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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-25-2010 Thread Starter
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2003 Mustang GT ABS Light Coming on After Brake Pad Change.

I have a 2003 Gt and I recently changed my brake pads, every since the abs light randomley comes on, which causes the traction control to turn off. Is it a case of a dirty sensor or is it something more serious? Any ideas?


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Welcome to AFM! What model and year Mustang is it? Let us know and we can direct you to a forum section here that can help with your problem.



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Have you started with the simple things like disconnecting the battery to reset the computer? My first thoughts always go to the simple solutions first. Let's move you to the 4.6 Tech section and see if the gurus there have some answers for you.
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I don't think it has anything to do with the actual pads. My brake pads fell out when I was taking the calipers off recently, but I didn't get any kind of light after I put them back together. I think maybe you messed up the sensor somehow. Make sure all the wires and stuff are still connected to everything. Or like Snackmaster said, disconnect the battery to see if it resets everything.

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There is noting to reset by disconntecting the battery in this case. Sounds like you might have loosed one of the sensors or reluctor rings (spelling) while doing the brake job. Also you might have knocked the sensor out of allignment with the ring.

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Best initial guess is that you dislocated the abs wheel sensor, make sure it is clean and oriented properly, and do the same for the crenelated ring on the spindle.

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thanks everyone

I'm going to try the things ya'll mentioned, I'll let you know how it goes.
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