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ABS light staying on

So i parked the truck at the g/fs went out. Came back went to leave lights on.

I havent checked the fuses yet but from searching the forum, most say the dash lights dont work etc, my dash lights all work, brakes fine. but the light is staying on. I am runing stoptech rotors/axxis pads, i was told by someone on here that the rotors have caused abs issues. Wondering if anyone has found a solution to that? Any other possible ideas or what to check beyond the sensors/fuses?


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I am not sure if low brake fluid in your reservoir would set off a code?
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low brake fluid? dude no.
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just disconnect the battery for like 5 minutes then hook it back up. if the light is still on after that then you should look into it but if it doesn't come back i wouldn't worry about it
mine comes on sometimes after wheeling and i do that and its gone and my brakes work fine abs works fine i have tested it in the rain and it works properly
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yea...truck hasnt been off road recently. Theres something up, it wasnt on when i drove to her house and i started it when i was leaving and its on...usually turning off the vehicle then turning it back on it goes away..this however its still on...so its something im gonna worry about.
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low brake fluid? dude no.
Cool man just trying to help

Last time I had low brake fluid and had to replace a leaking wheel cylinder. I got both the abs light and brake light.......

Next time ill keep my suggestions for a member who is not as big of an ***
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It could be a problem with low fluid. Usually anytime there is a fault in the system both lights come on. This fault could be low fluid. Check your fuses too. Your dash lights will come on if that fuse is blown.

Check the obvious and cheap before going any further. Checking the fluid level and fuse....cheap and obvious.
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fluid level is fine, wheel cylinders were already replaced, i was seeing if there was something else beyond the obvious.
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If it dosent subside you can take it to a shop and they have a special code reader for the ABS light
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yea i know they do, i used to work at several shops- i just dont want to pay the 80 bucks for them to scan it and tell me what sensor is bad.

Its not the fuses or the brake fluid level, its a sensor-i have a feeling its my pass side front one. but we'll see when i take it to a shop.
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dont know if itd be the same prob with yours, but ford had a safety recall on the speed control on my truck. they unpluged my cruise control and my ABS light would always come on
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if your talking about the fused wiring harness that gets pluged in under the hood thats already been fixed. I think its a blown sensor, or my stoptech rotors are giving me problems..
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^^ yea thats what they put in my truck and i havent seen the ABS light since
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yea mines been done for a year now i think? i never had a problem before, we'll see ive been doing alot of landscaping lately so its a possiblity that its just dirt idk.
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The one in my dads truck came on and it ended up being the sensor thing that is in the rear diff. Metal shaving are attracked to the sensor thing since it is magnetic. It make the ABS light come on. Pulled the plug and cleaned it. ABS light turned off.
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Hmm ill have to check that out..im fully loaded at the moment so tom morning ill check it maybe itll just be something like that. Hopefully.
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I hope its something like that cause it is like a 10 minute fix and its free. Probably not that lucky though.
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hey man i have a similar problem, i am using powerslot rotors and the abs came on as soon as i put them on. if i find anything out about it ill let you know
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might be your wheel bearing/hub assembly. The speed sensor located in the wheel bearing has gone bad. Just get the code for which side it is and replace that one. I had this problem last winter. I replaced both wheel bearings at the same time and I havent had a problem since.
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well i pulled all the sensors today and cleaned them, light is still on. The front abs sensors have been replaced before i noticed. Guess ill have to fork out the cash for which side is bad and replace it. what a pita.
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Which tone rings are you using?
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im live axle..i dont have manual hubs.
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bump, i found a guy on another forum that will scan my abs and give me the codes. 20bucks instead of 90 from ford. And hes willing to hook me up on parts. Ive gotta say ive met some really nice people through these forums. Esp ranger owners
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just disconnect the battery for like 5 minutes then hook it back up. if the light is still on after that then you should look into it but if it doesn't come back i wouldn't worry about it
mine comes on sometimes after wheeling and i do that and its gone and my brakes work fine abs works fine i have tested it in the rain and it works properly
this is wat i was searching for!!
My problem is also solved...thx alot
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