Am working on 1988 Turbo Coupe with ABS.
The ABS Pump motor which pressurizes the accumulator runs long periods, with
the ignition on or off. Will eventually run down the battery. The brakes
have normal power assist while driving. The ABS light stays illuminated,
and has for many months, but only just started doing the pump motor running
thing recently. Can live with the ABS system disabled, but not with the new
problem. Ford dealer says no parts available for this ABS system. Any help
or advice or parts out there? Thanks.
Almost every car uses vacuum for power assist. that big round thing behind
the brake master cyclinder with a large vacuum hose comming off of it....its
called the vacuum booster. nothing to do with ABS. There are very few cars
without that setup. A turbo could be one of them, just look for the big
round thing. GL
Brake Fluid Level is good. Do not know what ABS codes were pulled, if any.
I do not have scanner to do it. I do not have a record of what they said
might be the problem, it was a long time ago when ABS light first
illuminated for the previous owner
You don't need power brakes, just unplug it and all should be well. You
won't have to worry about your battery being dead or unplugging the negative
terminal every time you get out of the car, plus you'll probably gain some
road feel through the pedal as opposed to the typical mushy/numb power brake
Eitehr that or find out what the faulty component is (wiring, motor, etc.)
and eitehr replace it with aftermarket parts or go to a junkyard to find
Look for clues!
This is that stupid German ABS system... No motor, no brakes!
NOT one of Ford's Better ideas! Almost killed my boss and his wife in their
89 SuperCoupe... He was expecting a hard pedal when lite came on... instead
had no stopping at all.
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Your ABS system sounds a lot like the one on my '86 Mark VII. When I needed
parts to fix the master cylinder, I found out that Lincoln didn't offer any
parts for the German made Teves system, only a complete system costing over
$2400 ; and that was three years ago. I found this place in Dallas and obtained
a complete remanufactured unit for $400 including shipping both ways for the old
parts. Car Brakes and Truck Brakes from Prior Remanufacturing They may have a
new accumulator which sounds like its leaking internally. My rebuilt system has
been working flawlessly for the last three years. It looks like they have a
complete unit for your car but no price listed. Give them a call. 1-800-444-4821
If you replace the whole unit, be prepared to deal with the multiple brake lines
that connect the unit to the body. I had to cut them to remove the unit and
Lincoln doesn't offer them. I had to make the lines myself. They look like short
pretzels and have SAE nuts on the car side and Metric nuts on the Teves side.
Also each line has different size nuts just to make it interesting. If you have
to cut these lines, first make a diagram of which line connects to which ports.
The rear brakes can be bled with just ignition key on and a steady depression of
the brake pedal; the pump will push high pressure fluid as long as the brake
pedal is depressed and the key is on. Front brakes need to be bled the normal
Backyard Mechanic wrote:
<p>>> ><br>>> > The ABS Pump motor which pressurizes the accumulator runs long<br>>> > periods,<br>>> with<br>>> > the ignition on or off. Will eventually run down the battery.<p>Cory, Cory!<p>Look for clues!<p>This is that stupid German ABS system... No motor, no brakes!<p>NOT one of Ford's Better ideas! Almost killed my boss and his
wife in their
<br>89 SuperCoupe... He was expecting a hard pedal when lite came on...
<br>had no stopping at all.</blockquote>
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