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I have a 2009 ford explorer and after changing the front wheel bearings, my ABS lights came on, brake system lights came on and it says I should service the RSC. My engineer has done everything possible but nothing seems to work. Ithe would not respond immediately to downshifts until about 5 seconds putting my foot down pedal-to-the-metal. This car automatically applies brakes when am driving the the traction control light flashes when that happens. I bought and Installed a brand new fuel pump and a yaw rate sensor and to my biggest surprise, nothing changed. I don't know what to do anymore. This car only has 15000 miles on it and I can't help to think that I wasted my money purchasing this car and I don't know if it is this model in specific or does ford have these kind of problems. Any help please?

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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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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)
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Hello there:
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

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