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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:52 pm 
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So I am halfway through changing my rotors today, when I removed the old one to find it is an ABS rotor....

Lucky for me I bought two non-ABS and two ABS (the ABS were orginally going to uglybob).

So I look up the good old gregory's manual to find what an ABS equiped car would have. So I poke my head under the left hand front wheel arch hoping to see an ABS ECU, but what do you know there is none there...

That means Ford (last people to service the rotors) have put the wrong rotors on....

What damage has this caused??

Is it going to cause any issues if I put the non-ABS rotors on?

Please anyone gimme some help!!!

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:54 pm 
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putting ABS rotors on NON-ABS cars is common place for FORD as it is no the only option listed. i.e. both rotors do both cars.
they are only interchangable this way though, you cant put non abs rotors on a ABS car

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 2:56 pm 
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Leroy wrote:
putting ABS rotors on NON-ABS cars is common place for FORD as it is no the only option listed. i.e. both rotors do both cars.
they are only interchangable this way though, you cant put non abs rotors on a ABS car
Is there any benefit??

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:02 pm 
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In the absence of an ABS system - no. Unsure on price differential...

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:04 pm 
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no benifit unless u upgrade to abs then u dont have to buy abs rotors :)

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:06 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
In the absence of an ABS system - no. Unsure on price differential...


Same price (*nods to Hightek Brakes)

$99. So as long as I cant see an ABS ECU, chances are I dont have ABS and can fit ther non-ABS rotors??

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:58 pm 
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if there is no ABS pump in the left wheel arch you should be safe to say you dont have ABS. so you would be safe to use either of the rotors you have there. there would be no benefit to using one over the other.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:59 pm 
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Get rid of the Gregories and get a FORD manual then you will have ALL the right information NOT some of it :shock:

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:48 pm 
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is there a
abs sensor on the upright?
abs unit in left wheel arch?
check abs light when starting car?

if no to all three no abs on your car, and you can use either rotor.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:26 pm 
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Ugly Igley wrote:
So I poke my head under the left hand front wheel arch hoping to see an ABS ECU, but what do you know there is none there...


You wont see it unless you remove the plastic inner guard liner.

The easiest way to tell if the car is equiped with ABS is to take a look at the master cylinder. If is got 3 pipes coming out of it, it doesn't have ABS.

 

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abs rotors have a slotted plate behind the disc and a magnatic sensor off the stub axel assembly, no magnetic sensor no abs. you wont see the magnetic sensor as it fits behind the centre of the rotor but there should be a visible wire running from rear of the stub axel.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:59 am 
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GTBob wrote:
Get rid of the Gregories and get a FORD manual then you will have ALL the right information NOT some of it :shock:


If the Ford Manual was as cheap and as readily available as the Gregory's manual, I am certain to have one on my book shelf. Until Ford decide to mass re-produce the EF/EL Ford Factory manual, at sell it at cost-price, I am more than happy to receive some information from a semi-reliable source than have none at all.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:01 am 
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Cheers guys.

So then does Ford actually use a non-ABS rotor, or will the majority of non-ABS equiped cars be running on the ABS rotor?

 

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Ugly Igley wrote:
Cheers guys.

So then does Ford actually use a non-ABS rotor, or will the majority of non-ABS equiped cars be running on the ABS rotor?


not sure if ford use them but u can buy a Non abs rotor for your car.

but since u have abs rotors dont worry there is no problems!

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:22 pm 
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i don't think ford make any non-abs rotors anymore, don't quote me on this.
so therefore any car serviced by ford and has disks replaced will have abs rotors fitted.
no harm in doing this what so ever.

 

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