ABS Light


JOEA2

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 16, 2007
341
STATEN ISLAND,NY/SEA GIRT,NJ
I took my car out today for the first time since the fall. When I started it, the ABS Light came on. What does it mean and how do I fix it?

Joe
 

Art138

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Jan 4, 2011
397
Weston,FL
I would hook up an OBD reader to the port and determine what code it’s throwing.
 

Shark01

GT Owner
Jul 22, 2012
261
Houston Texas
Yep, then re-set it and see if it comes back....but drive careful in the meantime, the last thing these cars need is one less safety feature....LOL
 

68Rcodeman

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Apr 5, 2008
667
Spring Hill, FL.
Sometimes when battery voltage is low on start up the modules need to see above 10.7 volts and if low it will set a warning lamp on. When you move the car and it see's wheel speed and propper voltage it will turn the lamp off it's self.
 

JOEA2

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Aug 16, 2007
341
STATEN ISLAND,NY/SEA GIRT,NJ
It was on a Battery Tender. It started up perfectly. I drove it a few miles and restarted it a couple of times. I still have the light.

Joe
 

nota4re

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Feb 15, 2006
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A code will not be held within the ECU (ENGINE control unit) and will not be accessible through a common code reader.
 

07XL0027

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May 20, 2012
1,336
Austin TX
I think the “abs” warning light is indicating you have self isolated too long and your stomach has lost its six pack. It is a warning for you to do some crunches.
 

Blue Moose

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Apr 12, 2006
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I took my car out today for the first time since the fall. When I started it, the ABS Light came on. What does it mean and how do I fix it?

Joe
Joe, did you happen to get new different sized tires and notice the ABS light after car was already moving?

Just throwing this out there as a possibility.
 

JOEA2

GT Owner
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Aug 16, 2007
341
STATEN ISLAND,NY/SEA GIRT,NJ
My tires are three years old and it never went out after starting.

Joe
 

mmlcobra

GT Owner
May 25, 2013
1,051
A good thought, but in this case, tire size is unlikely to be the problem.
Hope that you get it worked out soon.
Best,
mark
 

JOEA2

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Aug 16, 2007
341
STATEN ISLAND,NY/SEA GIRT,NJ
My mechanic determined that it is a bad sensor. He tried to get one from Ford but they refused to sell it until he showed them my Registration. I find that weird.

Joe
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,332
Las Vegas, NV
My mechanic determined that it is a bad sensor. He tried to get one from Ford but they refused to sell it until he showed them my Registration. I find that weird.

Joe
Ford GT parts have had to have proof of ownership for quite some time now.
 

Specracer

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Nov 28, 2005
6,470
MA
I'm appreciative of this process, even if a pain. It is to prevent hoarding 3rd party parts resellers from snapping up inventory.


He tried to get one from Ford but they refused to sell it until he showed them my Registration. I find that weird.
 

PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,255
Kalama, WA
The ABS sensor is unique to the GT? I would've thought it was common to other Ford vehicles, especially since the wheel hubs are off some other vehicle. Any insight appreciated.
 

JOEA2

GT Owner
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Aug 16, 2007
341
STATEN ISLAND,NY/SEA GIRT,NJ
The Sensor(P/N 4G7Z2C204AA) was replaced and all is well. The Part was cheap. I have a little over 27,000 Miles.

Joe