2004 Ford Taurus SES
ABS indicator light, parking brake light and trip computer error "Check Brake System" all illuminated.
(Two days after having O2 sensors and spark plugs replaced at dealer).
Took it back and they diagnosed it as "bad ABS module" code B1342. Needs to be replaced, quote - $1,600 vs. this. (they stated it has nothing to do with the work just performed).
Being mechanically handy (replaced spark plugs, fuel filters - basic stuff) I'm interested in doing this one myself because the quote seems ridiculous.
- How complex is it to replace the ABS module ?
- How safety critical is this replacement?
- What is the risk level of a bad installment - meaning installation success is binary (either it works or doesn't) or many different things to get installed correctly, could leading to failure of the brake system ?
- or is this under the category "don't mess with the brakes unless your a professional mechanic"?
- Separate mechanic said no option for part, only the $1,100 Ford part?
- Is there something that can be physically fixed on the existing module?