Pull your ABS computer relay out or find the related fuse and pull it. Here's why... in a panic stop, with even a weak accumulator you have plenty of reserve for normal braking; however, once the ABS tries to kick in, it will use up valuble reserve pressure in a snap w/o enough to cause the ABS to do anything.. You'd rather the brakes lock up and have them stay that way.Scott Long said:If I see the light turn red, I slow down in plenty of time to make sure I won't need to slam the brakes. I hate this system with a passion, but its my daily driver so what am I supposed to do, not go to work?
Randy N Connie said:I am going to see if I can buy a new 93 Crown Vic master cylinder and booster NEW today.
Any one know the cost for new parts? Master cylinder and booster?
And Is there a better year to use than the 93 Crown Vic parts?
I have swap my 90 SC spindles for 93 Mach VIII spindles.The brake
sensor wires on the 93 Mach VIII are to short to plug into my 90 SC.
And the plung-in is different.And I was unable to remove the 90 SC ABS sensors,
to install in the 93 Mach VIII spindles.
I thought about splicing the wires.But the 90 SC has coaxle wire.
And the Mach VIII sensor has two wires.So I don't think this would
make a nice clean splice.
New Abs sensors cost $65.00 each,I need two.So I think in the long run.
It would be best to ditch the complete ABS system.And it works perfect.
For something cheaper.
Do you need to get under the dash for this swap?If so,I may not be able to do the job.
Do you have to work inside under the dash?
MIKE 38sc said:Actualy Randy the only thing you need to do under the dash is disconect the pushrod from the brake pedal and the 4 nuts(I think its 4) that hold the booster to the firewall. Maybe you have a neihborhood kid that would help you out with that, its not a bad job but I can see where people with physical limitations could have a problem doing that.
The trouble of finding someone to help you with that would well be be worth the much better and cheaper to maintain brakeing system you would have.
Maybe Connie could help with this, seems I remember Connie being very successfull in helping in the past.
Just food for thought.
MIKE 38sc said:A little hand accuated vac pump works real good for bleeding brakes and only costs $20. Open all 4 bleeders with each one having a hose going into a jar and just let gravity do the work, just make sure you dont let the reseviour go dry.
use a 12 oz jar 1/2 full of water install bleeder hose pump pedal until jar is 3/4 to 7/8 full do all 4 calipers thatway instead of using brake fluidlowflying90 said: