Might be of interest to those who do their own car DIY.
We run, as a second car, an elderly Volvo 850 estate and apart from
being quite old (1996) she still runs fine and is quite adequate for
what we need.
However the MOT test the other day threw up that the ABS light wasn't
behaving quite as it ought and the TRACS system wasn't quite what it
should be either, and a diagnostic test showed the ABS controller was
reporting that the hydraulic pump was U/S apart from other misc faults.
Much shaking of heads at the small local garage and lots of whistling
thru the teeth that its going to cost yer a small fortune as a new one
at the Volvo dealer will be a lot more then what the cars ever worth, so
off to the scrap heap for the 850 :-(.
Thats until a web search threw up,
Unit returned for testing and as they expected found to be faulty with
all the usual faults they have. Kept informed by several texts of the
progress and unit very quickly returned with a bill for £145 plus VAT.
Refitted unit, cured the problem completely and car now back in service
and should be OK for sometime yet.
Seems this is the new way that older cars die off now with "electronic
problems" this one still mechanically fine at 150K miles not bit a bit
of rust anywhere, so good result all around.
No connection apart from being a very satisfied customer etc:)...