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Car Jumps, Lack of Power & Complete Power Cut Out

ABS & Tracking Lights on, car consistantly jumps and also has a tendancy to cut out. Have had many visits to the garage, but the problem still persists. I have had both front & back brakes replaced, fixed brake disks, alternator belt, tensioner, water pump, water tank, serviced....however, the problem still persist. Short of selling off the car, as its costing a small fortune to "fix"....what do you suggest?

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Have you tried reading the trouble codes stored in the computer? That's always the FIRST step

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SOURCE: abs and brake lights on on dash

I have the same issue, mostly when I turn the van on, the emr. brake light is on, then later the abs light comes on, my brakes work fine too..no squeking or anything...wierd, i was gonna take it to Ford and let them look at it, but a nothing issue will cost 500 bucks real quick, neway its mostly just annoying.

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SOURCE: '98 Windstar ABS and traction control lights after getting brakes done

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.

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SOURCE: Engine jumps while stopped. RPMs

Hey there, as far as yuor truck is concerned, you may need to check your throttle position sensor, if your truck is equipped with one, it may be bad and that would make your RPM jump and decrease dramatically....

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check the wear plate on the bottom and also check the front roller for being out of round is where I would start. Let me know if doesnt help

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hello,have you tryed cleaning the bottom of your mouse any dirt of debre can cause a bad mouse curse movement also have you checked to make sure you have updated drivers for your logitech devises ?

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My 2002 Altima Sometime the ABS kick in even though in a nice sunny dry road condition, sometime jerking when driving (doesn't matter high or low speed), sometime ABS. Tracking Control and Slip lights all on at the same time.

I did a lots of research over the internet, not much firm solution I can find. A lot of tech suggest the ABS sensor, MAF sensor, Spark plugs and/ or wires, Fuel injectors, Cad converter, etc. but no one know what is the exact problem is because it only happened intermittently.

But if I unplugged one of the ABS sensor, the ABS system will disable, the ABS. Tracking Control and Slip lights will all turn on, but the car have no more jerking and ABS kick in problem. So it will not be the MAF sensor, Spark plugs and/ or wires, Fuel injectors, Cad converter, etc.

To diagnostics and replaced a ABS sensor are very expensive, especially everyone said, when removed the sensor, 99% of the time the blot will break, it need a lots of time to get the remaining bolt back out, that is one of the reason which causing the repair cost so expensive, take up to $300 to 400 to change one sensor.

I am going to show you how to replace both sensor in a very cheap way.

Most of the forum I found and the majority possible problem cause are the rear ABS sensors. Not quite sure left or right, so I went to the Pick and Pull yard to bought a used pair of rear ABS sensors, it cost me CND$30.00, $15.00 each. Way cheaper than you take it out to just get diagnostic.

Follow the sensor wire and plug to replaced both sensors. My car run perfect now, no more jerking, no more ABS kick in by no reason, no more warning light turn on anymore.

Now comes to the biggest problem, when I removed the old sensor, I knew the bolt was going to broke. How can I re-tighten it back? No problem, just let it broke.

This is the way how I fix it: cut a piece of solid electrical wire, about 7 inch long, peel off the wire skin, I only need the copper wire (because copper wire is rust and heat proof).
Unscrew both bigger wheel bearing screws beside the sensor.
Bend the copper wire wrap around the screws, the middle of the wire need to put it through to hold down the back side of the sensor, when tighten the screws back, both screws will tighten the wire and hold down the sensor.

It is very hard to explain , I am going to attach some pictures to show everyone. Basically, with the tax I use around $32.00 to fix the problem.

Sorry about the last picture is quite fuzzy, it is hard to let my camera to get it focus properly, but you should be able to see it.

Because I already did mine, so I just use another screws to show everyone in the pictures how to do it. Also sorry for my English, hope every can understand what I mean.

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Cut a wire around 7 inch long.

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Peel off the wire skin, only need a solid copper wire

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Bend it and wrap around the screw (in clockwise direction because it will be tighten in the same direction), cut the excessive length of wire if need

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After bend will be in S shape.

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Will mount it back to the car like that.

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Finished, when tighten both screws, it will hold the sensor down tight.

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