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Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:01 pm 
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has any one installed abs into there AU forte? im considering putting ABS into a AU forte Wagon as i will have a AU fairmont Wreck soon i hope :)

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:55 pm 
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nope but i have helped happy put it into his Ef coon

and it a big job, should be a bit easier on the au as abs module is in engine bay.

you would need the abs axles etc and all the wiring loom
as long as you swap all the wrecked stuff from the mont to the forte it should work........

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:00 pm 
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as frank said, swap ALL the looms over and it'll be a piece of cake, don't mess around trying to put the necessary wires into the old loom.. just pull the old looms out, put the new looms in.. it'll take no time if you do things right.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:37 am 
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I'm doing the same thing...

Fairmont diff, fairmont front end from the crossmember down and all looms..

will also need to re-route some brake lines to send them to the abs module behind the front bar on the passanger side.
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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:33 am 
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frankieh wrote:
will also need to re-route some brake lines to send them to the abs module behind the front bar on the passenger side.


you will need the brake lines from the abs equipped car
as they are already the correct shape and length :)

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:14 pm 
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The early EF's run an ABS unit as per the pic in the doco - late EF's and EL's run a different type unit - both are Bosch though. The brake lines into both are different as far as bends go, etc.
The rear brake lines for all the 3 channel ABS are identical to non ABS cars from firewall rearwards.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:21 pm 
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Hey Snap... How do you tell the various models apart? I ask because I picked one up for free the other day from an EF XR8 and figured it'd be the same as an EL one.... not so sure now..

is there any downside to the older ones?? is the loom the same?

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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:31 pm 
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Does it look like the one at http://www.fordmods.com/forums/ABS-Diagnostics-d2.html ??
If so that's the earlier Bosch unit - pipe fittings may be the same, but the bends, etc are different. Electrical plugs are different too.

The later EF/EL/AUI 3 channel units look like the one at http://www.bba-reman.com/content.aspx?c ... BS_Removal and are a Bosch 5.3 model.

Also don't get the above confused with the EA-ED items which are Bendix, and the ECU and pump are separate items in them.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:45 pm 
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OK.... it looks like the one in the fordmods tute..

So I have early EF it seems... it has bosch on it, but no part number.. has two block plugs, one long and one short.

So I will have to source one from an EL if I want it to all match up..

bummer.. another item to source that I had previously crossed off the list.
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Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:47 pm 
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i just put el abs into my eb. was worth it. im glad it was the later unit aswell.
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