ABS/ traction control light on dash with alarm sounding???

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Re: ABS/ traction control light on dash with alarm sounding?

Unread post by brettavey » March 7th, 2014, 9:39 pm

Ok after sending motor to Brisbane to have it rewound and new bushes fitted, I put unit back together and refitted it to car. Bled the brakes and everything is working again. These motors are the part that gives way, the rest of the unit only needed a good clean so the cost of the motor repair was $170. Not bad considering mitsubishi wanted $3200.
Brett

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Re: ABS/ traction control light on dash with alarm sounding?

Unread post by Aussie_Dan » March 8th, 2014, 3:29 pm

Excellent outcome Brett, well done!
You can't by any chance do a step by step write up on how to remove the motor for us?
It's inevitable that as time goes by, more and more of us will be faced with this sort of problem.
Cheers!
Dan.

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Re: ABS/ traction control light on dash with alarm sounding?

Unread post by brettavey » March 12th, 2014, 8:24 am

Yes no worries mate I will get it done today

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Re: ABS/ traction control light on dash with alarm sounding?

Unread post by brettavey » March 13th, 2014, 5:20 am

This detail is for NP onwards.
1. Remove all electrical plugs from brake master cylinder and move them to one side.
2. Unclip the fuse box near cylinder (for short)
3. Remove air intake and box
4. Now move inside car drivers side and disconnect excelerator pedal, this gives you more room to remove bolts.
5. Unclip brake pedal lever from input shaft from cylinder
6. Now move back to under hood and remove the brake lines from cylinder, use a pipe remover spanner so no damage is caused
7. Return to inside of car and remove the 4 nuts that hold the cylinder to the fire wall
8. Now gently remove the complete unit taking care not to catch it on anything
9. At this point you can disassemble the unit
10. Undo the screws that hold fluid reservoirry and remove taking care as their are 3 rubber grommets under neath
11. Undo the 6 large bolts and remove top part of cylinder
12. Turn unit over and unscrew the large round cylinder and put aside
13. Now remove the motor from the unit, then remove cover from motor ( this will require some force as it is a large magnet)
14. Inspect motor if it is damaged send to motor rewinder for repair
15. Now return to main assembly and using needle nose pliers remove the 3 round small filters and soak them in petrol to clean
16. Clean entire unit and put aside to dry
17. When you get the motor back reassemble in the reverse order and reattach to car
18. Fill fluid bowl and turn key to on ( do not start car) you will hear a buzzer sound
19. Now with the help of someone bleed the brakes leaving the key on
20. Make sure brakes are totally bled to remove all air
21. Now turn key off and then start car and push pedal a few times it should feel firm but not hard
22. If no alarm is sounding you have done the job right
23. Now disconnect battery for 20 minutes to remove stored codes
24. You are finished so after packing up tools and cleaning up ( I would advise this or the missus will be at you with a stick) go to the fridge and crack a cold one knowing you have saved around $2700 by doing it yourself
Brett
07 Pajero VRX Black, dual battery system, lift kit, uhf, rear draws and more to come.

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Re: ABS/ traction control light on dash with alarm sounding?

Unread post by Aussie_Dan » March 13th, 2014, 6:50 am

Thanks Brett. This info may be handy for myself or someone else one day.
Cheers, Dan.

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Re: ABS/ traction control light on dash with alarm sounding?

Unread post by mydmax » March 13th, 2014, 9:01 am

brettavey
I wondered how you got on with the brake booster, now I see you have is all sorted.
Always said you were a smart bloke.

Downside, wives don't seem to recognize just how smart, and Brownie points fade away too quickly.

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Re: ABS/ traction control light on dash with alarm sounding?

Unread post by somewhereinoz9 » December 30th, 2015, 1:03 pm

HI All

I have been reading these and other posts of members who have suffered a similar problem.

The other day I was simply turning a corner and suffered a power loss (blown 40A ignition fuse) which I replaced - only to have the ABS & Brake warning light come on (no buzzer though) which I cannot get rid of.

I also have a VERY hard brake pedal which does not stop the car with your foot on the brake and in gear (without considerable effort anyway).

I am wondering if the blown fuse would be more likely the problem with the motor (and what caused the blown fuse) as some have had. I am not really impressed with the idea of having to spend $3200+ for a new HBB (especially given I am up for the 190,000km service as well.

Any ideas or suggestions keenly welcome, especially if you can put me onto anyone in the Adelaide area that may be able to help me out.

Cheers

Geoff

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Re: ABS/ traction control light on dash with alarm sounding?

Unread post by Peter Aawen » December 31st, 2015, 10:23 am

A hard brake pedal suggests the 'power assist' for the brakes isn't working, altho why that would happen either as a cause for or because of the main ign fuse blowing is beyond me?! But I'd certainly be looking into it before driving the car very far like that!!

Might be time for a brake specialist, could be expensive but it'd certainly be a helluva lot cheaper than pranging the car & being found culpable cos you were driving it knowingly with 'not working properly' brakes! :o
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