How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask sprinkles08 Your Own Question

sprinkles08
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 21598
Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
9825021
Type Your Peugeot Question Here...
sprinkles08 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a peugeot partner 2009 model and i have kept it

Customer Question

i have a peugeot partner 2009 model and i have kept it maintained from brand new, not missed a service or had any problem with it at all... until i had new break pads installed, everything was fine when i left the workshop and then a fault code for abs breaks came on the screen, and then a technical fault and then another warning light flashed.... the red lights told me to STOP which i did and contacted the mechanic who asked me to drive it back.... which i did, and then he plugged it into the thing in the glovebox and did whatever, which made the fault lights go away... as i drove home i got a bit further than before when the beeping started and the abs, electrical and other warning lights came up on the dash... i rang the mechanic who did answer and said that the car is fine to drive and i should go home and call him again... the car is driving, breaking and indicating all as normal, but on the inside, the speedo does not work nor the lights for, all red lights are on for warnings not to drive it.... a third visit did the same thing... but the lights were still on when i left, with them saying it was fine to drive...
i dont drive it at the moment, i cannot judge my speed accurately enough for the modern technology.... anyway, i have called countless mechanics looking for help and advice, two seperate mechanics have put the car on their computers and say that the ecu is broken....
i am a bit dumb founded with it...... my question is, is there something on the wheel that can be broken when changing the break pad to stop the sensors from talking to the pc? or is it quite the coincidence that this happened at the same time as the service?
I have been confused with many different lines of advice, the most scary being 'get rid of it' I am a sole parent of a 17 yr old boy, i already work two jobs and i cannot afford to have my car off the road and am digging into my car fixing money to get myself around while i am waiting , frustrating much....
well, i myself have been phoning around peugeot dealers and parts suppliers and no one, i mean None of them have a ecu in stock and do not know a price or where else i can get one from....
rant over..... i need help
please please please
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Peugeot
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It sounds as if they have determined the ABS module has failed. The ABS module reads the wheel speed signals and converts the signal to vehicle speed. If the module isn't communicating then the ABS light will be on, if the module isn't functioning then that would explain the speedometer not working.

If the ABS module is not awake and communicating with a scan tool it could be an internal failure of the module or a loss of power or ground to it. The powers and grounds would need to be tested and if ok then the module could be condemned.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.

you didnt answer if the bit i am a bit dumb founded with it...... my question is, is there something on the wheel that can be broken when changing the break pad to stop the sensors from talking to the pc? or is it quite the coincidence that this happened at the same time as the service?

i have since returned to the mechanic who did the break pads and he tells me that he hadnt got all the messages from phone calls i have made to report the fault lights being on still and me not being game to drive the car...... he said it would cost me thousands of dollars to fix it!

i have got onto another mechanic who is telling me the old mechanic stuffed up the abs sensors or something, which caused the fault codes.. i am lost as to what i can do here.....

and i stilll cant drive my car without worry...

i am confused and i do not know what to do..... i cannot afford to have a mechanic and then a second mechanic to monitor the first mechanics work..... and then ask you!

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 month ago.

It's possible that wheel speed sensors were damaged but that wouldn't cause a problem with the ABS module itself. If the module isn't communicating then it has either failed or has lost a power or ground feed as I described in my first post.