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    2007 Fusion AWD C1234 code

    Well I am cautiously optimistic this is :fixed: as we have gone 2 weeks with no ABS light. Seems it boiled down to air gap between wheel sensor and tone ring AFTER the knuckle/bearing assembly was replaced due to failed bearing. Since that was the last part replaced, it was suspect, so after...
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    2007 Fusion AWD C1234 code

    I agree, much of these electronics do not belong in the environment a vehicle is subject. Drove many vehicles over the years with hydraulic brakes, even a tractor with independent mechanical brakes on drive wheels only with no problems. No ABS. Now all this electronic garbage where the repair...
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    2007 Fusion AWD C1234 code

    Right front bearing was noisy, so we figured it easier to replace bearing/hub/knuckle assembly instead of pressing bearing. After replacement ABS was fine for a few months, now throws that code. The WSS is not integral to the hub, it is separate. BTW, this thing is AWD if that makes a difference.
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    2007 Fusion AWD C1234 code

    Isn't the tone ring, or reluctor on the axle? The axle was not replaced, only hub/bearing/knuckle assembly with Moog LK012 and everything was fine for a few months, now getting a C1234
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    2007 Fusion AWD C1234 code

    Getting C1234, ABS light, TCS light on. checked right front ABS sensor, no damage found. Cleared code, buttoned it up and ABS light stayed off about a month then came on again. Replaced sensor with Motorcraft BRAB-267-AE5Z-2C204-A, cleared code, light off. Came back on within a week...
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    belt chirp,, 1997 ford E150 XLT club wagon 5.4 235K with rear A/C / heat

    Checking alignment is not easy. Had a helper hold the straightedge from the top and from underneath noticed light between the p/s pulley and straightedge.
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    belt chirp,, 1997 ford E150 XLT club wagon 5.4 235K with rear A/C / heat

    Had a similar issue on a '01 Chevy Astro. Replaced PS pump, so needed to remove the pulley, didn't think to measure how far pulley was pressed on. Buttoned everything up, soon after belt started chirping. Replaced belt with different dimensions and lengths, GM tensioner, even thought I heard...
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    general question

    That "film" on the inside windows drives me nuts as well. I found best results with the spray can foaming window cleaner on cool glass so it doesn't evaporate quickly, then buff the glass with a clean soft rag, cotton t-shirt works good. Now if I can figure out how to remove that "film" on the...
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    Steering Wheel Off Center 2012 Ford Fusion 3.0L

    Recall # 19S01 installed W711044 S403 clip, AE5Z 54044A74 D Air Bag and W712961 S439 Bolt. Called on Sat to speak with service mgr, unavailable, never called back. Called today, unavailable again, so I showed up at the dealer and explained the steering wheel issue. Tech brought it into the...
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    Steering Wheel Off Center 2012 Ford Fusion 3.0L

    Took vehicle in for air bag recall which I think was passenger side. Upon return I noticed the steering wheel was at least a quarter turn off center. I could tell they disconnected the battery and this vehicle has electric steering, so could the steering have lost it's calibration and needs to...
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    2007 Ford Fusion Code B2290

    Thanks. Excellent info. We just wanted to get the SRS code with the Android setup to see what we're up against. I didn't realize what was needed to do the actual diagnostics, thought it would be a simple sensor R&R. So I gather the ELM327 can access and read data with the proper software...
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    2007 Ford Fusion Code B2290

    Thanks for the info, guess I should have researched these scan tools a bit more. I used a OBDLink MX+ with the obdlink app running on an android phone to pull the code. There is also a Ford only app, www.forscan.org, but I doubt it can do these high level diags.
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    2007 Ford Fusion Code B2290

    Already had the passenger air bag replaced on recall campaign. Air bag light was on before replacement and is still on showing code B2290. We cleared it and B2290 promptly returned. We eyeballed the wiring under the seat and everything looks good, no damage to the seat as well. I'm thinking...
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    Carb full throttle at start

    Funny, same here, AM radio and manual drum brakes. It did have power steering and A/C after flushing the system and replacing the compressor , not a drop of oil came out of the compressor. Found half a dozen receipts for A/C work, charge, etc, in the glove box. Put in a FM converter I had...
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    Carb full throttle at start

    Nickb2, had that 71 LeMans up till 7 years ago, drove it every day, was reliable as a locomotive, never failed to start. Rebuilt that 2 bbl Rochester, parts man commented he hasn't seen a carburetor float in years. Oh well. That Pontiac was a nice sleeper as that 4 door boat surprised a few...