ABS warning light and trailer brakes quit working - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes Here's where you can post all your topics and questions about wheels, tires and brakes.
Sponsored by Discount Tire

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 05-27-2011, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
tom anderson's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Poulsbo WA
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to tom anderson
ABS warning light and trailer brakes quit working

Got a phone call from my kid with a new problem on his 06 F-350. While towing the trailer to Oregon the ABS light came on and the trailer brake control quit applying the trailer brakes. He can manually apply the trailer brakes utilizing the slide bar but otherwise they do not work. Any ideas as to what the problem could be?

Last edited by tom anderson; 05-27-2011 at 08:13 PM. Reason: spelling correction
tom anderson is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 05-30-2011, 07:10 AM
Premium Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
ABS light is normally always a sensor, why it's causing the trailer brake malfunction is beyond me. There are three ABS sensors, you'll need to find someone with a good scan tool like an Autoenginuity to read the code and determine what is causing the light(Autozone, pepboys, or any of these type places CAN'T do it.) ABS systems run a diagnostic every so many minutes, so as long as the light is on something is wrong. There is a senor on the front two hubs and one on the rear diff.
carolinaboy02powerstroke is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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