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Nothing changed because you have to component test
to find problems with a part
Only if you understand the parts being tested & they fail a test,
do they get replaced
ALL VEHICLES since 1996 have those problems & lots more
You use the OBD2 Codes & reference material,trouble charts
and such, to diagnose the issues,that apparently wasn't your approach
Not a bad vehicle,just needs some proper figuring out
Once done & resolved, it seems simple, until the next event,
which will be about once a year on all vehicles
You may have an ABS Braking System issue
Changing the wheel hub brg assy ,assuming the
correct parts used,shouldn't put a problem in there
Posted on Dec 08, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
THE SHOP NEEDS TO CORRECT THIS OR A HAND HELD SCANER WILL ERASE THE CODE,BUT IF MORE THAN JUST THE LIGHT ON THEN , A SHOP SHOULD FOLLOW UP ON THIS,THE LIGHT ON MY CAR IS ON ,NOW EIGHT YEARS, WHAT CAN I DO?????????
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
There is a abs wheel sensor that is on the hubs on these vehicals that should be changed if the light that you are getting comes and goes this happens when the signal from the sensor to the abs system has been interupted you can take it to autozone and have them clear the code for you till you can get this repaired these sensors can cost around 150 to replace ok
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
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