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Old 11-30-2011, 08:12 PM
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Excursion major front end issue

So the yesterday i had an ABS light come on when i got home from a 800 mile trip. I was going to take a look at things this weekend but just today i'm having a terrible crunching noise coming from the driver side front wheel and it also feels like the brakes are engaging on that wheel because the speed pulsates and it will jerk to the left. Also my braking power has greatly decreased overall. My whole braking system (pads,calipers,rotors,fluid) was changed out in August. My front wheel bearings are exactly a year old
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:58 PM
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Sounds like a wheel bearing.
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I messed up a wheel bearing (off in a ditch while wheel was pointed the other way, tweaked the bearing and seized it). Anyway, it had enough play in it and the hub around the bearing/race that it was rubbing and bent the ABS sensor on the side that got messed up, cause the ABS to engage at random times. Check bearings and the ABS sensor on that side.
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Yeah, sounds like wheel bearing. Jack up the front, grab the top and bottom of the tire and try and pull the bottom of the tire towards you. Look for any movement.

If you installed the cheaper aftermarket wheel bearings then it's probably that. You can use aftermarket bearings, but you have to use the better brands like Timken or SKS. Or use the Ford ones.
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