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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008 Thread Starter
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ABS light on 01 GT

Recently the ABS light and traction control light came on on my wife's 01 GT. i'm not sure why. i thought maybe the brakes were getting bad so i changed them and bled the system. but it still comes on. not right away but usually after driving for a few minutes. and i do feel a difference in the pedal so i dont believe its just the light. i called the dealership and they want to charge like 60 bucks just to look at it so i was trying to get some ideas before i have to go that route. they did say it could be the sensor on the rear axle and thats why both lights are coming on. but if anybody has any ideas i would greatly appreciate it. thanks.

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I would also suggest a failing sensor.

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I would let the dealer fix it as ABS sensors are $70.00 each and you could end-up spending more of your own money vs having the dealer fix it right the 1st time....
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ABS sensor lights

Hey, mine is on also and I had a buddy check it with his computer and it was showing one of my sensors was fouling out on me and when I jumped on it and actually made the light come on it disconnected with his computer and he told me that it was probably the ABS pump. He said that is where he would start. I have a warranty on it still so I just need to send it in and have Ford fix the problem. ALSO, when the ABS light comes on, the traction control gets turned off so you don't have traction control or ABS... so don't stop too fast in the rain, made that mistake too and was sliding. Luckily I didn't hit anyone. Hoe it helps, that is where I am right now
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I would listen to Randy...ya they might charge you 60.00 to find out what is wrong...but atleast you will know what to replace...because they have all the proper equipment to tell ya what is up...my advice is pay 60 to the dealer to tell ya what is up...then just replace what ever is wrong your self...it will be way cheaper this route...instead of just throwing parts at it...as abs parts are not cheap...you will save your self in the long run this way!!
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thanks guys. i'm gonna end up taking it to the dealer.
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I have the pin locations and sensor resistance values for the abs system. If you have a multimeter its pretty easy to check the sensors yourself. Let me know if you want to save a couple hundred dollars and check it yourself.

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Dont always assume the dealer will actually fix the problem correct the first time!
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true... my friend has an 06 Focus ZX4 and he's taken it to the dealership twice about his power steering pump, and he's got to back again for the same problem!!! I perfer to do all the work to my car, unless it's electrical, then I have to bite the bullet and let the dealership take over...

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