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1999 Ford Taurus abs system

I am working on a 1999 Ford Taurus with and intermediate abs light. Connected it to the compter and it read "No response" from abs system. Anyone have any thoughts as to how to proceed from here?

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  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2012

    The codes may be enhanced ones & you code reader won't retreive them, need pro scan software for that & the trouble charts

  • John Dec 01, 2012

    It has been taken to an automotive shop and hooked up to their computer. Still the same thing.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2013

    There is no computer used to work on any vehicle Your saying now two months later you can not find a shop capable of diagnosing an abs system?


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I had same issue on my mustang. try here:

after they fixed the towncar, I sent them a whole bunch from our taxi fleet of crown vics. No issues at all since they fixed them. I'm sure they can do the Taurus too. Ask for matt, he'll hook you up. his card says VW and Audi repair, but told me he does a lot of ford stuff too. hope this helps. -Abe

Posted on Feb 02, 2013

You can look up any codes & go from there

If no codes-- check for corrosion on abs module harness

Most likely you have a bad wheel speed sensor-- but need
the pcm to first run a check on abs at start up -then work
any codes.

Near impossible without factory manuals

I only have 2004 ford gas eng manuals --but if you have codes
I can work on something

Posted on Dec 01, 2012

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  • John Dec 01, 2012

    That is the problem I am running across. It is not pulling any codes at all. It simply says "No response" when it trys to read the abs system. Does that mean the entire module is bad? Or do I try sensors first in hopes of it then pulling a code? Never seen this before.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2012

    I told you that you have to get the system up first. Then you diagnose it as always. There is no replacing any parts ever on anything,codes only are faults reported, not what is wrong. Why didn't the shop resolve because they have no skill people there?

  • John Dec 01, 2012

    I am working on this car for a friend of mine. Been a mechanic for many years but never run across this problem. I had her take it to the shop to get another computer to scan it thinking mine was not working. Cam back the same thing. Just trying to figure out how to get it back up so I can figure out the problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2012

    Having been a mechanic how are you going to diagnose something when you don't know the system or have reference material. Your computer is a code reader or professional scan tool software nothing more. You don't at least have a generic code reader?

  • John Dec 01, 2012

    Like I said this is a problem I have never ran across. Yes I have a very good computer but it is not pulling any codes. Everything is checking out right and the ABS is coming up "No resonse". No codes can be read and I cannot get the intermitent code to duplicate.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2012

    Your repeating yourself What can I suggest to you. You need reference trouble charts to follow to get the abs up & communicating first. Does is the connector completely dead or can you get other data. Did you ask the shop that.

  • John Dec 01, 2012

    Like I said everything else checks out good. No other codes found it is simply a problem with the abs system

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2012

    So you have power to the obd connector & could use a professional scan tool to look at any data but abs? You don't seem to read my questions


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