2008 Ford Escape ABS light

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Old 10-27-16, 07:53 AM
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2008 Ford Escape ABS light

My abs light comes on now more often when it comes on so does the traction control light. Help!
 
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Old 10-27-16, 09:03 AM
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Often a problem with a wheel sensor, but there are other possibilities. Some auto parts stores can read the ABS codes for you; the low end scanners can't read the ABS codes. Without knowing the codes you're going to be shotgunning it...
 
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Old 10-27-16, 07:58 PM
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95% of these are issues with the abs tone ring on the axle breaking. simple to see too. on the axles there is a toothed gear, the sensor reads this. simply attempt to move with screwdriver. it should not move. easy fix is to replace axle. cheeper to replace just the ring but will still require you remove axle to chill end while heating the ring and slipping it into place.
 
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Old 10-31-16, 10:11 PM
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I would agree w/ @CarbideTipped I would start w/ making sure the sensor plug is snugged & hasn't came lose & then if that is OK. Maybe there is a engine light on that would help determine why your ABS light is coming on?

Did you do any work on the wheel prior to this occurring or did this just start right out of the blue?
 
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Old 11-01-16, 01:17 AM
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Most cars today do not have tone rings, some trucks with axles still use them but car bearings use a magnetic encoded ring which are still susceptible to failure but usually that is right from the beginning.

Sensor, wire, connector are 95% of the problems, if you can get the code, great, it will confirm the signal is dropping off, but a good visual inspection for any cuts and a continuity check is needed.
 
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Old 11-03-16, 05:42 PM
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Sensor, wire, connector are 95% of the problems!
 
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