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rear abs brake light stays on. what do i do?

viane

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the rear abs brake light stays on constantly. the brakes dont lock up or anything, they work as they should. i have a 92 explorer sport. anyone know whats wrong or what i can do? thanks
 


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westcovinajoe

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This is a super common problem. I have had this.

If you want, take it to a shop that does free estimates and have them tell you the cost, probably around $500 for a new RABS valve or other part related to the anti-lock brakes. If you have no leaks and brakes work, like mine, it seems fine to me.

If you want to have it perfect though, get it replaced I guess. If you search around there are plenty of threads here on how to do this yourself if you want.

Good luck!

Joe.
 




Noved87

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put a black piece of tape over it and forget about it like i did
 




Gatorblazer

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you might find that it works better on a trail without the abs...
 




marragtop

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Try cleaning the ABS sensor located on top of the rear axle.
 




viane

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how do i clean it? do i take it off?
 




lbrowne

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"rear" abs light? wtf?
 








lbrowne

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I only have an ABS light on my dash, not sure how that is a Rear ABS light unless both my 93 Explorers were missing a rear ABS light....
 




viane

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mine is a stick shift . im not sure if that has anything to do with it. im not to familiar with ford. i really dont like them but i got the explorer for free. so im gonna keep it. i just wanna know basically what is casuing the light to go off and if it was something that needed to be fixed.
 




viane

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the light says rear antilock
 




snoborder42

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91 and 92 Ex's have rear abs only. 93 and later have 4 wheel abs. Therefore explaining why it says rear abs and not abs.
 




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