Peugeot 405

1987-1997 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Peugeot 405
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Lubrication systems, coolings
+ 6. System of release
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Power shafts
+ 10. Steering
+ 11. Suspension brackets
- 12. Brake system
   12.1. Technical characteristic
   12.2. Pumping of the hydraulic brake system
   12.3. Replacement of front brake shoes
   12.4. Brake pipelines and hoses
   12.5. Replacement of back brake shoes on disk brakes
   12.6. Replacement of back brake shoes on drum brakes
   12.7. Forward brake disk
   12.8. Back brake disk
   12.9. Back brake drum
   12:10. Support of a forward brake
   12:11. Support of a back wheel
   12:12. Back brake cylinder
   12:13. Main brake cylinder
   12:14. Brake pedal
   12:15. Vacuum amplifier of brakes
   12:16. Unilateral valve of the vacuum amplifier of brakes
   12:17. Adjustment of the emergency brake
   12:18. Lever of the emergency brake
   12:19. Cable of the emergency brake
   12:20. Switch of a control lamp of turning on of the emergency brake
   12:21. The valve of adjustment of pressure in the brake system
   12:22. Stoplight switch
   12:23. Anti-blocking system (ABS)
   12:24. Replacement of the sensor of a wheel
   12:25. Removal of air from the brake system
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Electric equipment


12:23. Anti-blocking system (ABS)


Anti-blocking system of brakes (Bendix ABS)

1 – the electronic operating module,
2 – hydraulic knot,
3 – pump knot with the electric drive,
4 – sensors of forward wheels,
5 – sensors of back wheels

Function chart of Bendix ABS

1 – pump knot with the electric drive,
2 – sensor of 16,0 MPas,
3 – sensor of 18,0 MPas,
4 – sensor of 9,0 MPas,
5 – the electronic operating module,
6 – pressure accumulator,
7 – pressure transmitters,
8 – sensors,
9 – hydraulic knot,
10 – cogwheels,
11 – alarm bulb,
12 – control socket (M897),
А/Е – electrically the operated inlet-final valves,
F – brakes,
R – tank of brake fluid

Principle of work

During intensive braking the wheel can slide on a surface. District speed of a wheel in this case is less than the speed of the car.

Sliding minimum (0%) when the wheel slides freely, and maximum (100%) when the wheel is blocked. Efficiency of braking the greatest when the coefficient of sliding makes 15% that allows to keep good stability and controllability of the car.

The role of ABS consists in restriction of pressure in the brake system so that value of coefficient of sliding was approximately equally recommended.

Action of this system has to be immediate and independent for each wheel. The system has to react to each change of a paving and load of the car immediately.


ABS consists of electronic and hydraulic elements. The following parts are its part.

The hydraulic knot placed on the place of the classical main brake cylinder which has two transmitters of pressure feeding two independent contours of "X" system and six electronically the operated valves of modulation of pressure. Four of them receive the electric signals sent by the operating module and modulate pressure in a brake contour. Two other valves protect from sudden changes of pressure in forward brakes so that not to worsen characteristics of the car.

Four sensors (on one on each wheel) which send data on the instantaneous velocity of each wheel to the operating module.

The electronic operating module (placed on a wall of a forward left wing) which on the basis of data from sensors operates electric valves of hydraulic knot. This module is equipped with also autodiagnostic adaptation which informs the driver on malfunction emergence.

Pump knot with the electric drive which creates necessary pressure in the brake system.

Three various ABS types can be applied depending on car model.


This system was installed on some models till 1993 as the standard equipment. The system is adapted instead of usual system, action of a brake pedal is transferred to the block of hydraulic management which is replaced by the main brake cylinder and the vacuum amplifier in the ordinary brake system.

The system works with very high pressure, usually from 158 to 183 bars which is created by the electric pump installed on the modulator.

The system will continue to work even if the sensor installed on a car wheel failed. In case of the general breakage the control unit will return system to usual braking.


The Bendix system from additional ABS is installed on some models, ABS is adapted in addition to usual elements of the brake system.

The system uses pressure created by the ordinary main brake cylinder and the vacuum amplifier.

The system will continue to work in the mode of usual braking in case of ABS breakage.


The Bosch 2E system from additional ABS is installed on some models since 1993 and Bendix from additional ABS is similar.


If one of sensors registers the beginning of blocking of a wheel, then the operating module influences the corresponding electric valve which is closed and thanks to it keeps the necessary pressure of braking (for this wheel).

If after all there comes full blocking of a wheel, then the electric valve connects the corresponding brake to a compensation tank and pressure sharply falls. The wheel starts over again rotating. It causes change of a condition of the electric valve thanks to what there is a growth of pressure again. This cycle is expedited very much (several times in a second), and all process lasts or to a car stop, or before weakening of pressing a pedal.


ABS is supplied connected with autodiagnostics device operating the module which in case of malfunction of an electronic part of system causes fire of a control bulb on a combination of devices. This bulb does not indicate a malfunction source. It is necessary to apply the following method to exact definition of a cause of defect.

1. Between the tip designated by a M897 symbol, and weight to connect the switch.
2. To include ignition and to close the switch for 3 seconds. The control bulb on an instrument guard will light up.
3. To open the switch. The control bulb will light up once that corresponds to figure 1 among tens. Then the bulb dies away for 1,5 seconds and twice lights up that corresponds to figure 2 among units.
4. This signal should be interpreted as figure 12 which is code designation of the beginning of the test.

Search of causes of defect

Code designation of malfunction is number 51.

1. To close the switch for 3 seconds, the control bulb has to light up.
2. At the opened switch the control bulb lights up, for example, 5 times that corresponds to figure 5 among tens. The bulb dies away again for 1,5 seconds and once lights up (figure 1 among units).

Malfunction code
Faulty element
Check subject
Hydraulic device
Level of brake fluid
Hydraulic pressure
Control of the hydraulic device
Contour of an alarm bulb of ABS
The site of an electric chain between an alarm bulb of ABS and a safety lock
Sensor of a back left wheel
The signal going from the sensor

Sensor resistance

The site of an electric chain between the sensor and the electronic module
Sensor of a forward right wheel
Sensor of a back right wheel
Sensor of a forward left wheel
Electrically the operated valve forward right
Functioning electrically the operated valve

Resistance electrically the operated valve

The site of an electric chain between electrically the operated valve and the electronic module
Electrically the operated valve (restriction) forward right
Electrically the operated valve forward left
Electrically the operated valve (restriction) forward left
Electrically the operated valve back right
Electrically the operated valve back left

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