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Brake Failure Indicator

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Old 12-11-2008, 06:51 PM
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I own a 2002 Volvo XC70 that I plan on selling this weekend and all of a sudden the brake failure messagecame up on it. I checked fluid level and it's good. I checked brake lines, and everything looks solid. Anyone knows what this is all about. The message comes and goes also. Please assist.
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Rob
 
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:24 PM
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Sounds like the typical bad ABS module.
You can have it rebuilt for about $100.00 through this site.
http://home.earthlink.net/~vicrocha/...vo_V70_ABS.htm
 
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:13 PM
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Thanks!
What exactly does the module do and why does it go bad?
Rob
 
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:13 PM
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The module controls the ABS/Tracs system in the car. Solder joints go bad you can see in this post. It is from the 850 section but the module is pretty much the same. If you are really handy you can fix it yourself using that post.
https://volvoforums.com/m_58856/tm.htm

 
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:09 AM
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Sounds like the car knows you are going to sell it and it is trying to tell you it wants to stick around <grin>
 
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:43 AM
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Tell me about it.
I have it scheduled for a timing belt replacement for $350 bucks and now it looks like the ABS module for another 350 with me installing it.
Is there anyway to be 100% certain the module is bad before I spend the money?
 
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:49 AM
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You can open it up and inspect it using the post I linked above.
 
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:46 AM
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Thanks,
I just noticed the link and printed all the information. I also called a local Volvo tech and he was 90% sure it's the module. Although he said that it is more rare for the 2002 and newer.
That's the part that makes me nervous. But if you say I can open it up and look at it like the older units, I'll do it. I'm comfortable with a soldering gun. Thanks for all your help!
 
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Let me know how it goes.
 
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