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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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2000 f53 motorhome chassis...front brakes locking up at very

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2000 f53 motorhome chassis...front brakes locking up at very slow speed at end of braking. Some abs chatter typically before they lock. Replaced front hoses, drained brake fluid, calipers and disks front and rear, mc and still doing it. ordered a rear vss.abs sensor on rear axle to install and next maybe front abs sensors.
JA: Have you checked the brake fluid? When was it last changed?
Customer: All new, topped off and fully flushed again last week.
JA: What is the model of your '00 Ford?
Customer: Fleetwood Bounder Motorhome on F53 chassis
JA: Are you fixing your Fleetwood yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. As noted above all brake calipers, disks, master cylinder, and front brake hoses replaced. Going to replace rear axle abs/vss sensor later this week.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no


Ok, I dont have the fuse location in the engine compartment fuse box, but should be labeled, remove the ABS fuse and test drive. If no longer locks up, the abs hydraulic unit is the cause due to sticking solenoid dump valves and will need to be replaced.

If still locking up, then go with the front wheel speed sensors

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Will try that. Thanks. is there any easy procedure and/or need to reset trouble abs and service engine soon lights (i.e. disconnect chassis battery for half hour).


Disconnect negative cable for 10 minutes

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