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#1 of 31 Diamante ABS Brake Issues
Jul 25, 2006 (10:26 am)
I have been following some of the older discussions on the Diamante brakes but on one has had this question.
I have a 2001 ES with 70,000 miles on it. At 60,000 the car needed new brake pads on the rear. The dealer indicated that the disks should be turned as well. So the work was done. Then at 68,000 the ABS light started coming on when the car was started and staying on but it was intermittent. Sometimes light on, sometimes not. Had the dealer check it out ($80.00). Was told there was a bad sensor in one of the rear hubs. Question, could the brake job have caused this or do the sensors have an issue on the 2001? I ask because the hub needs to be rplaced to replace the sensor and this is going to be a $400.00 plus visit.
Feb 21, 2007 (9:14 pm)
My 2002 green diamante sedan, 3.5 liter engine with beige interior leather (60,000 miles)has the best brakes I have ever experienced in any vehicle.
I did have the front rotors turned for grinding when braking. But this was a small price to pay for the return
#3 of 31 Re: Diamante ABS Brake Issues [greenstone48]
Aug 15, 2007 (1:03 pm)
I have same car and I think same problem at aboout 66k miles, TCL light and ABS light came on and off intermittently and now all the time. how did your situation pan out? I thank you for your time in advance.
#4 of 31 Re: Diamante ABS Brake Issues [ceejay2]
Aug 22, 2007 (5:09 pm)
Hi all, I am new to the D forum...I have a 2001 and I am experiencing the same problems with ABS and TCL lights staying on. I have 102K on mine and it started around 97K. It's on and off but more on than off. I also have a bad emergency brake cable and was told over $300 to replace. Has anyone ever had this done?
#5 of 31 Diamante Brakes
Nov 05, 2007 (4:09 pm)
Our 2001 Diamante has over 140,000 miles on it. The brakes make a horrible grinding noise, even though just replaced. Also, the emergency brake has not worked for awhile. The brakes have always make a weird noise...
#6 of 31 Rear rotor
Jun 29, 2008 (10:40 am)
Can anyone tell me how to remove the rear rotor on the Diamante? I have the caliper off but can't quite figure the rotor.
#7 of 31 Re: Rear rotor [jk59er]
Jul 09, 2008 (5:02 am)
I just recently replaced the rear rotors on my 2002 Diamante. WHAT A PAIN IN THE A--! There is no screw or anything holding it on. The problem is the rust build up on the inside of the "drum" part of the rotor preventing it from sliding past the emergency brake shoe.
The first thing to do is to remove the little rubber cap on rotor. That is the access port to the emergency brake tension adjuster. Aline the hole to about 11:00 and spin the gear looking thing with a standard screw driver to loosen the emergency brake tension. Sorry, don't remember which direction. I still had to take a large pry bar AND a gear puller to force it to slide off. I was real close to attempting to cut it off with an angle grinder, but thankfully the gear puller worked. Hope this helps.
#8 of 31 brake problems
Jul 13, 2008 (8:49 am)
I am having problems with the braking system on my 2004 ford ranger. Need some ideas, Brake pedal goes from hard to soft. Is it possibly brake booster or master cylinder. And if you replace one should you replace them both. All fluid levels are fine. Brake pads are fine. Please give some advice.
#9 of 31 Re: Diamante ABS Brake Issues [greenstone48]
Jul 14, 2008 (9:49 am)
I'd say that your rear ABS sensor has indeed failed, and it is not related to recent brake job. Same thing just happened on my '02 VR-X (85,000 mi), intermittent ABS / TCL light along with occassional ABS motor engaging during braking. I diagnosed problem myself with help of on line shop manual (eautorepair.net) and a multimeter. Turned out that right rear sensor failed both the ohm resistance (1.4-1.8 ohm) and output test (>50 AC millivolts). Dealer wanted $400 for new sensor, and national parts chains don't carry it. I got lucky and found import salvage yard with a '02 Diamante that hadn't been cannabilzed yet, and was able to secure rear hub assy w/sensor for $150. Removing sensor from this hub and re-installing on my vehicle was not difficult. It worked like a charm - no more ABS problems.
Now I got to figure out fix for the infamous heater core issue! Any help out there with DIY procedure short of removing the entire instrument panel ?
#10 of 31 Re: Diamante ABS Brake Issues [moberheide]
Jul 14, 2008 (4:51 pm)
Thank you for your help, As it turned out the master cylinder was bad, and we replaced it, and bled the brakes completely. Now all is working just fine.
Thanks to my son with the national guard. Who did the job for me. Husband is not happy he could not do it. hehehehe