Ford Windstar 1999-2003

Description & Operation


The 4-Wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) is an electronically operated, all wheel brake control system. Major components include the master cylinder, vacuum power brake booster, ABS Control Module, Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) and various control sensors and switches.

The brake system is a two channel design. The primary circuit (rear) feeds the RH front and LH rear brakes. The secondary circuit (front) feeds the LH front and RH rear brakes.

The system is designed to retard wheel lockup during periods of high wheel slip when braking. Retarding wheel lockup is accomplished by modulating fluid pressure to the wheel brake units.

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Fig. Anti-lock brake system schematic