MOT fail

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  1. Terry

    Terry Funster

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    :Eeek: GUTTED -- Been for vans MOT - failed because ABS warning light came on :cry: passed everything else :thumb: Now I am trying to find where / who has a computer to diagnose what is faulty :Eek!: then get it fixed.
    Been told it is probably main agents job :Eeek:££££ :Eeek:
    Our local HGC place has shut down :cry::cry: so now it may well be a 80 quid an hour job :Eek!:
    GEO do you have any diagnostic equipment ?I can get to Chesterfield in about 30/40 mins :thumb:
    terry
     
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    might just be a broken wire or dirty abs sensor if you havent used the van in a while the crud off the disc's can mask the sensor?
    take the wheels off and check the abs sensor's and clean.also check the wiring to abs sensor's:thumb:
     
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    are you sure its not a bit of dust, dirt or grease affecting one of the sensors

    ok Chris beat me
     
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    Take the bulb out.

    Ian
     
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    well that works but doesnt cure the problem now does it and have you seen how hard it is to get some dashboards apart these days to remove/change bulbs and some of them you cant change without changing a whole panel cos they are led type things
     
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    That defeats the object of having a warning light telling you the ABS does not operate. ABS can save your life and a nasty skid!

    More than likely dirt on a sensor.

    Peter
     
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    :thumb: Already thought of that but the computer tells them it has ABS :Doh:
    He already told me about the muck etc but says it is a gamble as to which wheel to start with :Eeek: It could be anything from muck on a sensor to a broken wire or even the sensor itself :Smile: hence save time and effort by having the diagnostic bit done to give a clue where to start :thumb:Apparently sender units can cost anything from 30 quid to 150 quid each :Eeek:Without the diagnostics there is no way of telling if it is the sender wires or muck unless you get lucky :Doh:
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    Hi Peter, the brakes still work great :thumb: it is just the stupid warning light :Rofl1:You can see the fronts no problem but (I think ) the rears are inside the drum ---discs all round with drums for hand brake --not a easy job to take to bits
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    If it gets you through the Mot? after that you can find the fault.

    Ian
     
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    If your that close to Geo I would give him a ring for advice:thumb:
     
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    GEO do you have any diagnostic equipment ?I can get to Chesterfield in about 30/40 mins

    only problem is Geo's in MANSFIELD :Laughing:


    i believe taking the bulb out will still be a fail....the tester will look for the light when the ignition is turned on and it illuminates momentarily as a test function.
     
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    A basic ODB2 reader for a PC is very cheap. Only problem is if a basic one will identify the particular fault. Look on ebay. £20 or so.
     
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    As it happens my BUS passed MOT this morning:Smile: (with a little bit of help from Cheyne Upmarkethippy):BigGrin:

    Hope your sorted soon Terry:Cool:
     
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    mot

    please to hear it. mot's can be a pain

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    yep already said he will be looking for it :Rofl1::BigGrin:
    Mansfield is about the same distance :Rofl1: just hope he does not want 80 quid an hour :Rofl1::Wink:
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    Most vehicles use a standard protocol for reporting faults these days. Pretty much any decent sized independent garage will have an ABS fault code reader. It should at least identify which circuit is reporting the fault. You will then need to inspect that to see if it is dirt, a broken wire or a failed sensor.

    No need for a main dealer, and a local garage should charge more than £10-20 for reading the codes.
     
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    ABS

    I had a ABS fault on my auto-trail, popped into a fiat dealer to be told broken off side front wheel sensor. 5 mins later £80:00 BILL OUCH!:Eek!:
     
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    had to have the codes read and reset on my volvo after a injector pump belt failure...volvo dont do timing marks as such for the injector pump :Doh:

    £45 for the diagnostic, £45 to set the timing correctly...plus VAT
     
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    Ours failed 4 weeks ago for not having beam deflectors on the headlights (it is left hand drive) when hubby said they are in the packet at home the reply was 'well i've already failed it now and its gone on the system, you will need to bring it back with them stuck on'. :Sad:

    We have taken it to the same place for the last 2 years and it has never been picked up on as long as they know you are aware they should be on. There is keen and there is a bit too keen.

    Then they had the cheek to charge another £40 for a re-test :Angry:.

    Needless to say it wont be going there again neither will the other vehicles in the household!!! What plonkers.
     
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    There is no retest fee for headlamp alignment

    Loddy
     
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