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ABS Light Randomly On

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Drunknsloth, May 13, 2012.

  1. May 13, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth [OP] Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    For the past couple days my ABS Light on the dash will randomly come on. Even when I haven't braked hard or gone over anything remotely slippery. Then when I turn off the truck and turn it back on the light will go off. Then after a few days of driving it comes back on while I'm driving around again.

    Is there any way to diagnosis this and figure out what the problem is? :confused::confused::confused:

    Thank you
     
  2. May 13, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    Any chance it has to do with that recall they sent out a while ago for the airbag light? It doesn't feel like anything changed when the light goes on. I check the lower ends of the ABS wires and they all look fine.
     
  3. May 13, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Any time this has happened in my neck of the woods, its been a dirty wheel speed sensor. Disconnect it, and wipe it clean, and re instal. That should do it.
     
  4. May 13, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    I haven't done the ABS Kill Switch yet...

    Thanks man!

    Is it this piece?
    [​IMG]

    Do I just disconnect the electrical connection, or do I have to unbolt it and clean it off?

    By cleaning it off do you just mean using water and a towel? Or do you have to use a special compound?
     
  5. May 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    Un bolt it. Use an Electronic Contact cleaner, and a lint free cloth.
     
  6. May 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    I would be cleaning the yellow edge on the left in the picture right? And would a microfiber towel work?
     
  7. May 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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    Yeah, when you remove it, you will see shit built up inbetween it, and the sensor ring it sits above in its mount. I havent tried a microfiber towel.
     
  8. May 14, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    Mine did this after I installed my front 5100s. Apparently, I stretched the ABS sensor wire enough to break a wire inside. Every once in a while it would lose its connection and the light would come on and then it would go off. I ended up having to rebuild the sensor wire by splicing in new wire. Cleaning your sensor might fix it, but it might be the wire.
     
  9. May 14, 2012 at 7:03 AM
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    In the front there two more connectors on little bit below The fuse block and the other below the intake and for me the one right below the fuse. Block was the culprit I take a pic right now.
     
  10. May 14, 2012 at 7:13 AM
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    first pic below intake tube [​IMG]
    Second pic this one you can see I had to take it off the mount it was on so I could let it stretch or you can Bend it but this one was the one I had probs with[​IMG]
     
  11. Aug 5, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    Mine hasn't come back on and I havent done anything to it
     
  12. Aug 5, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    Drunknsloth [OP] Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    Exactly :D
     
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