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mvendl
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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.

--mark

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SteveLaRiviere
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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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MLariviere
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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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