I replaced the wheel hub assembly on my 2003 windstar and I had to remove the ABS sensor. When I put it back together, the ABS light stays on and the Trac Control light also stays on. I think the sensor actually pulled out of the metal cap that is inside the hub mount. When removing the sensor, should the metal piece that is inside the hub mounting bracket come out? When I removed the sensor I could actually see the copper coil that is part of the sensor.
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Something is wrong with the Braking-Traction Control of the vehicle. Your sensor is probably broken. You to need have diagnosed which sensor.
Someties this is damaged when lower assembly and replaced. Take it to a
professional for diagnosis and repair.
There is a problem with the ABS, (Anti-Lock Brakes). You still have
normal braking but your ABS may or may not work properly.
Each wheel has a sensor mounted near the brake discs in the front and
drums in the rear. You can see them without even removing the wheels.
Look on the inside of the wheels kind of near the ball joint and you
will see a small electrical cable. This cable goes to the sensor.
are they still on ?
can you turn off your trac light ?
usaly an ABS light and engine light come on when a wheel speed sensor is falty. you can fiz this your self. message me if you want to do this your self.
Prior to the brakes being replaced you more than likely had metal to metal contact which can throw metal shavings on the ABS wheel sensors. This metal shavings stick to the road grime on the wheel sensors showing the ABS computer a false reading making the ABS light come on. On Ford Windstars, the ABS light and the traction control light are on the same circuit. A simple (and cheap) fix is to pull the ABS wheel sensors and clean them with brake cleaner or throttle body cleaner. Make sure you dry them well and reinstall. On the Windstar there is one bold holding the sensors to the back of the wheels. I recommend you spray some WD40 on the bold and wait about 10 minutes before removing.
If this doesn't fix the ABS light and brakes, you can have the ABS system diagnosed at a shop for about an hour labor. (Usally about $100)
I have fixed many of these type of problems just by cleaning the ABS wheel sensors. Good luck.