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ABS tone ring replacement - who did it himself ?

Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by Explorer_PL, August 2, 2011.

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      Explorer_PL Elite Explorer

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      Ok, so I found that my ABS/Traction light is most likely caused by cracked ABS ring. I went under the car again, rotated the rear tires, and the right rear ring is cracked about 1/8 of an inch, and you can see it.

      So I got the ring from the dealer for $ 25, and I guess I'll be busy this weekend. I know how to get to it since I already replaced the rear bearing, so I know how to get everything off: brakes, knuckle and so on. Once I have the axle hanging from the pumpkin, do I need to pull it out ? Also, how do you slide the new ring on ? And how do you know how far ? I read that someone actualy put the ring in the oven, heated it up so it expanded and then slid it on the axle - not bad idea.
       
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      You will need to clean any rust from the axle and heat the tone ring to install. I have used a small propane torch but a portable hot plate works best
       

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