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ABS sensor problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by andnyleswillriot, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Jan 13, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    andnyleswillriot

    andnyleswillriot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So for a while now I’ve had a bad rear passenger side ABS sensor. It causes the light to be on all the time but honestly I haven’t bothered to fix it since I’m not a huge fan of ABS anyway.

    The problem is now that occasionally when I turn on the truck, the ABS light does not turn on (signifying that it’s working) and when I go to brake even on a dry paved road, I get a slight grinding feel (almost like the ABS is trying to engage like it would on ice, but can’t fully). If I turn the truck off then back on it typically solves it (albeit the ABS light comes on which is fine).

    Anyone have an insight or experienced something similar. If it continues I guess I’ll finally just get the sensor replaced but those little buggers are expensive for what they are (at least for an OEM one).

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Jan 14, 2019 at 3:42 AM
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    Thad

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    Yank the fuse!
     
  3. Jan 14, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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    Which one is it? Feel like I’ve found a few different answers searching around on here
     
  4. Jan 14, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    mechanicjon

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    I believe its in the outside fuse box. The cover should say.
     
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  5. Jan 17, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    its usually bolted in place should be sumwhere around 50 amps i believe.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2019 at 10:07 AM
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    Light will still be on , if it bothers you and you dont wanna fix yank the bulb
     
  7. Feb 3, 2019 at 11:31 AM
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    My abs light been on since i bought my 1st gen. I dont have a braking issues though. Simply removing the ABS fuse completely is ok?
     
  8. Feb 3, 2019 at 7:49 PM
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    Ditto. I did.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2019 at 4:54 AM
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    That was the only way I could get it thru PA inspection was to remove the fuse. I still gotta tackle that dash bulb!
     
  10. Feb 4, 2019 at 5:47 AM
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    I live with the dash bulb warning
     
  11. Feb 4, 2019 at 8:50 AM
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    does your 04 have skid control or is that 05 and up?

    I found this interesting in the manual

    • When there is a malfunction in the contact point of the terminals or installation problems with any parts, removal and reinstallation of the suspected problem parts may return the system to the normal condition either completely or temporarily.
     

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