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Autotech Sponsor Focus: ACTRONICS

By autotech-nath on March 16, 2024

ACTRONICS offers cost-effective solutions for electronic components through the process of remanufacturing. Not only is this cheaper than fixing or ordering new parts, but it also promotes sustainability in the industry by reducing the use of brand-new parts.

Our founder’s beginnings

In 2004, Leon Kleine Staarman was thinking about how the electrical components in cars are fixed, or more often, completely replaced. Not only did he find this process wasteful in terms of cost for the customer and the environment, but it also wasn’t leading to better performing and more reliable parts.

Leon thought it would be possible to do more than fix the broken components or throw the entire part out. That’s when Leon started ACTRONICS and began working with the idea of remanufacturing and introducing more performance and resilience into faulty components. Nearly 20 years later, Leon is an authoritative voice in the world of remanufacturing, and ACTRONICS is one of the world’s largest remanufacturers.

Professional and sustainable solutions

Our UK Colchester facility’s staff work daily on testing and remanufacturing ECU’s, ABS’s, ACC’s, body control units, instrument clusters, throttle bodies, and much more.

At ACTRONICS, our aim is to increase the lifespan of the product and deliver superior quality to the original product. All our solutions come with a two-year warranty.

In a world with increasing demand for sustainable applications by consumers, legislators, regulators and the industry, ACTRONICS’ remanufacturing technique reduces the demand for brand new components by reusing defective components.

Consumers were typically used to having electrical components replaced entirely. ACTRONICS has not only given those defective electronic components a new lease of life through remanufacturing but has saved customers’ money by not having to order and fit brand new electrical components.

Here, we provide insights into faults caused by the ATE MK100 ABS module.

Ford ABS Remanufacture

Solution For Ford Error Code U3000 – Control Module

At ACTRONICS, we understand the complexity of this fault and provide an effective remanufacturing solution for the ATE MK100 ABS module that is often responsible for this fault.

What does this error code mean?

The OBD II Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) U3000 indicates a malfunction in a control module that can occur in various Ford models.

In which car is error code U3000 often diagnosed?

The error code and the associated problem as we describe can be diagnosed from almost all Ford models introduced from 2015, the year that the ATE MK100 ABS module was applied. We see the U3000 error code most often in the Ford C-Max, Edge, Fiesta & Focus.

The symptoms DTC U3000

The U3000 fault code is usually identified by the illumination of various warning lights, such as the ABS light, the brake light, and the traction control (TCS) light. On models equipped with Hill Start Assist, this indicator light may also illuminate.

Our advice

Usually, this malfunction is caused by internal problems in the ATE MK100 ABS module with ESP function and a 46-pin plug. ACTRONICS offers an efficient and effective remanufacturing solution to this problem. Simply log in or create an account on our website, start your repair order and send the ABS module to us. We always do our best to return the part within two days. We remanufacture the original part from the car,

so coding is not normally necessary. With a 2-year warranty and significant cost savings compared to the new price (approximately 80%), we encourage sustainable reuse. If you have any questions about this U3000 error code, you can always contact our product specialists.

Problems with Locking/Binding Brakes

Locking or binding brakes is a common problem on Ford Fiesta, B-Max, C-Max and Transit models, often caused by a faulty ATE MK100 ABS system. Here, we provide insight into how to effectively diagnose and fix this problem.

Description of the problem

Locking or binding brakes refers to a situation where the brake pads remain in contact with the brake discs even after the brake pedal is released. This problem poses significant safety risks and can lead to accelerated wear of brake components. The root cause is often related to the ATE MK100 ABS system, which requires targeted troubleshooting and repair. There are several possible causes for this problem.

Defective ABS sensor

A malfunctioning wheel speed sensor can send inaccurate signals to the ABS module, resulting in incorrect brake activation. Always check the ABS sensors for damage, misalignment or loose connections. Use diagnostic equipment to monitor sensor data and ensure accurate readings.

Problems with brake fluid pressure cause an error in the ABS module

A malfunctioning brake master cylinder or uneven distribution of brake fluid pressure can also cause the brakes to lock, lock or bind. As a result, the pressure does not release quickly enough. So, in addition to the brake master cylinder, thoroughly examine the hydraulic system for clogged/ restricted brake lines, faulty valves, or damaged seals. The ABS receives brake fluid through the brake lines which leads into the plugs in the hydraulic section. Once this is no longer the case, this can result in brake locking/binding problems. One of the main solutions for locking brakes on Ford Fiesta, B-Max, C-Max and Transit models is to have the ATE MK100 ABS system remanufactured. Automotive technicians can rely on ACTRONICS for this service, which offers several benefits.

Our team of experienced technicians has in-depth knowledge and experience in remanufacturing and repairing ABS units. We follow an extensive testing and quality control process to ensure that the remanufactured ABS systems meet or exceed OEM specifications. This means that you can offer your customers a reliable, sustainable and high-quality solution for a fraction of the new price.

Update: Brake pressure problems caused by a faulty ATE MK100 ABS module are also becoming more and more common in the BMW 1 series F20/F21, BMW 3 series F30 / G20, Volkswagen Caddy III facelift/Caddy IV and Volkswagen Golf VII.

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