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post #1 of 22 Old 08-23-2011, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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ABS light on

My abs light has been on for a few days now. it was coming on and off for the past month or so. Any ideas on what to check. the brake fluid is full. I think one other time i had this problem and it was a sensor on the rear diff that need cleaning.
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I am only speaking from an experience with my f150. I cleaned the speed sensor in the differential and had no luck. I put about 40,000 on it with the abs light on. Then i finally just replaced the sensor and also cleaned the sensors on both of the front wheels. Now im not sure which one fixed it but it was fixed after that. I was also curious if power braking could cause this issue as it came on shortly after i was messing around doing some burnouts. Either way i quit with the burn outs after i replaced the sensor.haha



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thanks, I will check the same things as soon as i get some free time.
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Ok, I cleaned the connection to the rear sensor and it didnt help. I also pulled the sensor out, but it looked clean. Light is still on. Should I replace rear sensor or look towards front sensors.?

WIll the ABS light allow a code to be pulled that will point me in the right direction?
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Did you check the front wheel speed sensors? I would pull them and clean them before i bought the rear sensor. I dont remember how much the rear one is. Clean the front sensors and disconnect the batt for a few mins. If this doesnt help i would try to get it on a scanner. I dont know if autozone or advance or any other auto chains can check the abs system. I think i tried when i was having issues and they couldnt help. I just replaced the rear sensor and it happened to fix the problem, but as i said earlier my light came on shortly after some horsing around, and it was on a f150.
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Cycle the key about three times. Does some sort of reset in the computer. Cleared mine and has never came back.

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Oreillys can check k it. Mine is the pass side front. I think the ac dripping on the connector is causing mine
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when cleaning the sensors, are you cleaning the actual sensor or the connection? I checked the front passenger and cleaned teh connection but no luck so far.

Oreillys is a little bit of a drive, but i will call and check to see if they can check the sensor for me. thanks for the suggestion!
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Can you raise the truck and check the wheel bearings. In my recent past on our Explorer and F-150 I found that bad wheel bearings have been the cause of this problem.
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yes, i will go ahead and try to lift up the truck and check front wheels bearings
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