OEM ABS control unit or Aftermarket ABS control unit?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by GamePlayer No. 1058, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. While down at the dealer I was talking to the parts manager (a friend of
    mine from the old days), that said that ABS control unit replacement is
    quite common on volvos, and the service advisor when told my codes said ABS
    control unit.

    So Im wondering if there is an aftermarket control unit, or are they all
    from the dealers?
     
    GamePlayer No. 1058, Mar 3, 2004
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  2. GamePlayer No. 1058

    Volvette Guest

    I junked my 740 Turbo after the A/C and ABS crapped out. Too costly for
    repairs.
     
    Volvette, Mar 4, 2004
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  3. GamePlayer No. 1058

    Peter Milnes Guest

    Usually Bosch make ABS controllers and pump units. Quite a few pump units (for
    ABS) were made in the USA.

    Cheers, Peter.

    : I junked my 740 Turbo after the A/C and ABS crapped out. Too costly for
    : repairs.
    :
    :
    : : > While down at the dealer I was talking to the parts manager (a friend of
    : > mine from the old days), that said that ABS control unit replacement is
    : > quite common on volvos, and the service advisor when told my codes said
    : ABS
    : > control unit.
    : >
    : > So Im wondering if there is an aftermarket control unit, or are they all
    : > from the dealers?
    : >
    : >
    :
    :
     
    Peter Milnes, Mar 4, 2004
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  4. Okay, found one on kragen.com

    Cardone 121425
    Remanufactured; w/o Traction Control
    Lifetime Limited Warranty


    Since it has a lifetime warranty, it seems a better way to go than the
    dealer with a 12/12 warranty.
    And it costs less than the dealer, but still a whopping $299.00 plus a
    $50.00 core charge. Still better than the dealer prices, even at my cost
    which is cost plus 10%.
     
    GamePlayer No. 1058, Mar 4, 2004
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  5. GamePlayer No. 1058

    Sammy Guest

    Can't you drive without ABS??? I drove more than 15 years without
    ABS, they were not invented nor available on my Volvos. I removed the
    fuse for the ABS in the 2 Volvos I'm driving and drive very well
    without it.

    I prefer no ABS, better control on roads with sands and small rocks.
    Stupid ABS can't make up their mind and add 10-30 feet to stop the
    car. Almost had an accident on two occasions because ABS took a
    longer distance to stop.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
    Sammy, Mar 4, 2004
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  6. GamePlayer No. 1058

    Peter Milnes Guest

    ABS is not meant to stop you in a shorter distance than without it. It is
    designed to enable you to have directional control over your vehicle whilst
    braking heavily. Braking heavily often causes complete loss of directional
    control. Have you not seen the Ford advert involving a Moose?

    Cheers, Peter.

    : Can't you drive without ABS??? I drove more than 15 years without
    : ABS, they were not invented nor available on my Volvos. I removed the
    : fuse for the ABS in the 2 Volvos I'm driving and drive very well
    : without it.
    :
    : I prefer no ABS, better control on roads with sands and small rocks.
    : Stupid ABS can't make up their mind and add 10-30 feet to stop the
    : car. Almost had an accident on two occasions because ABS took a
    : longer distance to stop.
    :
    : Just my 2 cents.
    :
    :
    : On Thu, 04 Mar 2004 01:58:28 GMT, "GamePlayer No. 1058"
    :
    : >Okay, found one on kragen.com
    : >
    : > Cardone 121425
    : > Remanufactured; w/o Traction Control
    : > Lifetime Limited Warranty
    : >
    : >
    : >Since it has a lifetime warranty, it seems a better way to go than the
    : >dealer with a 12/12 warranty.
    : >And it costs less than the dealer, but still a whopping $299.00 plus a
    : >$50.00 core charge. Still better than the dealer prices, even at my cost
    : >which is cost plus 10%.
    : >
    : >
    : >: >> Usually Bosch make ABS controllers and pump units. Quite a few pump units
    : >(for
    : >> ABS) were made in the USA.
    : >>
    : >> Cheers, Peter.
    : >>
    : >> : >> : I junked my 740 Turbo after the A/C and ABS crapped out. Too costly for
    : >> : repairs.
    : >> :
    : >> :
    : >> : : >> : > While down at the dealer I was talking to the parts manager (a friend
    : >of
    : >> : > mine from the old days), that said that ABS control unit replacement
    : >is
    : >> : > quite common on volvos, and the service advisor when told my codes
    : >said
    : >> : ABS
    : >> : > control unit.
    : >> : >
    : >> : > So Im wondering if there is an aftermarket control unit, or are they
    : >all
    : >> : > from the dealers?
    : >> : >
    : >> : >
    : >> :
    : >> :
    : >>
    : >
    :
     
    Peter Milnes, Mar 4, 2004
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  7. GamePlayer No. 1058

    Bonnet Lock Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    ABS is designed to stop the wheels from locking. If they *do* lock, not only
    will you have no directional control, but stopping distances will be
    *increased*.

    In most circumstances, ABS will stop you in a shorter distance than you'll
    get if you keep the brake pedal pressed hard down and lock the wheels.
    However, if you have sufficient skill to apply cadence braking properly, you
    can stop in an even shorter distance *without* ABS. Like someone else said,
    there are sometimes circumstances where ABS is fooled into letting go of the
    brakes when it shouldn't.

    All in all though, give me ABS every time!
     
    Bonnet Lock, Mar 4, 2004
    #7
  8. Yeah I could, and do, still havnt gotten around to getting a new ABS module,
    it's just the anoying light on the dash that bothers me, but ABS is good in
    my book, I had a guy stop short in front of me on friday morning, and the
    ABS kicked in and prevented me from locking up the brakes and allowed me to
    maintain of the steering while doing so.
     
    GamePlayer No. 1058, Jun 21, 2004
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