device in, that activates when ABS fails, that is, it puts the brakes on when ABS fails

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:37 pm 
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If abs system looses power it turns into a non abs systemand works the same as a non abs vehicle :D

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:45 pm 
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give it a try (pull out the fuse), brakes did not work to well (they were shagged anyway) meh just thought itdd be a good place to look first.

smoking brakes can also be caused by the lines being squeezed/crimped

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:23 pm 
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rushed wrote:
smoking brakes can also be caused by the lines being squeezed/crimped


could that be caused by the ABS pump not being in full operation?

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:31 pm 
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well I should have time to check it tomorrow, the first thing I'll check will be the fuse, and if thats not it then where should i look next?

I got a Haynes repair manual today but it doesnt really say much about the ABS
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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:44 pm 
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hmmm ignore that last post, just checked in the manual again and found a list of things to check before going to a Ford Dealer.

a. Check brake fluid in the reservoir.
b. Verify that the ECU is securely connected.
c. Check the electrical connectors at the hydraulic modulator.
d. Check the fuses
e. Follow the wiring harness to each wheel, check for wire damage and that all connections are secure.


thanks anyway for the help guys! :)
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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:51 pm 
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if you've got an eb2, pm me - i have an ecu code scanner ;)

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:55 pm 
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as noob as it sounds, im not sure lol :oops:

i just know its a '92 eb falcon 4.0
how can I tell?
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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:01 pm 
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got smartlock?

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:03 pm 
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nope, so thats only with eb2?
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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:18 pm 
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as far as i'm aware - someone with more boxcar knowledge should be able to tell!

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:21 pm 
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hmm oh well, I'll check the other options posted above and hopefully its something easy. I just bought the bloody thing so I can't really afford to have much fixed....
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series II was released in April 1992.
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