I recently got the infamous ABS/Trac off light on my 2004 Mach 1, and after taking her to Ford figured out that the ABS module is bad. The dealership quoted me $1500 for repair, which I think is a little too much. I have done some research to see cheaper ways to solve this problem.
1. There is a guy on ebay that can repair ABS modules for $100. This is the cheapest way of doing the repair. Yet it doesn't come with a warranty.
2. Modulemaster.com - a little bit more, for $160 they give a 5 year warranty for the repair.
I can buy a used ABS module from eBay for around $200. I am not sure if this new module will need to be reprogrammed, has anyone done something like a direct replacement?
What are your thoughts about this? Have you had to do something similar?
Thanks SoCal! I am planning to do it all soon, Ill try to post an update here. From what I found out, a lot of mustangs have this problem because the Bosch module is prone to having bad electrical connections.
Have had this problem for about a year or so. The abs scan tool will not read the module so I suspect the moudule itself. I found this on youtube and will probably attempt to repair mine. There is a vid out there showing repairs to modules for our cars. I have some average electronics repair skills so what the hell.......but I will have a back-up close by.
Looks like a lot of us have this problem. Did ford ever issue a recall on the modules? I would like to have mine fixed but that $160 could be used for mod money. I could care less about TC, but abs would be nice for the what if situation.
Yes i am having this problem experiance these days in my 2004 mustang.
First thing i went to a workshop and they told me that the tow rear ABS sensors is broken , then i get a new sensors and they replaced them , but the ABS system still not work and conected with the traction and speed cruzer , its all conected together . Then i go to the computer man that told me that my ABS itself is not work . So i get a used work good ABS unit and replace , but its still not work , so i go to the comuter man again today that he told me that you must go to the dealer servies center FORD to reprogram it to your car electric modul , becouse nobody have the programe but them , it coast me till now almost 300$ , and the reprograming will coast almost 200$ its all about 500$ here in kuwait
Hopfully this inf. is usefull to you . Thank you and sorry for the bad english language
I had the module rebuilt and still had the abs light on. i returned it and they said it tested OK. my mechanic had previously cleaned and checked all of the wheel sensors. so, after a year and a half, my transmission guy had a crack at it and found the wiring harness under the battery tray was badly corroded and the abs circuit wiring was toast. he replaced all of the wiring in that section and now it works fine. i've had the car for four years, so the wiring issue
had occurred previously since i always keep the battery and the terminals clean.
This thread takes me back to the good ol' days of this forum, this section was like the Wild West and with little to no moderation. Basically a glorified FB group but with language filters. I don't think there's anybody currently active here anymore who remembers the shenanigans that used to go on here. Good times, sammiches.
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