My vehicle went to a car shop last week and received an installation of two replacement calipers with two new front disc brakes, as well as resurfaced front discs. Days later, I began to have brake failure when applying the brake along with dash lights intermittently and spontaneous flashing 'ABS' and 'traction control' warning lights. When I brought it back to the car shop, they told me that it's due to a broken ABS module. I asked if this is related to their previous brake work and they said it absolutely did not. Is this true?
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2008 Ford Escape Question: Is ABS module damage related to improper caliper installation?
Answer #1nissandude February 01, 2012, 08:17Rookie
Not neccessarily. When you bleed the brakes after replacing a caliper (or both) ... you must follow the correct procedure with ABS brakes. You had stated that you had REPLACED and RESURFACED the front rotors, which I am assuming that was a misprint because it doesnt make sense to replace and resurface .. they are NEW .. not needing resurfacing. Im inclined to think that they might not have bled them at all if the front rotor statement is true.
Replyanthony.j.radice, February 01, 2012, 20:43Rookie
Thank you very much nissandude. I'm a novice when it comes to vehicle repair (currently in graduate school). I had to go back to this mechanic twice for brake work within one week and I'm highly suspicious that the issue was related but they vehemently denied it.
This is from my receipt...
Front Calipers Sticking
Install 2 Front OEM Type Replacement Calipers ($350)
Resurface Both Front Disc Rotors ($35)
Install New Front Disc Brakes ($160)
Flush Complete Transmission using up to 20 Qts of fluid for continuous flush ($110)
Install New OEM Type Fuel Filter ($70)
ABS Tone Ring On L/F Axle Cracked
Install OEM Type Replacement L/F Axle Assembly ($225)
Install New OEM L/F ABS Wheel Speed Sensor ($136)