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ABS & Check Brake System comes on occasionally

2005 Ford Taurus SE - 68,000 miles
ABS & Check Brake System occasionally comes on. Had new pads and rotors put on, along with bad ground wire replaced. Still comes on.

The check engine light is now staying on too, until it is reset. Computer system checks out okay. I had 2 mechanics check this out.

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  • osubux71 Sep 30, 2009

    Thanks for the solution post. My brother has a computer diagnostic code gadget. By the time I get to his house it isn't doing it anymore and reads ok. When the Check Brake System and ABS lights come on, it will beep at me a few times then go away. With the check engine light staying on, it reads everything ok as well. He resets it, it goes off and comes back on every couple of days now. I put fuel injector fluid in and thought maybe that would work the kinks luck!! I emailed Ford, no reply yet.

  • osubux71 Sep 30, 2009

    It has done it about once a week here lately. It did stop for about a month after I had the ground wire replaced...thinking that was the problem. I will check into that. Thanks for all your help!! :) I will post what I find out.

  • osubux71 Sep 30, 2009

    It has done it about once a week here lately. It stopped for a month when I had the ground wire replaced, thinking that was the problem. The mechanic thought it was the problem too. I will check things out with Ford. I will also post what I find out. Thanks for all your help!!! :)

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014 2005 F150 Check Engine light comes on and off every few weeks while my Brake and ABS light are on all the time. I reset the system by removing the battery cables and the check engine light went off and 50 miles later is still off while the brake and abs light remain on. Had it scanned 2x's and the only error was related to the Cat converter the 1st time and something about fuel injector the second time. Nothing related to ABS or brakes



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Wait till it goes on again and go to your local pepboys, autobarn autozone rand s etc they usually offer free computer diagnostics, get me the codes, i cn help you then,

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

  • Xander  Kravitz
    Xander Kravitz Sep 30, 2009

    well if its not doing it on a regular bais you might need to take it into ford, they can read what we call history and pending codes and you can go from there, intermitten codes are a technicians worst nightmare as they can often be alot of troublesome work to fix



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