Nooo...my first random fault lights

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Post by Z4mal » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:03 pm

I’m happy to look into investing into a code reader, any suggestions to an appropriate one?
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Post by Z4mal » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:25 pm

Any recommended readers?
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Post by ph001 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:30 pm

C310+ from Amazon

Creator C310+ V11.7 Multi System Scan Tool Engine Fault Code Reader Diagnostic Tool https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MPZTM5Q/ ... FY113HWYRR
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Post by Z4mal » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:54 am

Great thanks I’ll take a look I’ve also been recommended the Autophix 590 which is a little more so going to compare the two and place an order today. I’ll let you know how I get on. :cry: :thumbsup:
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Post by ph001 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:22 pm

Z4mal wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:54 am Great thanks I’ll take a look I’ve also been recommended the Autophix 590 which is a little more so going to compare the two and place an order today. I’ll let you know how I get on. :cry: :thumbsup:
Do you mean the Autophix 5900? Currently on offer on Amazon for £67.99 which is good value. I'm not sure it offers a great deal more functionality than the Creator though.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/AUTOPHIX-Multi ... 893&sr=8-2
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Post by Z4mal » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:36 pm

Yes that’s the one I’ve placed an order as the offer looked a good opportunity. Should have it by the weekend. :)
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Post by Z4mal » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:10 am

So my Autophix 5900 turned up early and I reset the faults only for the same to reappear. The fault is as per the image
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Post by ph001 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:43 pm

Yep, abs pressure sensor then. You should probably just change both....the Chinese ebay ones work just fine.
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Post by enuff_zed » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:11 pm

I do like a nice clear fault identification and easy fix :thumbsup:
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Post by Z4mal » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:17 pm

Is it something that even a non mechanic like me can do or will I need to get the brakes bled which is way over my capabilities?? :headbang: :o :!:
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Post by ph001 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:46 pm

Z4mal wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:17 pm Is it something that even a non mechanic like me can do or will I need to get the brakes bled which is way over my capabilities?? :headbang: :o :!:
Cling film over the brake fluid cap opening and screw it back on. Then just whip them out one at a time and screw the new one in as quickly as possible. You will find fluid leakage minimal and no need to bleed brakes.

Good job you didn’t start wasting your time pulling abs sensors from the wheels.
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Post by parabolica » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:00 pm

ph001 wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:46 pm
Z4mal wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:17 pm Is it something that even a non mechanic like me can do or will I need to get the brakes bled which is way over my capabilities?? :headbang: :o :!:
Cling film over the brake fluid cap opening and screw it back on. Then just whip them out one at a time and screw the new one in as quickly as possible. You will find fluid leakage minimal and no need to bleed brakes.

Good job you didn’t start wasting your time pulling abs sensors from the wheels.
Also be aware to change the second sensor you need to have the first one off the car. I tried to change the sensors one at a time and it didn’t go well; unscrew the first one, unscrew the second then put the new ones on as quickly as possible. And that’s all you need to do.

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Post by Z4mal » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:47 pm

Brilliant thank you for the advice. Just need to find the parts online and I’m ready to give it a go :cry:
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Post by Z4mal » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:16 pm

New sensor did the trick all done (did it myself !), thanks to ph001 for the excellent advice. :D :rofl: :thumbsup:
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Post by ph001 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:24 pm

:thumbsup:
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