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Hi guys,

Yesterday I have been cleaning my girl and I discovered a cable hanging right by the front passenger brake calliper. After investigating further I saw that it was actually ripped out/cut off. I was able to find where it used to be connected (brake calliper). Looked like an easy job so I grabbed my tool box and job was done shortly after with cable having new plug nicely connected.

Today on my way to work I got an engine system failure error on infocenter and car turned into a turtle. Tried switching the engine off/on, no joy. So I disconnected the sensor for now and the car runs fine.

What is that sensor for anyway? I'm thinking maybe the previous owner decided to cut it off rather than replacing it? (I got the car a week ago so I'm still slowly discovering bits and pieces). I was unable to find it on eLearn or ePer. :confused:

Cheers guys,
Luke
 

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Did the cable run to the brake pad (which would make it the pad wear sensor) or to the hub (which would make it an ABS sensor)?
 

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Did the cable run to the brake pad (which would make it the pad wear sensor) or to the hub (which would make it an ABS sensor)?
It looked like to the break caliper/pad. I have cleaned the plug, cleaned the error codes and reconnected the cable. So far no issues. I will drive for few days to see if any errors pop up. I'm just surprised that error occurred after I connected it rather than when it was just hanging there.
 

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Don't think they were related. Just bad timing :)
 

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Hi guys,

Yesterday I have been cleaning my girl and I discovered a cable hanging right by the front passenger brake calliper. After investigating further I saw that it was actually ripped out/cut off. I was able to find where it used to be connected (brake calliper). Looked like an easy job so I grabbed my tool box and job was done shortly after with cable having new plug nicely connected.

Today on my way to work I got an engine system failure error on infocenter and car turned into a turtle. Tried switching the engine off/on, no joy. So I disconnected the sensor for now and the car runs fine.

What is that sensor for anyway? I'm thinking maybe the previous owner decided to cut it off rather than replacing it? (I got the car a week ago so I'm still slowly discovering bits and pieces). I was unable to find it on eLearn or ePer. :confused:

Cheers guys,
Luke
Hi there .
Look at fotos F 156.9 and F156.10 they describe the location of the ABC sensor cable and the brake pad indicator wire.
https://sites.google.com/site/alfaromeo156wishboneupper/
William Lütken
https://sites.google.com/site/alfaromeo156wishboneupper/
 

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Hi there .
Look at fotos F 156.9 and F156.10 they describe the location of the ABC sensor cable and the brake pad indicator wire.
https://sites.google.com/site/alfaromeo156wishboneupper/
William Lütken
https://sites.google.com/site/alfaromeo156wishboneupper/
Good link! I added it to my bookmarks since I'm pretty sure my wishbone bushes are a bit worn. I'll take my wheel off when the weather gets a bit better and compare it with photos. However, if it was ABS and cable was just hanging like that I'm sure computer would throw some error to do with ABS, it didn't. So I think it could be something to do with brake pads wear.
 
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