Question about 1998 Jaguar XK8
I need to replace the abs module in my 2001 XK8. I'm wondering how long the job should take and if I can drive the car once the module is removed
I had the same problem.
I have discovered that the ABS module can be removed (either by yourself or most garages):
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
ABS CONTROL MODULE
Removal & Installation
Disconnect battery. Raise and support vehicle. Open LF caliper bleeder. Install pedal hold-down tool between seat and brake pedal. Depress brake pedal 2.3" (60 mm) and hold to prevent fluid loss. Close LF caliper bleeder. Remove ABS modulator cover. Remove washer bottle filler neck. Disconnect ABS wiring. Disconnect and cap modulator outlet brake lines. Remove ABS control module bolts and control module. To install, reverse removal procedure. Bleed system.
Once done, do a google on 'XK8 ABS Module repair'. A few examples in the UK:
These guys will receive the module, repair it and send it back where the above removal instructions can be reversed.
Your car should drive as usual - except without ABS and traction control.
Cost is from $60 to $500 - depending on the fault. Either way, cheaper than a new module...
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
We have the same problem with our BMW. Dealer quoted close to $1500, with a one year parts warranty. Go to Module Masters at www.modulemasters.com.
They show detailed info on how to remove your unit, and will rebuild one for a 2001 XK8 for $150. The unit for our BMW is $300.
I have heard great comments about Module Masters. Well worth a shot!
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
Hello! Your unit was received by Module Repair Pro for repair. Please allow 2-3 business days for repair procedures and testing. When your unit is shipped you tracking information will be uploaded to your e-Bay purchase history. If for any reason your repair time is increased, we will notify you with provided contact information. Thank you for your business, Module Repair Pro Inc. (818) 235-1095 www.ModuleRepairPro.com
Repaired my abs module for under $50. Cost $200 to remove and replace upon return of the repaired unit. Rebuild works just fine, warranty is for the lifetime of the car.
Your unit was received by Module Repair Pro for repair.
Please allow 2-3 business days for repair procedures and testing. When your unit is shipped you tracking information will be uploaded to your e-Bay purchase history.
If for any reason your repair time is increased, we will notify you with provided contact information.
Thank you for your business,
Module Repair Pro Inc.
Posted on Jan 29, 2013
There is a guy in the UK who can supply refurbished ABS modules at a good price.
He can be found on www.ebay.co.uk and search for seller "jaguar-parts1"
or goto http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/jaguar-parts1&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSX:SELLERID
Hope this is of help
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
Actually i ca't tell you how long will it take to replace it, but yes it will be driveable while module is out, just keep in mind than you will have not air bag protection while module is not there
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
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