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ABS Light - Sensor? - Wire? Something Else?

BTR

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2000 Explore XLT 4-Door 2WD 4.0L SOHC 130,000 Miles. The ABS light on the dashboard is ON. I just finished replacing the front left and right UCAs. While doing this, I removed the ABS sensors from the steering knuckles. One sensor's face was dirty... I cleaned it before reinstalling it. The other sensor's face was clean.

How do I determine which side is triggering the ABS light? Can this be determined by reading the code/s?

Since the faces of the sensors are clean, and I made sure the sensors are installed correctly, what might be causing the ABS light?

Thanks for your help.
 
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Please check for codes and post them we can tell you a ton more
This can be one of a number of things

If you don't have a code reader
Most auto parts stores can do it for free
Be sure to ask for abs codes

Is the light flashing
 
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No, the ABS light is not flashing... it's perpetually ON. I'll run down to the auto parts store and get the code/s read... I'll report back thereafter.
 
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More than likely the side you removed from the knuckle is the problem. You shouldn't have tried to removed it if it wasn't causing you a issue. You'll know for sure after you get the ABS code scanned.
 
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The auto parts store read it. Said it's the left front (which is one of the areas I just worked on... new UCA). Now I just need to figure out if the face of the ABS sensor is messed up... or if the wire has somehow been damaged. Not sure how to figure this out.
 
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Turns out this was an easy fix (rare, but nice when they happen). While replacing the UCA, the ABS sensor wire was accidentally tugged/yanked such that its male electrical connector had become slightly pulled out of the female socket. A simple push of the connector end and it snapped into place in the female socket. ABS dashboard light went OFF. Problem solved.
 
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That connector is where you needed to disconnect it to remove the knuckle

Happy to hear you got it fixed

My wife stoped at a stop sign yesterday and the abs kicked in scared the [email protected]%t out of her
She wouldn't drive it until one looked at it
 
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