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From: Lowell, IN, USA
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 05-15-2002 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mvendl   Click Here to Email mvendl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How Ya'll doin? I've got a bit of a problem... well, its not a problem yet but it could develop into one.

I started up my truck ('97 Ranger, 4.0L 2WD)this evening to leave from work and noticed that the ABS light came on and stayed on. This is not good as I paged through the manual to page 10... it states if the light comes on, see someone to fix it soon. Well, I feel that I'm a pretty fair mechanic, but when it comes to ABS I'm not so sure.

I'm not sure what caused this, but we did have a ton of rain last weekend and I had to drive through alot of deep water (well, not that deep but a few inches below the floorboards).

In any case, anyone have any suggestions? I just turned over 75k 2 weeks ago and that is way too soon for any scheduled work on the ABS system...

Sorry for the longwinded message, if anyone has any ideas, I'd appreciate it.


'66 Mustang Coupe
'97 Ranger XLT extended cab
'96 GMC Jimmy 4X4 (the wife's)

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posted 05-15-2002 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At least check out the wheel sensors for debris or loose/dirty/corroded plug-ins.

Never had the misfortune to work on a ABS system, myself. Sorry.


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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
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posted 05-16-2002 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You may have stirred some brake dust in the drums when you went through the water. That could have affected the inductive pickups in there.

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