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Old 06-14-2002, 10:47 PM
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Old 06-17-2002, 10:16 AM
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Reading the ABS Error Codes

Can anybody tell me what I need to read the Error code for the ABS System? I tried pulling it from the main computer, but I guess the ABS is a different beast.

1995 Ford Explorer XLT

ABS Light is on all the time.


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Reading the ABS Error Codes

Here is some info from the ford service manual for 95 explorers. As you can see you need a special tester to get the error code

Anti-Lock Electronic Control Module

The Explorer anti-lock brake control module (2B373) is mounted on the outboard side of the LH inner fender behind the plastic fender liner.

The Ranger anti-lock brake control module is mounted in front and to the right of the battery on the radiator support sheet metal. It is held in place by a screw and a tab.

ABS Warning Lamp Indicators

The anti-lock brake system uses one amber ABS warning light to alert the driver of malfunctions in the system.

The amber ABS warning light will come on for numerous reasons. It warns the driver that the ABS has been disabled. Normal power-assisted braking remains but the wheels can lock during a panic stop while the indicator is on. Certain procedures must be followed to find the concern in this situation. They are explained in this section.

If system is OK, Code System Pass will be present.

On-Board Diagnostics

The anti-lock brake control module (2B373) is capable of performing on-board diagnostics using Rotunda NGS Tester 007-00500 or equivalent.

The anti-lock brake control module monitors system operation and can store all defined service codes in its memory. It is important to understand that there are some concerns the anti-lock brake control module cannot recognize. Therefore, if a symptom exists and no diagnostic trouble codes are stored by the anti-lock brake control module, other diagnostic steps must be followed.

The module cannot store a diagnostic trouble code if there is no power to the module. This concern can be found by following the System Precheck procedures.

Diagnostic Trouble Codes, Retrieving

The diagnostic trouble codes can be retrieved from the anti-lock brake control module in the following manner.

1. Connect the New Generation Star (NGS) Tester or equivalent to the ISO-9141 connector located under the steering column.

2. Turn on the tester and follow the menus provided to perform ABS code retrieval.

3. Record all the codes. "System Pass" indicates that no codes are stored.

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Ford ABS code retrieval

I've got a ABS light that comes on sporadically, here's what I found to check it short of buying a "code reader" for $180.00 Hope this is of at least SOME help to everyone.

[***************]Auto Repair Manual - How to read codes (No Special Tools Needed)[/COLOR]

IMPORTANT:If after you tap 'START' on the next screen it does not show that it is receiving data there are either NO fault codes OR the vehicle not connected properly. 1 Drive the vehicle at 30 kph or more for at least 1 minute.
2 Stop vehicle and turn ignition OFF.
3 Connect an LED tester or Voltmeter to terminals labeled 'A' & 'B', and connect terminals TBS and GND with your own jumper wire as shown in the diagram above. (Click here for details)
4 Bridge terminals with a wire link as shown in the diagram to your left.
5 Turn ignition ON.
6 Read codes as described in the Code Format Description below.
7 Press the continue button to enter the code numbers and get the code description.

[***************]Code Format Diagram[/COLOR]

[***************]Code Format Description[/COLOR]

• Code sequence begins with a 3 second flash.
• Each following code is made up of two series of flashes.
• The long flashes indicate the 'tens' digits.
• The short flashes indicate the 'ones' digits.
• A long pause separates each code sequence.
• Once every code has been displayed the code sequence repeats.
• Code Format Diagram shows code No. 12.
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Exclamation 99 F-150 4.2 ABS codes NEED HELP!!! PLEASE!!!

I have a 1999 f-150 XLT and I have 5 ABS codes showing they are:
I know what the codes mean, I just need some info on how to fix them. any and all help would be great...
I know the first 2 I just need to replace the speed sencer but what has got me is the c1226 & C1169. Please help!! lol
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