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My 2005 Lincoln, while parked and off, will automatically

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My 2005 Lincoln, while parked and off, will automatically depress the brake pedal and make noises until the battery dies
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

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  • Is the noise the ABS motor running?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
What is the ABS motor? It is a very quiet sound and something that should not be happening while the vehicle is parked and turned off
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

The ABS motor is what purges the brake fluid to the brakes in the event of an ABS stopping event.

Are the brake lights on when this issue is occurring?

Where do the noises you hear appear to be coming from and what do they could like?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No brake lights on. Noise is directly behind the brake pedal. If you tap the pedal, it lets go. Issue returns within minutes
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

If you open the hood can you hear the noise there as well? If you place your hand on the ABS can you feel this noise? The ABS module faulty looks to be the cause so far.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I can hear it more from in the cabin than from under the hood... looking up where that is located
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

The ABS is on the drivers frame rail under the hood?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok, new problem. I think we killed the battery because it won't jump. Will take battery in tomorrow to test and possibly replace (yesterday, it jumped mad fired up no problem) I did leave jumper cables on and pulled the fuse to ABS. Doesn't happen now.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Keep in touch and let me know the results.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok, just replaced the battery and we have the same issue... this issue definitely ruined the other battery. I had pulled that fuse as well. Went I turned the key, there was a snap, all the dash lights turned off and that noise with the depressed pedal issue started right off
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.

Have you found out what is making the noise yet?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I can't tell... it is in the firewall right behind the brake pedal. None of the fuses are blown. When I put the new battery on and turned the key to accessory, everything was normal. When I turned to start, immediate shutdown and I couldn't get it to a point where accessory worked again. Disconnected battery. Got a warranty on this new battery, which I might need to use.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 months ago.

We must listen and feel around and find the source of this noise, the original question you opened here. Have you checked the ABS as I prior mentioned?