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Jared D, ASE Certified Technician
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I have a 2001 ford Focu, SOHC, the ABS light is on...how can

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I have a 2001 ford Focu, SOHC, the ABS light is on...how can I test to see what the problem is?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

The only way to effectively diagnose the ABS light on this car is to use an OBD2 scan tool that can read ABS codes. The scan tool should provide a trouble code that indicates which system is triggering a fault. Most parts stores will offer a code scan free of charge.

Do you think you could get the vehicle scanned for trouble codes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think for this car we a re only talking about the fron wheels ...no abs on back...is that correct?
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

Yes, most of these focuses only have front ABS in 2001. There was a rare option for 4 wheel abs, but it's not common.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In your experience, is the problem in most cases bad sensor?
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

In a lot of cases the hydraulic control unit needs to be replaced. They fail fairly often. It could also be a bad wheel speed sensor.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is the hydraulic control unit located near the break booster and appear to distribute fluid to the four wheels?
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

Yes, and if yours has 4 lines coming from it then you do have the 4 wheel anti-lock option. It is shown in this diagram on page 5.

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

I wanted to check to see if you need any additional help.

If not, please don't forget to rate.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have not had time to check out the hydraulic control unit
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

Ok. I just wanted to make sure the question doesn't time out.

Please let me know if you need additional info.

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

I just wanted to check and see if you need any additional information.

Please rate if you no longer need any assistance.