[A4] ABS Module....

Peter Kirby 4pkirby at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 09:32:33 PDT 2008

I have had the ABS disconnected on my 2001 A4 1.8tq for a couple of 
months now.  The only disadvantage I've seen so far is BETTER braking! 
I have noticed no other issues.  I haven't tried it in the snow yet....

I have always felt that I could out-brake the few ABS cars I have owned. 
  Maybe it's my imagination.


Derek Pulvino wrote:
> Ahh, not so bad then, and I know I do need to get in there to replace the washer pump.  The black surround on the pump is cracked.  The duct tape fix I put on during my t-belt replacement was only good for about six months.
> And just to clarify, the effect of a T.U. module results in no abs, but leaves braking otherwise remaining unaffected?  I thought I also read somewhere that the module also serves as the front to rear brake bias/proportioning controller as well.
> dp
>> From: theloves at localaccess.com
>> To: dbpulvino at hotmail.com; indischrot at gmail.com
>> CC: a4 at audifans.com; Brizax at aol.com
>> Subject: Re: [A4] ABS Module....
>> Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 08:48:10 -0700
>> There is no need for down time. Remove the old one and wrap the area well. 
>> You can drive the car but won't have abs. You don't have it now if the unit 
>> has gone south on you. I used MM a coupe of years ago to rebuild my son's A4 
>> and drove it for a week while MM did their job. This is also a good time to 
>> inspect your washer reservoir / washer pumps for defects. Good luck and it 
>> is a easy job to do.
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
>> To: "Scott Simmons" <indischrot at gmail.com>
>> Cc: <a4 at audifans.com>; <Brizax at aol.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7:51 AM
>> Subject: Re: [A4] ABS Module....
>>> That's what I was figuring...start with a scan.  Also saw MM
>>> mentioned on my search of the FAQ on Audiworld.  Was wondering on how
>>> I would work out down time with the car if I went that route.
>>> dp
>>> On Sep 23, 2008, at 10:14 PM, Scott Simmons wrote:
>>>> If you cannot connect to the ABS module, survey says that's a bad
>>>> module.
>>>> Also try the ECU for codes.  Defunct ABS modules will produce a
>>>> "rough road" (or something along those lines) code in the ECU's
>>>> controller memory.
>>>> I'm currently awaiting spending funds to get my module rebuilt
>>>> (hopefully within a month or so).
>>>> Most folks recommend Module Masters, and that's who I was going to
>>>> go with........ until I stumbled across BBA's eBay auction.  Unlike
>>>> MM, BBA will mail you a rebuilt unit, you install, verify it works,
>>>> then mail your old one back.  MM requires you to mail in your old
>>>> one first -- downtime of the A4.
>>>> ~Scott S.
>>>> Brizax at aol.com wrote:
>>>>> always scan first, no need to replace parts you dont need, search
>>>>> the codes you get on vwvortex or audiworld
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