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does the car need codes clearing........fitted new abs sensor that arrived today but still got the warnings that abs and traction control are still not working
my lead wont connect to abs ecu need to buy some addons so just asking before i buy em........disconnected battery and made no difference

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yes did you fit right abs sensor by the way ,if you cant connect how do you know it was right one :confused: it might go out after so many start cycles but cant see it
 

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does the car need codes clearing........fitted new abs sensor that arrived today but still got the warnings that abs and traction control are still not working
my lead wont connect to abs ecu need to buy some addons so just asking before i buy em........disconnected battery and made no difference

Gary
I had the same problem. Mine was the ABS ring on the wheel bearing.
 

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yes to got front left for the front left corner........swaped hub a few weeks back cos bearing was gone, think abs sensor got damaged in the swap over cos abs as error as been with me since then.......new cable arrived today and fitted
all i have is a vag kkl lead and fiatecuscan and it can not connect to abs ecu they sell addons on ebay for £16
 

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I bought a second-hand wheel hub to replace because the reluctor ring was damaged.
everything looked good on mine before i fitted the hub, i can remember smearing some silicone grease around the bearing seal as water ingress had caused the last bearing to fail......wonder if i need to take hub off again and clean it all up.......was convinced i had damaged the lead either getting it out of hub for swap over as the socket under the bonner was wrong
was thinking it was something in ecu that needed resetting?
 

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everything looked good on mine before i fitted the hub, i can remember smearing some silicone grease around the bearing seal as water ingress had caused the last bearing to fail......wonder if i need to take hub off again and clean it all up.......was convinced i had damaged the lead either getting it out of hub for swap over as the socket under the bonner was wrong
was thinking it was something in ecu that needed resetting?
If the socket was different under the bonnet you may have been supplied the wrong sensor. I had the black connector but was supplied a abs sensor with a yellow connector. The difference between them was the lenght.
 
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1. what colour is the ABS connector?

2. was the replacement hub the same era as your original?

3. if all sesnors are ok the self check should clear any errors & stay clear.

4. the KKL cable needs to be modified, solder internally on the connector, from pin 7 [ engine ] to 3 [ airbag ] to 1 [ abs ]

5. what error lights are illuminated on the dash?
 

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1. what colour is the ABS connector?

2. was the replacement hub the same era as your original?

3. if all sesnors are ok the self check should clear any errors & stay clear.

4. the KKL cable needs to be modified, solder internally on the connector, from pin 7 [ engine ] to 3 [ airbag ] to 1 [ abs ]

5. what error lights are illuminated on the dash?
1 abs sensor connector is a socket on the end the cars wiring as a green inner to the plug

2 i believe it was it was listed as a gt part but the abs sensor socket was wrong, the hub ends looked identical the long keyblade style, same size and fit

3 when fitted the lights stayed out for a while but returned

4 im aware of that but im not soldering id preffer to get the 3 connector cables for £16 if i need them, its not a lot of money to do the job properly

5 the lights what come on are abs and vdc

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If the socket was different under the bonnet you may have been supplied the wrong sensor. I had the black connector but was supplied a abs sensor with a yellow connector. The difference between them was the lenght.
bought the new sensor from euro car parts......typed in the reg number an it finds the part, id assume it was the correct one, the one that came with hub was wrong....big round pins if i remember correctly
 
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are the lights now always on?

I suspect the new sensor is damaged because of the wrong wheel hub / strut assembly. the older hubs have a deeper/wider bearing which will damage the new type longer abs sensor. I hope i'm wrong.
 

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are the lights now always on?

I suspect the new sensor is damaged because of the wrong wheel hub / strut assembly. the older hubs have a deeper/wider bearing which will damage the new type longer abs sensor. I hope i'm wrong.
ok so when i swapped the hub i swapped sensors.....they are hard to get out and i was carefull, but assumed id damaged it, when i tried to get it out today i had to drill it but the blade was still ok no damage to it at all, i compared the hubs before fitting and they looked identical......i spun the hub after fitting new sensor and didnt hear anything.......im sure i looked too and it was in the right place but ill check
 

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just had a look mate the blade on sensor is still intact, snugly fitting between rear or bearing and end of drive shaft
ill order a set of the 3 ecu connectors i need in the morning and got but a 36mm thin walled socket incase hub as to come of to clean the abs ring......i borrowed last one
 

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on looking closely im not sure the back of the bearing is correct the abs ring seems too far in for the blade to touch
that could be why its not working
 

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are there any techy guys who know how much the bearing differ between models....as the hub unit is the same.......? if i need to ill order a set tomo, my mate as the old hub and as a press, got mot is a week or so, so need to get to the bottom of it.....:) unless someone as a GT hub unit laying about
 

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just been down to alfatech and they confirm that diesel is different, gotta get over to my mates to pick old hub assy up and alfatech will pop a new bearing in it for me, they can get the bearings from a local supplier

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ok so im sorted the bearings are indeed different £85 plus vat saw my old hub with new bearings fitted........swapped hubs over today and its all working as it should now.

if anyone needs a passenger side hub assembly i have one spare.......for petrol 147,156 and gt

Gary
 
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