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Old 11-23-2013, 02:05 PM
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ABS light on after ball joint job.

So today I replaced the ball joints on the passenger side of my truck. Driver side was done years ago. Truck drives like new again but the ABS light is on. I disconnected the ABS from the knuckle when I did the ball joints. What gives?????
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This has to have something to do with installation or removal of the abs sensor I would think. Has anyone dealt with this???
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Bump.........
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:46 AM
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I don't now what your waiting to hear?
you never verified if you double checked the connections by pulling them apart and looking at the ends / reinstalling

thats all you can check without a meter / you can clear the light and see if it returns otherwise it should go off after you fix the issue ( might take a few key cycles to clear )

I can't see the actual sensor being the issue since you didn't disturb it but you can buy the whole deal pig tail and sensor


any chance you pulled the wires to tight before disconnecting ?

truck looks good with the tire /lift ratio

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I did in fact disturb the sensor. I disconnected it from the knuckle. I checked all the plugs. This morning I disconnected both neg battery terminals to see if it would reset but it didn't. I will try cycling the key a few times.
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for the complement.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:05 AM
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Cycled the key several times and started the truck....still have the abs light. Checked all the connections even tho I didn't take them apart to begin with....all pins look correct. New calipers, rotors, and pads as of about 6 months ago.
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Fixed. Apparently when I removed the sensor from the knuckle the end came off. I figured it out when I looked at a replacement sensor at a shop. Took the tire and rotor off, with several tools I finally fished the broken piece from inside the knuckle, and installed the new one. All fixed. ABS light now off.
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