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Old 01-30-2012, 03:25 PM
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Lose sensor found after getting balljoints, shocks, and steering replaced?

Alright, well my dad picked up my truck from the shop today (since I was at work), and when I got home I took it out for a test drive. Basically, they replaced the lower and upper balljoints, the front shocks, and some steering components. Everything was in dire need of replacement and I couldn't go over 40 mph or my truck would start shaking like crazy, also the steering was very lose and had alot of play.

Those problems are resolved now but I crawled under my truck to inspect everything when I got home and I noticed two things. One was a lose two wire harness that seems to plug into a sensor of some sort. It was hanging on the top of the passengers side front wheel well behind and over the wheel. Then again, it might just be one of the harnesses that connects to the 4x4 that I don't have.

And the second thing was there is some sort of thin metal plate that is behind the front passenger's side rotor and it was bent up and broken. I don't know if this was like that before but I hadn't noticed it before. And it's weird because I've carefully inspected that area due to some chaffing that was occurring with the ABS harness not too long ago.

Well, here is a pic of the plug and harness, I'll try to get one of the plate tomorrow. And any help is great appreciated.

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Old 01-30-2012, 03:29 PM
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I'd think ABS sensor.
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I'd think ABS sensor.
Is your ABS light on?
Looks just like it. If so, I'd take it back and tell them to hook it back up, because you have to remove the hub assembly to get to the sensor.
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That looks like it's the truck side of the ABS sensor. There should be another half of that, going to the front hub....

Did they replace the wheel bearings while they were at it?

Does your truck have 4 wheel ABS?
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I also agree. The wire should be coming out of the wheel hub. Most likely where that plate u said is broken, unless they installed ones without the abs sensor. U should check the drivers side and def. take it back.
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That's just a generic plug Ford uses, but the only thing in that are is the ABS sensor and lead wire and plug. It's about a foot and a half long. It bolts into the back side of the hub assembly.
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Went out and snapped some quick pics.

Here is where the cable comes from the hub


That follows up along the brake line and plugs in here


You can see the push pin sticking thru the fender cover by my hand. The plug is on the backside.
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Went out and snapped some quick pics.

Here is where the cable comes from the hub


That follows up along the brake line and plugs in here


You can see the push pin sticking thru the fender cover by my hand. The plug is on the backside.
Spot on! Agreed!
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:22 PM
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Yeah, my ABS light turned on earlier this year. Hadn't checked it in a few months but last time I was at the dealership they told me I most likely needed to replace the ABS sensor on that side. Thanks for all the pics and help. I'll check it out tomorrow and let you know if that was it.
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Also, I'm pretty sure this is the plate I was talking about. Mine is broken and bent up.

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