ABS Light on - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 03-23-2009, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
mick883's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 484
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ABS Light on

My ABS light is on. Any idea what it could be? According to the book, I need to get it checked out. It just started on Sat. night, and only twice. It would turn off and not be on after I would restart the truck. Sunday, it would reset each time I started the truck but turn on the minute I use the brakes.

ALSO, yesterday, just once, I turn on the truck and drove for three blocks and noticed that my "Overdrive OFF" light was blinking on my shift lever. It blinked for about 4 more blocks then shut off and has not done it since.

Are the two related (maybe batteries dying causing weird things to happen)??

Any help is appreciated.


"Late" 99 F250
Crew Cab, Short Box
Straight piped (no muffler but rest of exhaust stock), 35" BFG A/T
DIY NAPA 6637 Intake
Zoodad mod (my version of it)
Leveling kit
TW Chip
NOW NEED WW b/c TW is giving me turbo surge
Future needs:
Guages
Exhaust System with Down Pipe and muffler (to help pass PA inspection)

mick883 is offline  
post #2 of 8 Old 03-23-2009, 08:42 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
szyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is the speedo acting up?

It seems it could be the VSS in the rear but that is just a guess. You should have the codes pulled

Dale

99.5 F 350 Totaled
2000 F350 Lariate
CC
SB
4x4
4" turbo back
cold air. Zoodad
Banks big head
Wicked wheel
4" BDS lift. With Bilstein's
all brought together by TW
szyd is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 03-23-2009, 08:44 AM
ADMIN AND TECH


 
SCUFFY828's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: winston salem north carolina
Posts: 9,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
most comon is the rear speed sensor in the rear end but its best to get it diagnosed correctly

SCUFFY828@POWERSTROKE.ORG
ITS STOCK
SCUFFY828 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 03-23-2009, 08:46 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Brielle, NJ
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yeah mine did the same thing and now the abs light is alwayson, when i got my codes pulled it came up as the sensor was bad. In srw trucks its on the diff so when i change my fluid i am goin to clean it(supposedly this works sometimes) it if that doesnt work i will get a new sensor

2001 F-250 4x4
Marty's Fuel
Swamp's 250/200's
Swamp's Tunes
PDR Super GTP Turbo
BTS
PMR'S
Soon to come - SRP 1.1
njjeep is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 03-23-2009, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
mick883's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 484
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
So the ABS might be a sensor on the rear diff.

Would that alos effect my overdrive flashing for 7 blocks or so?

Where can I get the codes pulled at? I REALLY DON'T LIKE MY LOCAL FORD DEALER.


"Late" 99 F250
Crew Cab, Short Box
Straight piped (no muffler but rest of exhaust stock), 35" BFG A/T
DIY NAPA 6637 Intake
Zoodad mod (my version of it)
Leveling kit
TW Chip
NOW NEED WW b/c TW is giving me turbo surge
Future needs:
Guages
Exhaust System with Down Pipe and muffler (to help pass PA inspection)

mick883 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 03-23-2009, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
mick883's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 484
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I just was told I can get my codes pulled at Advanced Auto. Is that true? Anyone done that before with a diesel?


"Late" 99 F250
Crew Cab, Short Box
Straight piped (no muffler but rest of exhaust stock), 35" BFG A/T
DIY NAPA 6637 Intake
Zoodad mod (my version of it)
Leveling kit
TW Chip
NOW NEED WW b/c TW is giving me turbo surge
Future needs:
Guages
Exhaust System with Down Pipe and muffler (to help pass PA inspection)

mick883 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 03-23-2009, 09:08 AM
ADMIN AND TECH


 
SCUFFY828's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: winston salem north carolina
Posts: 9,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by mick883 View Post
I just was told I can get my codes pulled at Advanced Auto. Is that true? Anyone done that before with a diesel?
you can try that , but if any more info is need to diag other than a code ,you will still need to take it somewhere

SCUFFY828@POWERSTROKE.ORG
ITS STOCK
SCUFFY828 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 03-23-2009, 09:30 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South Puget Sound, WA
Posts: 578
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SCUFFY828 View Post
you can try that , but if any more info is need to diag other than a code ,you will still need to take it somewhere
There are no less than 3 sensors that can go "bad" to cause your ABS light to illuminate every time you drive and stay on until you shut the truck off. Each front wheel has its own, then the rear end has one. The one on the rear end can be contaminated with metal debris from the gear oil and go out, the most common, and you can maybe clean it to save it. New ones are only like 20$.

The front ones are way harder to replace and way more expensive. A new front wheel bearing assembly comes with a new sensor so you might consider replacing the whole bearing to lower the cost of doing these jobs seperately.

I just ignore it. I have no ABS but it is not a critical system.

Only the ford system scans can tell you which sensor is out. The cost of the scan exceeds the cost of the rear end sensor so you may as well try that.

2000 F350 4wd CC SB PSD
Normal mods plus gauges and PHP chip
Lowered to F250 height
Stock tire size, looks stock.

18' 10k# equipment trailer
30' Travel Trailer 7500#
Kioti CK30 tractor
Kawasaki KLX250s Dual Sport
Highbeam is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome